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Rathbone Brothers Reviews

Updated 5 Jun 2019

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3.8
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Rathbone Brothers CEO Philip Howell
Philip Howell
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work/life balance for the industry(in 6 reviews)

  • "I feel very comfortable working with Rathbones and it is by far the best Wealth Management films I worked for(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "No cons - temporary assignment only(in 4 reviews)

  • "No real cons to working for the company(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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      Current Employee - Intern 

      I have been working at Rathbone Brothers full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Good experience and intro into investment management

      Cons

      Occasionally quite monotonous tasks but also some very interesting ones

      Advice to Management

      None

      Rathbone Brothers2019-05-05
    • Helpful (2)

      "Dodgy Company - Keep away"

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      Former Employee - Financial Planning Analyst in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Rathbone Brothers full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      The salary is only slightly below market level

      Cons

      This company is exceptionally dodgy and doesn't employ a diverse workforce. There is an old fashioned way of working at this company and this extends to areas of the business especially the terrible out dated IT systems. This is also the kind of company that people have been working there for either donkeys years or less than a year so this creates a cliquey atmosphere where new employees are treated with distain and...

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      Advice to Management

      You are part of the problem

      Rathbone Brothers2019-06-05
    • "Admin assistant"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Rathbone Brothers full-time

      Pros

      Good support structure for each wider team

      Cons

      Low pay and training should be more streamlined. Low bonuses

      Rathbone Brothers2019-03-20
    • "Generally a good place to work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Rathbone Brothers full-time

      Pros

      Good work/life balance for the industry. Very nice central London office and good social events. Opportunity to develop professional skills and gain qualifications is second to none - there is a really generous L&D policy for training. Autonomy in carrying out role was good. There are initiatives in place to encourage diversity but change is too slow (also a con...). Great benefits - holiday purchase scheme,...

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      Cons

      Salaries for operational staff are not competitive. Communication from the top needs to improve. Change is too slow.

      Advice to Management

      The lack of diversity in middle to senior management posts needs to be addressed. There is a pool of very intelligent, devoted and engaged staff that need to be entrusted to drive the change that is needed.

      Rathbone Brothers2019-03-04
    • Helpful (1)

      "2 Years at Rathbones"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Rathbone Brothers full-time

      Pros

      1) Lots of intelligent and friendly coworkers. Most teams have a good social aspect, and are very welcoming to new hires. 2) Rathbones will push you to grow you career. You get out of it what you put in. This is the single best thing about the firm if you are starting out. 3) The firm has a strong pedigree and there is pride in the business. 4) Many stay for the long haul. Little staff turnover which says a lot

      Cons

      1) IT systems need more investment. Feels like we've taken a step back a few times. 2) There has been a lot of wasted time, scrapping ideas late into the process and backtracking. Stronger leadership needed at the top. 3) Much of the 'old guard' will fight against any change, even when it is in the firm's best interest. 4) Although career opportunities and growth are good, salaries are average. Money flows to the top.

      Rathbone Brothers2018-11-16
    • "Fund manager"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Rathbone Brothers full-time

        Pros

        Flat corporate structure, strong culture

        Cons

        Smaller than peers, but can be a positive too

        Rathbone Brothers2018-11-12
      • Helpful (1)

        "Go in with your eyes open..."

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at Rathbone Brothers full-time

        Pros

        Rathbone Investment Management is a great company with a long and distinguished history, dating back to the 18th century. Many parts of the company still exhibit an old fashioned paternalism and old fashioned (in a positive way) values. It is currently quite successful and profitable, which leads to good perks such as share-save schemes and regular fully funded staff events (e.g. summer party / Christmas parties). Many...

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        Cons

        The firm is undergoing a lot of change and will have to undergo a lot more over the coming years if it is to maintain its current status. This will be a challenge as the critical mass of people do not understand this is necessary or have any idea how to address this. I worked in the IT arena, which is also undergoing a lot of necessary change. H However, after 2 years or so, this work is getting muddled and has lost...

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        Advice to Management

        Get a clear business strategy together, communicate it and make sure that the IT roadmap enables the business strategy. And make sure somebody someone in the leadership team can analyse and challenge all the IT projects & changes - to keep them in line.

        Rathbone Brothers2018-11-12
      • "Rathbone"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Good work colleagues, good pay, good bonus.

        Cons

        A little bit monotonous, long journey to office from where i live!

        Rathbone Brothers2018-08-20
      • "Compliance department"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Rathbone Brothers full-time

          Pros

          Good place to work, supportive team

          Cons

          No cons - temporary assignment only

          Rathbone Brothers2018-08-12
        • "Would not recommend"

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
            Doesn't Recommend
            Negative Outlook
            Disapproves of CEO

            I worked at Rathbone Brothers full-time

            Pros

            Started well however it declined rapidly

            Cons

            Surrounded by people that don’t know how to do their job, carried by the good ones

            Advice to Management

            You are losing good people and rewarding the bad not sure why! Maybe you don’t know what a good employee looks like.

            Rathbone Brothers2018-06-16
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