Putnam Investments Reviews

Updated 16 Jan 2021

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Putnam Investments President, CEO and Trustee Robert L. (Bob) Reynolds
Robert L. (Bob) Reynolds
122 Ratings
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  • "micromanagement, management, always monitored, and low pay, many phone calls(in 13 reviews)

  • "They will tell you that there is a lot of room for growth inside the tax department but this is only to bring you in(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Putnam Investments full-time

    Pros

    Very good for career growth.

    Cons

    None that i can think of.

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  2. "Associate Consultant at Putnam Investments"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Putnam Investments full-time

    Pros

    People, flexibility, culture, fun, hard working

    Cons

    Politics, hard to move up


  3. "Quiet Floor"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Putnam Investments full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Freedom to do whatever you want

    Cons

    Quiet, not much help from coworkers

  4. "Good entry level job out of college"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Transaction Processing Specialist in Boston, MA

    I worked at Putnam Investments full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice co workers

    Cons

    Lots of social politics in work environment

  5. "Great Opportunity"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Investor Services Associate in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Putnam Investments full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Highly motivated coworkers, collaborative environment, flexible & helpful managers

    Cons

    No downsides, opportunities for those seeking advancement

  6. "Beware and know what you are getting yourself into"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Investor Services Representative in Andover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Putnam Investments full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Remote work, learn a lot about investment vehicles.

    Cons

    micromanagement, management, always monitored, and low pay, many phone calls.

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  7. "Very professional"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Portfolio Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Putnam Investments full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Talented individuals, results oriented, collaborative culture

    Cons

    Putnam has a great team of investment professionals, but may be out f touch with investors' demand. Products team (marketing) need to be abreast of investors' desired products and work with the investment teams to offer tailored products.

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  8. "High Pressure"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Portfolio Manager 

    I worked at Putnam Investments full-time

    Pros

    High expectations and smart people.

    Cons

    Tough place to work unless performance was strong.

  9. "Good first job out of college, that’s it"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Client Service Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Putnam Investments full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really the only good thing was a lot of Boston sports swag

    Cons

    Bad management, low pay and weird shifts

  10. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Putnam Investments full-time

    Pros

    Lot of challenges for anyone willing to accept them

    Cons

    Can be a bit hectic at times

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