Russell Investments Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 23 Jul 2020

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Russell Investments CEO Michelle R. Seitz
Michelle R. Seitz
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  1. "Good company, lacking growth opportunities"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Investments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Family centered, good work life balance, good matching

    Cons

    Career opportunities, base pay, communication of how raises occur.

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  2. "Focused on growth - a unique provider in the solutions space."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Michelle Seitz the CEO has the firm focused and energized. Great work life balance and an array of competitive benefits.

    Cons

    Ability to support growth fast enough given all the opportunities. Priorities and people’s ability to. Accept change.

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  3. "Settled environment"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Analtsy 

    I have been working at Russell Investments full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance; not stressful

    Cons

    unwilling to change and/or follow the industry trends

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good while it lasted"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonus and 401k discretionary, work life balance, understanding of long commute, ability to WFH when necessary

    Cons

    Pay scale is just average, ownership is a hedge fund and all that comes with it.

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  5. "good company, low engagement from new management"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Investments full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good work/life balance, friendly and helpful associates, open communication culture, opportunities to move up internally

    Cons

    new management is not engaging employees, structural changes happening,

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  6. "Lovely place to spend time but at what cost"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
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    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Russell Investments full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very pleasant working environment and culture of respect and diversity. Excellent benefits and work/life balance but these seemed under threat.

    Cons

    Sleepy attitude, lacking innovation and willingness to embrace change. Difficult to advance within organisation due to long serving senior management who are not up to the task not being moved on. Another former employee described it perfectly by saying it is a place where careers go to die.

  7. "Good company, nice people, but lots of changes at the moment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Implementation Portfolio Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, friendly environment, good work-life balance, good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of changes affecting morale, some people are too comfortable and not doing much work.

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  8. "Difficult road for the past few years"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Investments full-time

    Pros

    good hardworking people good work/life balance

    Cons

    low morale many changes in management

  9. Helpful (5)

    "It started so well...."

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Fantastic location in Central London within minutes of the West End. Some down to earth people (although, not many!)

    Cons

    Where do I begin? There is absolutely no interest from management to help anyone progress your career, unless you are 'in' with particular people. They will axe staff that are very talented just to hire someone at a more junior level just to save a few quid, even though I know they are now struggling. There is a culture of continuous cost-cutting since being taken over by TA et al. Some of the more senior management act as if they are god-like entities. There is a clear lack of direction or focus on business decisions, to the point they speak huge amounts of money on a specific system, to replace it for a system just as expensive a year later. Avoid.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Practice Management Consultant"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Russell Investments full-time

    Pros

    Decent starting salaries, work/life balance.

    Cons

    No raises and organizational structure is weak. Company is volatile.

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