Russell Investments FAQ

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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Russell Investments.

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38 English questions out of 38

14 May 2021

Does Russell Investments offer sponsored degrees?

Pros

The decent (not great) name recognition on your resume when you finally come to your senses that working at Russell Investments is not worth it. Average employees are pretty awesome people, not to be confused with upper management

Cons

Management will play all their non-existent cards during interviews to make you want to work there. Flexible PTO, Fitness reimbursement, professional development reimbursement, ERGs, remote work, industry leading pay with bonuses and annual raises, abundant promotion opportunities. Oh, except most of it is an exaggeration - remote work is frowned upon by the company, they want you in the office as much as possible, pay starts out decent and quickly goes to crap, and professional fees are questioned, then forced to be paid back when you leave. I was there several years and never saw a raise, and continually my bonus decreased due to “markets” while being told my performance was exceptional. Icing on the cake was I was told “raises were only being given to directors and executives”. WTH? And in several years of being here, constantly chasing a promotion and speaking with my manager about it and being told i was on-track for one “soon”, I was told there isn’t “budget” for me to promote. Maybe don’t spend all of your budget on Michelle’s office?

Advice to Management

Pay employees like you actually respect them rather than lining upper managements pockets, and don’t be deceitful in your benefits offering. Diversify your heavily-white, heavily male management. Allow people to WFH who don’t want to be part of your selectively open-office (the one where our CEO turns a conference room into her personal office)

Flexible PTO, Fitness reimbursement, professional development reimbursement, ERGs, remote work, industry leading pay with bonuses and annual raises, abundant promotion opportunities.

14 May 2021

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17 September 2020

Does Russell Investments offer an employee assistance or workplace counselling program?

Pros

Good benefits, have employees who really care what they do and want to support others

Cons

Undergoing painful transition with culture mis-matches due to PE ownership

Good benefits, have employees who really care what they do and want to support others

17 September 2020

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8 January 2020

Does Russell Investments offer healthcare cash plans?

Pros

Everyone wanted to help clients and aimed for delivering the best customer service. Most people knew what they are doing. Co-workers were professional and respected each other. There were changes that were happening quickly and people did their best in adapting to the changes. Benefits were awesome: 17 PTO days to start and then you would get 22 PTO days after 4 years; had option to work remotely once a week to get a break from the awful commute into Seattle; 401k employer match was 5%, but it had a 5 year vesting schedule; and medical plans were on par with the industry.

Cons

There were many changes from ownership changes and this created uncertainty for some associates. The commute and the uncertainty were my two reasons for leaving.

Advice to Management

Keep the associates updated to changes and to stay positive.

Benefits were awesome: 17 PTO days to start and then you would get 22 PTO days after 4 years; had option to work remotely once a week to get a break from the awful commute into Seattle; 401k employer match was 5%, but it had a 5 year vesting schedule; and medical plans were on par with the industry.

8 January 2020

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8 January 2020

What is the retirement plan like at Russell Investments?

Pros

Everyone wanted to help clients and aimed for delivering the best customer service. Most people knew what they are doing. Co-workers were professional and respected each other. There were changes that were happening quickly and people did their best in adapting to the changes. Benefits were awesome: 17 PTO days to start and then you would get 22 PTO days after 4 years; had option to work remotely once a week to get a break from the awful commute into Seattle; 401k employer match was 5%, but it had a 5 year vesting schedule; and medical plans were on par with the industry.

Cons

There were many changes from ownership changes and this created uncertainty for some associates. The commute and the uncertainty were my two reasons for leaving.

Advice to Management

Keep the associates updated to changes and to stay positive.

Benefits were awesome: 17 PTO days to start and then you would get 22 PTO days after 4 years; had option to work remotely once a week to get a break from the awful commute into Seattle; 401k employer match was 5%, but it had a 5 year vesting schedule; and medical plans were on par with the industry.

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27 July 2021

Does Russell Investments have a sabbatical or career break policy?

Pros

Work/Life Balance, Remote work flexibility, benefits, sabbatical after 10yrs, work environment

Cons

Private Equity Ownership means Russell is up for sale; depending on the outcome, this could result into a positive or negative outcome. other than that, things are great. Many of the bad reviews seem to come from people who have been at Russel forever, and have not experienced working at other financial services companies.

Work/Life Balance, Remote work flexibility, benefits, sabbatical after 10yrs, work environment

27 July 2021

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