Man Group Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated 21 Sep 2020

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Man Group CEO  Luke Ellis
Luke Ellis
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Lots of staff friendly perks like flexible working, 4 mths paternity leave, free lunch, nice offices etc(in 10 reviews)

  • "It was a great learning opportunity to work at Man Group, talented people and work environment(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Refusal by senior management to talk about areas of failure honestly to the employees, as if no one would notice if its not mentioned(in 4 reviews)

  • "Longer working hours (compared with academia), but maybe same(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Decent company but not as entrepreneurial as I thought"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Man Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Smart people - Good for learning about financial markets and asset management

    Cons

    - Bureaucratic and lacking autonomy - Unclear vision

  2. "Good company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Man Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart people, large range of products. Ideal for a Sales

    Cons

    Lack of transparency on compensation


  3. "Nice result focused professional team"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Man Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    AHL had almost flat organisational structure. High visibility of personal achievement and ability to make impact. Fast and relatively flexible decisions making. Pragmatic approach to tech. Internal mobility is amazing and used. Lots of extremely smart people.

    Cons

    Average benefits package. Flat organisational structure makes it hard to climb roles ladder.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "High calibre of people but cost cuts resulted in no pay progression"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Man Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I worked with some really smart people who really knew what they are doing, and I encountered this in various departments and teams. Smart bunch, prestigious and intellectually stimulating environment.

    Cons

    Management had put in place cost-cutting measures which meant salary freezes for many years. High staff turnover as a result and morale was low.

  5. "Great place to work and thrive"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Man Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart people, collegial environment, flat structure, fast growing, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    really not too much downside, pace could be faster, but some of that is just nature of research

  6. "Quant"

    4.0
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at Man Group

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting work and good food.

    Cons

    None, overall a great place to work!

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed but mostly good"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Man Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture and history, smart people, very collegiate atmosphere, fantastic purpose built office in a great location, solid investment in infrastructure and equipment

    Cons

    Culture clash between the scientists and geeks at AHL and the wideboy spivs at GLG. Decisions made behind closed doors and the data massaged to fit it later.

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  8. "Great place to work"

    5.0
     

    I worked at Man Group

    Pros

    Great place to work, smart people, excellent comp package

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for career progression

  9. "Lazy Senior Management with no vision"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Hedge Fund Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Man Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Overpay across ranks and functions Better to be an employee than a shareholder or client Strong retail distribution platform Some smart people still around from the old days

    Cons

    Don't listen to client needs Expensive products with limited transparent on fees Senior Management detached from staff and clients Hire rather than promote internally

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