T. Rowe Price
3.3 of 5 249 reviews
www.troweprice.com Baltimore, MD 5000+ Employees

T. Rowe Price Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.3 249 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

T. Rowe Price President, CEO, and Director James A. C. Kennedy

James A. C. Kennedy

(176 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Very people friendly company, with good work/life balance"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Great benefits and comfortable work environment"
    in 35 reviews
Cons:
  • "headset policy is cumbersome, even for a call center)"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Impact to ability to have appropriate work life balance"
    in 6 reviews
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Good Place to Work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Tampa, FL (US)

I have been working at T. Rowe Price full-time

Pros- great benefits (401k, company stock)
- great employees
- trusted company

Cons- healthcare costs have gone up
- limited room for growth in Tampa office

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Stability and Great Benefits

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at T. Rowe Price full-time

ProsStability, Good Benefits, AWA, Great Bonuses

ConsMild yearly increases, difficult to advance once you get to a certain point.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep talent within the firm by hiring internally. This can be accomplished by mentoring programs to help employees begin preparing for the next steps. Much of Managements focus is on Delivery...somewhere along the way people management fell to the bottom of the priority list.

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Looks great on a resume if you can stand the political environment.

Desktop Support (Former Employee)
Baltimore, MD (US)

I worked at T. Rowe Price as an intern for more than a year

ProsLooks great on a resume. Benefits are amazing- matching 401k, adoption pays up to 80% of fees and tuition reimbursement. Great tool for networking.

ConsVery political environment, hard to move up the ranks unless you network and even then it can be cumbersome. The hiring/on-boarding process can take weeks or months for a position approval.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement: Promote candidates that actually deserve the job and are qualified.
More often than not it was about who you knew in the company rather than experience or job performance. Contracting for this company can be risky depending on the manager.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at T. Rowe Price

Prosgreat corporate access. lots of potential to grow, great support from management. great opportunities to gain responsibility and pick up companies in portfolios

Consa little difficult to actually claim responsibility, very political culture, baltimore sucks, very beaurocratic difficult to manage levels

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Ok

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at T. Rowe Price

ProsGood experience for a resume

ConsBureaucratic; tough to make contributions

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Good place to start

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at T. Rowe Price

ProsOK Benefits and good people on staff level

ConsSalary not commensurate with duties

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work if your comfortable and enjoy working with others

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at T. Rowe Price as an intern

ProsGreat benefits and comfortable work environment.

ConsSalaries are lower than most companies.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to start career, but not a lasting move though

Investment Guidance Specialist (Former Employee)
Colorado Springs, CO (US)

I worked at T. Rowe Price full-time for more than a year

ProsSteady work
Learn a lot about investing
Great investments

ConsReward seniority, not aptitude.
"Brain-shackles" (i.e., headset policy is cumbersome, even for a call center)
Limited upward mobility.
Ruled by the clock

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to start a career and learn the business. Too much focus on race

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Baltimore, MD (US)

I have been working at T. Rowe Price full-time for more than 5 years

ProsI started here out of college and have worked both in Owings Mills and in Baltimore. It is a great place to work, especially if you are starting out. Even though it is a big company it really feels like a family and the culture is great.

ConsThere is a lot of focus on race and ethnicity at this company and it has gotten worse over the last few years. There are efforts to boost the number of minorities with management even admitting that they are willing to go into bidding wars with their competitors for minority job applicants. While I'm sure it is well intentioned, If you are a minority in this company you feel like you are just there because of your skin color. Unfortunately other employees begin to become suspicious that you only got the job because of your skin and otherwise aren't capable. This focus on race is racist and needs to stop. Aside from this it is a good company.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop the focus on race and ethnicity. We should be hiring people based on how well they will do the job, not to fill a quota. At the end of the day what matters is whether or not the person has good ideas. As MLK famously said, "Judge a man by his character and not by the color of his skin."

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company, good atmoshpere

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at T. Rowe Price full-time

ProsTraining is done well, A lot of focus on employee development, Good benefits overall.

ConsSlow moving, and pay is below competitors.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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