E*TRADE Financial Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great Place to get started

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great place to get your 7 and 63, heck even more. paid training for 7 & 63 can't be beat. Plenty of overtime if you need extra cash. Overall i learned so much coming out of college and there aren't many opportunities in this area of finance in Atlanta at the moment.

    Cons

    Compensation for lead generation can be boosted.

  2. good product company to work in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Process driven
    Technologically in the forefront
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Education and rich experience is sometimes underweighed
    Not sure why some folks not with rich experience and education are in the higher level

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company uses cutting edge and open source technologies.Company provides good work environment and focus on framework based development approach to improve productivity.

    Cons

    The company growth does not seem to be impressive for some time and seems to be in the process of changing that by reorganizing and focusing again.Not sure how long it would take to get back into high growth mode.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Unlimited comp for sales on the FC side

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Unlimited comp for sales on the FC side I love it it makes me very motivated to work hard.
    I am happy my manager gives me the space to sell to the right clients. The clients that want and need advice. Many need advice but just do not want it so you need to sift thru to find someone that "gets" that putting all their money in a 12 cent gold mining stock will most likely not help them reach retirement with a good size nest egg.
    Given 200mm book to work with huge opportunity but can hurt you.
    A get the job done culture!

    Cons

    *Operations and TOA are way understaffed should have 30-50 people full time. E*TRADE could bring in an additional 10-25% or more in assets and retention if they refined this area in particular.
    * There should be a positive small revenue share on your practice/book that exceeds threshold or
    * Threshold feels more like a "steal take"
    *UMA needs a bond manager yesterday.

    Advice to Management

    Look at how other discounters execute operations and TOA then copy what they do well.
    I am not sure is Paul is wanting to grow us or sell us? I prefer grow there is an enormous opportunity to grab more market share from TD and Schwab.

  6. Young and dynamic company with endless opportunities for the brave and ambitious

    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in North Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in North Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunites to grow whithin. One can start at the bottom and with hard work and the right attitude can easily move up to more rewarding positions.

    Cons

    Compensation could be better. This industry requires talented people to innovate and stay ahead of the curve. Pay seems lower compared to other companies

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture as it is and design fairer compensation package throughout the organization. Identify key personnel that keeps the business running and the compensate them based on merit.

  7. Helpful (2)

    A pretty good place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pays decent, mostly flexible, an overall pretty good place to work. Not necessarily a lifetime opportunity, but definitely a great place to lead to better opportunities.

    Cons

    Management is full of real 'jerk' type of personalities. They almost seem to reward the 'barker screamer' type over actual competence. Which leads to many departments being run by barking idiots over actual competent people. If you have any real talent, most likely, you won't stay here long-term. A good place as a launching pad for talented people, then take your talents to a better place.

  8. Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience and knowledge

    Cons

    No work/life balance, Not much room for growth depending on the department, classic Corporate America,

    Advice to Management

    Need more flexibility for employees

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to learn about the financial services/brokerage business

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

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay you to get your Series 7 and Series 63 license, benefits are very good, starting pay is decent. Learn a good deal about the financial world in a short amount of time, very applicable if you move to another financial job. All my managers but one were great people to work with, and always there to help. You get a 10% pay increase for working any hours past 5 pm, and any time on the weekends. Business casual dress.

    Cons

    You are monitored on everything you do, from taking exactly a 15 min break, to "unscheduled" bathroom breaks. You phone and computer are tied together and you must "code" you phone to what you are doing, so they now what you are doing all the time. Job can get very monotonous and repetitive. Can be easy to get burnt out. E*trade is open 24/7, so you if you get stuck on the night shift, it can be a while before you get back to regular hours. You have to try to get "leads" for the company (7-10 a week) and you don't get any additional pay for going the extra mile and getting them.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the 24/7 monitoring, would be nice to get a little compensation for leads.

  10. Good Culture, executive team made work life hard

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hard working, proud employees. Underdog mentality led to trying to achieve a greater good for the company. Benefits were competitive.

    Cons

    Executive team turnover. Bad balance sheet management effected everybody. Young sales organization did not have the resources or training to effectively manage sales force.

  11. Great culture and work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back and low pressure environment. Management very accommodating of adjusting work schedules and time off. Adjustable work schedules as long as you put in 8 hours and get work done. Pay is OK taking into consideration nature of work. Management really looks out for employees. Co-workers were all very friendly and approachable. Collegial work atmosphere among different departments.

    Cons

    Work can be routine and unexciting. Layoffs can be rampant especially in Operations. Can get stuck in mediocre position for long time with little pay increases and not much advancement opportunities due to business climates. Low turnover and staff cutbacks which reduces growth opportunities.

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