E*TRADE Financial

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E*TRADE Financial Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 281 reviews

52% Approve of the CEO

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Paul T. Idzik

(52 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 8 reviews)

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

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    Getting better and making changes for the better.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGetting better and making changes for the better.

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

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

    Financial Sales Consultant (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsThe 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

    ConsI 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 Senior ManagementWork to repair the image of the ind

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not bad, but limited opportunities for growth

    Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee) Alpharetta, GA

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

    ConsLimited opportunities for career growth.

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

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    Long-Time Employee, Slowly Worked Up the Ladder

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsE*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.

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

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFreedom to grow, take on new responsibilities, intelligent employees

    ConsLong hours, changing priorities, sometimes immature leadership

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    Getting mojo back

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsE*trade is known for innovation. So where along the lines they lost their way. It seems that the company has found its mojo. Lots of energy around innovation and new ideas are taking place. Management is making every effort to create the right environment to encourage and foster new thinking

    ConsThere are many new processes that management should consider streamlining. Few opportunities for promotions

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

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

    • Approves of CEO

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    Staff Engineer

    Senior Staff Software Engineer (Former Employee) Menlo Park, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers should be hands on.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company for the self-motivated

    Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) Alpharetta, GA

    ProsGreat opportunities for those willing to work hard to accomplish goals.
    Great employee recognition for outstanding performances, contributions, and accomplishments.
    Very competitive compensation.
    Access to best trading tools in the market.

    ConsLack of upper management stability.
    Poor communication between departments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    In my experience you had to put up with the micro management that is typical of a call center, but pay is competitive.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe training was good, with opportunities for advancement

    ConsThere was a great deal of micro management

     

    Overall a good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOverall a good place to work

    ConsNone at this point in time

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