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Lord Abbett & Co. Reviews

Updated Sep 25, 2019

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2.4
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Lord Abbett & Co. CEO Douglas B. Sieg (no image)
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  • "This hides visibility of highly talented technical people efforts to senior management(in 11 reviews)

  • "There isn't any room for growth just horizontal movement unless you are in really good with upper management(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Sr. Data Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lord Abbett & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Best place to work because of work culture and nice people around me

    Cons

    Commute is a problem because I dont have a car to commute

    Lord Abbett & Co.2018-05-12
  2. "Core Business Services (Finance, Operations, Technology, Administration, etc)"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst 

    I worked at Lord Abbett & Co. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company offers very competitive compensation and benefits (medical, 401k, vacation, sick leave). Easy commute location next to public transit (PATH, light rail). Office is very spacious with large cubicle space and conference rooms. Everything looks like traditional money management with lots of wood furniture and decor. Work was pretty much straightforward and people seemed to be content working there for... many years.

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    Cons

    There was little to no training/development for career growth. Management in core business services lacked business training to understand and prepare for changes in the industry and many projects turned into constant firedrills. Team members were not trained on the subject matter/business area for the projects to which they were assigned. And without the background knowledge the results were adversely... affected.

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    Advice to Management

    Training and development for everyone

    Lord Abbett & Co.2019-09-25
  3. Helpful (2)

    "It's a man's world"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lord Abbett & Co. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Recently rolled out great benefits and the company is trying to provide a better work life balance which it never had before.

    Cons

    The firm is run like a boys club. Only management will get ahead and participate in interesting projects, all others are stuck in dead end roles.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a wave of new people that truly want to see change and the firm progress. The lifers at Lord Abbett are institutionalized with the old culture.

    Lord Abbett & Co.2019-08-23
  4. Helpful (9)

    "Hot Mess Sandwich with Mayonnaise"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lord Abbett & Co.

    Pros

    Unlimited PRO Work from home (kinda)

    Cons

    Simply put...the lunatics are running the asylum. The babies from the movie Boss Baby would do a much job running the show. The place is run by children anyway. Transparency is a joke. Positions are created and filled by “friends of management”, but are NEVER posted anywhere. So unless you fall into that category, you won’t be going anywhere. Finally, no one, and I mean no in management is qualified for the position... they hold.

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    Advice to Management

    Throw the whole thing away.

    Lord Abbett & Co.2019-06-20
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Once was a great place to work at!"

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    Former Employee - Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lord Abbett & Co. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great compensation for the work you do.

    Cons

    No work life balance.

    Lord Abbett & Co.2019-05-15
  6. Helpful (6)

    "what a mess"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lord Abbett & Co. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    you don't have to know anything about investing to run investments.

    Cons

    if clients and board knew how their money was managed, they would be upset. not fun to work here.

    Advice to Management

    bring in talent from real asset managers

    Lord Abbett & Co.2019-06-16
  7. Helpful (11)

    "It’s already been stated in the other reviews"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lord Abbett & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Good short credit team Don’t need to come from top tier universities as majority of leadership is from mid tier state schools

    Cons

    It’s all been stated in other reviews: Not good for minorities or women Harassing, micro managers Yes (white) men are valued and ideas are not No one in leadership with experience outside of the company. If you come from another firm you are a threat Most business leaders have no business training, just sales training Change incentive compensation and make it retroactive with no notice Open or new positions are... never posted, so if you are not one of the yes men, you don’t get the shoulder tap and have no means of promotion

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    Advice to Management

    Does any past employee or partner have anything positive to say about LA? If interviewing here, ask around first. Almost half the ratings on here are 1 star. Second most are 2 star.

    Lord Abbett & Co.2019-05-07
  8. Helpful (8)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Advisor Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lord Abbett & Co. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Exposure to Managers, Investment team members - Content constantly put out regarding products/markets - Great office location - Culture built around teamwork and collaboration

    Cons

    I’ve been working on the sales desk for a few years, and I’ve noticed a few things that definitely make me consider other opportunities: - Constant change to leadership structure makes it difficult to understand firms long term goals - Majority of partners in the firm have never worked anywhere else...which can be good and bad. It’s hard to ask career advice to a partner/senior member of the firm without hearing the... “kool-aid” talk of how great Lord Abbett is - Quality vs. Quantity of contacts could be better. People who hammer the phone senselessly always seem to win out. It’s unfortunate because often times it overlooks smart and professional sales people who deserve more recognition - Product push on funds that are performing well in the near term, and not so much focus around long term products to help grow the firm

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    Advice to Management

    Promoting people with the highest level of activity is one thing, but promote people who actually have high moral standards and who can handle more responsibility...Too many bad eggs.

    Lord Abbett & Co.2019-04-03
  9. Helpful (1)

    "It’s a great position especially if you’re coming right out of college."

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    Current Employee - Advisor Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lord Abbett & Co. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great managing partner and a fun culture in the position.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency from upper management.

    Lord Abbett & Co.2019-02-14
  10. Helpful (7)

    "Wouldn't go back"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lord Abbett & Co. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    25 days PTO, unlimited sick days good healthcare Some managers are absolutely amazing- if you get lucky to work with them that is

    Cons

    frat culture low pay vs industry terrible management

    Advice to Management

    Teach your managers how to actually manage

    Lord Abbett & Co.2019-02-25
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