Our Mission Statement
- To be known among the premier value investors in the world.
- To deliver on our commitments and obligations to our clients at the highest possible level.
- To attract and retain the best and the brightest employees and partners.
- Leaders have an unwavering vision, set a clear direction, and communicate it in a compelling manner.
- Leaders maintain the highest standards of excellence, integrity, and commitment for themselves and expect the same of others.
- Leaders create an inclusive environment that encourages debate and discovery and act with unity when a decision has been reached.
- Leaders take personal responsibility for failures and credit others for successes.
- Leaders focus on what is best for the long-term interests of the firm and set aside their individual agendas.
- Leaders care for others and earn the trust and loyalty of the team and clients through honesty, fairness, and transparency.
- Leaders step up and make it happen.
We’re dedicated to helping you grow. You’ll be surrounded by colleagues and interact with management who care about your long-term career at Pzena.
- Mentorship program
- Robust on-the-job training
- Leadership training
- Engaging learning opportunities
- Continuing education
We recognize that significant contributions can be made by every employee across all of our positions, levels, and teams. Every team member at Pzena is eligible for partnership.
Diverse and inclusive
Your unique perspective is valuable to us. We build strong teams with diverse cultural, professional, and academic backgrounds.
We consider ourselves a family and care about the well-being of our people. At Pzena, you’re encouraged to have a healthy work/life balance. We contribute to that by offering competitive salaries, generous 401(k) and other savings opportunities, vacation days, and choices for healthcare that suit your needs.
We invest in your career and have a strong track record of internal mobility. Pzena’s environment is one where you can learn, grow, and stay.
From our senior leaders
“I’ve spent much of my career at Pzena working to help the firm grow and adapt to the changing dynamics of our business. I’ve had the opportunity to work across various functions including operations, internal audit, financial reporting, and now as CFO and treasurer. I’ve felt that I was a part of the overall business effort from the beginning of my career and appreciate our culture of opportunity and teamwork. It’s fulfilling to work with people heading towards the same goal of excellence who care about the future success of the company.”
“Over a decade ago, a friend recommended that I join Pzena. Doing so has been the single biggest break in my career. I am now a partner at the firm managing a large department. I continue to find the work challenging, engaging, and often fun. Across all departments, the firm is staffed with smart professionals who pride themselves on doing excellent work with integrity.”
“I enjoy the fact that we wade deep into investment controversies. We engage in debates, explore an array of perspectives, and really hone in on the key issues. I wish outsiders could see the frenzy and excitement in some of our research reviews. It would convince any analyst or portfolio manager to join our team.”
From our early-mid career professionals
“My career at Pzena began over 20 years ago with a temporary position at the reception desk. I moved to New York from a small town in Texas with dreams of being on Broadway and a complete lack of knowledge about the finance industry. Luckily for me, Pzena promotes a culture of intellectual curiosity and diversity. I am proud to be a partner at Pzena, having worked across the firm in administration, operations, finance, and marketing, and I look forward to continuing to learn and grow each day at this unique firm.”
“I joined Pzena out of business school and what attracted me was a mix of two things. First, it has a collaborative and non-hierarchical culture that gives everyone an equal voice. Second, Pzena’s rotational coverage model creates an environment that allows you to learn new industries and business models, as well as become a better investor. There’s also a sense of camaraderie at Pzena. You really get to know and work closely with your colleagues.”
“When describing a company you would like to work for, you likely include friendly employees, intellectually challenging work, a favorable work/life balance, and a workplace that values its employees. I have remained at Pzena for all of these reasons ten years later. There is never a dull moment, nobody is unreachable, and the urge to find solutions and operate more efficiently only grows. I genuinely appreciate everyone at Pzena for helping me improve both personally and professionally. To the upcoming ten years and beyond! ”
From our research team
“I came to Pzena seven years ago and feel incredibly lucky to have found this firm where people are very smart, aspire to excellence, and also genuinely enjoy each other. When I look at my partners around the firm, I feel very happy to know that these are the people I will sit side-by-side with for the rest of my career.”
“Working at Pzena for the last two years has been extremely rewarding. I started as a receptionist where my hard work was always valued. My supervisors sought further successes for me. My colleagues wanted to help me learn and grow within my position and beyond.”
Participate in our traditions, including the annual Pzena Challenge, Pizza Fridays, Executive Committee-hosted lunches, and summer softball league, among other events.
We support the charitable impact you want to make for causes you are passionate about. We make donations to your chosen charities on your behalf and match personal donations. We also host annual charity drives to benefit local organizations.