Our Culture

You'll notice our unique spirit and enthusiasm the minute you walk in the door. People genuinely care about each other. We work together to make our company successful by helping our investors, clients and one another.

Our environment is one in which everyone is encouraged to innovate and is supported in their professional and personal goals. This intangible spirit is one of the keys that place American Century Investments® among the nation's top employers, and it's one of our biggest sources of pride.

Guiding Principles

Open communication. Integrity. Recognition for a job well-done. Always learning, always growing. A feeling of value. These are just a few ways employees describe the culture at American Century Investments. It's a culture that's built around our Guiding Principles.

  • Provide value for our investors
  • Challenge and inspire the best people
  • Build a financially sound company
  • Be adaptable and innovative
  • Work with integrity

These concepts are used daily as guidelines for decision-making. They are ingrained into our entire rewards framework and into everything we do.

Sharing in Success

Our team-based culture thrives on sharing the successes of both the company and individuals.

Each year, we recognize our top performing employees at an all-company celebration. By identifying the exceptional achievements of individuals and teams, recognize that our success is based on not only what we do, but how we do it.

In addition to company-wide celebrations, we also encourage managers to celebrate the accomplishments of individual contributors and entire teams. This includes service anniversaries and project milestones which can be marked with a special lunch or team event—including outings to area parks, professional sporting events and amusement parks.

Every five years, employees who celebrate a service anniversary are awarded an anniversary gift.

Open Communication

Communication is an important part of succeeding in today's competitive environment. We believe the more informed you are about your company and our industry, the better prepared you are to make educated business decisions.

We foster open, two-way, communication. This includes our award-winning corporate Intranet, our electronic question-and-answer database; all-staff Town Hall meetings; and regularly scheduled team meetings.

Community Commitment

Individually and collectively, the people of American Century Investments believe in working hard to achieve success for our clients and our communities.

Employee Involvement

We give where our employees give their time, talents and financial support. Through our "Mutual Friends" employee volunteer program we support charitable organizations in our communities by pooling our time and talents. Projects include things like food pantry collections, school supply drives and team-building activities supporting the community.

We recognize individual contributions of time and money through our "Dollars for Donors" matching-gifts program. Through this unique program, you can direct a portion of the American Century Investments Foundation giving to qualified organizations you personally support.

Each employee can award up to $5,000 to a not-for-profit organization by volunteering time and/or making personal financial donations.

Financial Education

We help parents and educators influence the behaviors of children and young adults to establish a path toward financial independence.

Diversity Has No Limits
What makes you different is what makes us different. At American Century Investments®, we recognize the value of diversity. We believe diversity is what makes us strong and what makes us complete as a workforce. As a company, we accept each person for who they are and the unique talent and strength they bring. It's one of the primary keys to successfully meet the demands of an ever-changing world.

We believe all individuals are entitled to equal employment and advancement opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetics or any other basis protected by law. We do not permit discrimination, nor adopt any policy that discriminates against an individual or group of individuals on any of these bases. (EEO).