Schroders Reviews

Updated 18 Jan 2021

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Schroders CEO Peter Harrison
Peter Harrison
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  1. "Good culture and great colleagues"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Analyst 

    I worked at Schroders full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and benefits, not too stressful.

    Cons

    A tad slow and politics matter (as would be expected anywhere else too).

  2. "Good employer"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Operational Risk Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schroders full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Takes good care of employees

    Cons

    None to note - satisfied employee


  3. "Recommend"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture and flat structure

    Cons

    Poor pay if not in the investment team No growth potential

  4. "Demanding, but great place to be"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schroders full-time

    Pros

    Lots of varied work, opportunities are available as long as you are proactive in asking for them

    Cons

    Career progression is slow & often unclear

  5. "Good work-life balance"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, office is really nice

    Cons

    Salary Opportunities for global travel

  6. COVID-19

    "Very cliquey - fine if your face fits - if not, look out!"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Finance in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location, brand name. New building - but the novelty soon wears off after a few months. Also now less attractive in the current Covid climate with more working from home.

    Cons

    Cliquey non-inclusive environment. You're fine if your face fits - if not, there is always the opportunity to cull you out quietly every December. Many have quietly disappeared every December. Nice Xmas present for some. Flat structure with no clear career path progression - you are either one of many Team Members, a Team Leader or a Manager.

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  7. "."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Analyst/Developer in London, England

    I have been working at Schroders full-time

    Pros

    Schroders is a great company

    Cons

    Schroders is a large firm

  8. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Risk Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Schroders full-time

    Pros

    Good environment and well located. Friendly staff

    Cons

    No cons to report, a good company overall

  9. "Great Company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Fantastic company culture with very innovative people

    Cons

    Stagnant environment with not much room for career progression

  10. COVID-19
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    "Desperately needs to try something new"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Information Technology 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schroders full-time

    Pros

    - Well capitalised with deep pockets - Phenomenal London HQ with on-site gym - Response to COVID-19 pandemic was exceptional, with tremendous support for staff available - Truly global organisation, but ultimately a British success story - A great brand that opens doors - Some phenomenal talent, particularly at more junior and mid-weight levels

    Cons

    - Suffering the same difficulties as any active asset manager. Innovative attempts to counter have fallen a bit flat in their execution (Schroders Personal Wealth, Benchmark). Risk-averse to trying anything radical - "what if it doesn't succeed?" mentality. (How about assuming it won't and embracing that?) - Old boys club mentality still exists, with less than brilliant senior managers rotated in and out of jobs with very little new talent brought in - Pockets of deeply rooted politics, toxic in nature, with nobody prepared to confront and exorcise - A couple of senior leaders are an absolute shambles - if you end up in their extended team, it's game over for your job (luckily, the Schroders name makes it easier to find something else)

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