E*TRADE Financial

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E*TRADE Financial Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
305 Reviews
2.8
305 Reviews
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Paul T. Idzik
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Etrade values work life balance and offers opportunities to advance in your career path (in 16 reviews)

  • The Series 7 and 63 training is free and useful in other jobs (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • could improve in employee work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Call center work can eventually wear on an individual (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent eye-opener

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Design in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Web Design in New York, NY

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The creative team is always on the know about current technology. The company has an awesome branding and style-guide to work with.

    Cons

    I could see somedays getting put-off by slow approval of proposed creative ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None really

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    E*TRADE Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial full-time

    Pros

    High energy leadership team that isn't afraid to change things that need changing makes for great opportunities to make a real difference and advance in one's career. Mid-level leadership show true caring for their people.

    Cons

    The largest challenge is keeping up with the pace of work. With so much change for the better happening, the pace can be exhilarating or overwhelming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a solid plan for success in place. Do not be deterred by short-term challenges that might derail the company's transformation. Keep the faith and E*TRADE will be great again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Paid Training, Good benefits which start on day of hire, Lower pay, Micromanaged.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Sandy, UT

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    As an entry level FSR (financial services rep.) you will learn and gain exposure to almost everything within the brokerage banking system. If you like overtime especially in the tax season it will be available. Excellent support and training.

    Cons

    You will be on the phone all the time, I'm not saying this is a con but there is no time for chit chat as there is almost always calls in the que. You will be micromanaged down to the minute including call time, breaks, lunch and almost everything you do. Again not necessarily a con just the way it is. If you are punctual and don't mind working for 8 hrs a day then you will do fine and will gain a lot of knowledge and experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Lots of New Life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience in New York, NY
    Current Employee - User Experience in New York, NY

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Exciting and challenging projects underway to modernize the company. Leadership is supportive of ambition and knows they should think big.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are a lack of processes and also a lack of speed in modernization efforts. As a result, some change feels slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up on following through.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Getting better and making changes for the better.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial

    Pros

    Getting better and making changes for the better.

    Cons

    Was once the leader in the business but now it's a follower.

  7.  

    • Proactively contact clients to determine the best method of allocating assets across multiple markets in order to achi

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Sales Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Sales Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The ability to assist client with meeting their goals,. My strength has always been in sales, and this environment allows me to utilize my extensive experience to perform under limited management supervision

    Cons

    I have been in the securities industry for 27 years, and the overall atmosphere has changed tremendously from one of trust and long standing relationship, to one of distrust and skepticism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to repair the image of the ind

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not bad, but limited opportunities for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice environment, but mostly because of a great direct manager.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for career growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Long-Time Employee, Slowly Worked Up the Ladder

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    E*TRADE Financial offers a high energy environment with lots of highly technical minds.
    Vacation policies are generous after you've put in your years.
    Excellent health benefits.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to come by.
    Company direction is constantly in flux as Executive Management team has experienced high level of turnover.
    Significant raises can only be found with title changes and promotions; however, these raises are paltry in comparison to what can be obtained elsewhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of the hard working individuals that have stood by the company over the many years of turmoil at E*TRADE Financial.

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial

    Pros

    Freedom to grow, take on new responsibilities, intelligent employees

    Cons

    Long hours, changing priorities, sometimes immature leadership

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Staff Engineer

    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice env, nice people. Fast release. Good business. You can make or break system fast.
    People are nice to work with. Flexible environment

    Cons

    Old technologies, need to change to new stack of technologies. They should move to big data hadoo hbase hive etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be hands on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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