Wellington Management? Rep, exit opps? Worth it?

Recently received an invite to got to Boston and interview for an investment reporting analyst role. Seems like a good entry into the asset management/fixed income world and would be a great opportunity. Do a yea/two and move into a better role or leave for a better role. Anyways, I live in nyc, recent grad. Moving worth it for your first opportunity? Is going to work for that specific firm worth it? I do have some good leads and interviews coming up in nyc but they seem to be moving really fast at Wellington. Don't want to move there and its not going to lead to something good in a year or two.

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Feb 21, 2019 - 12:32pm

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Feb 25, 2019 - 5:48am

Just re-read job title - apologies i thought it was an investment analyst role. Wellington is very well regarded but my honest advice is that taking a reporting analyst role is less than ideal if you are looking to be in an investment role. My advice would be it is far better to get an investment analyst / (associate) role at somewhere far less known if you want to have a career as an analyst. Depending on how you assess your options it would be a perfectly comfortable lifestyle and place to work - but I would have very high confidence saying you would not be able to move from the reporting role to an investing role within Wellington.

Feb 25, 2019 - 5:37am

Don't know how internal mobility is at Wellington or what you're really looking for but at first glance the job title doesn't sound like an actual investing role if that means anything to you

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Feb 28, 2019 - 12:58pm

Thanks, I appreciate it. I am just in one of those situations where I currently have nothing. Few referrals for some roles but no actual real interviews or anything that I see leading to an offer. So trying to see what is out there hat I can use to leverage in a year to move into investments/research.

Mar 2, 2019 - 12:32pm

When did you graduate? If you're a May 2018 grad and still looking for something I would take the Wellington job. The other posters are correct that it's not ideal to be in a middle to back office role if your ultimate goal is to be an investment analyst. However, at some point having a long gap between graduation and your first job will become a real hurdle to getting any job. If you're a Dec 2018 grad the decision is a little tougher and you might wait it out a bit. In general terms, Wellington has a great rep though.

May 8, 2019 - 11:40pm

Agreed with points above. Welly has a great work/life balance, especially in that type of a role, but unlikely for you to move... So it depends on what you are looking for.

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