E*TRADE Financial

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E*TRADE Financial Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
326 Reviews
2.8
326 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.  

    Not a bad place to work if you're in the IT department

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

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

    Pros

    Good life work balance; sane work hours and the company management does a nice job of providing team-building events and fosters an overall sense of good spirit.

    Cons

    Working with other teams can be difficult; not the most challenging job I've had in my career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break through some of the silos and get teams to communicate and work together more cooperatively. Challenge the status quo and don't just settle for "business as usual."

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has been a decent company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    The best reasons to work for E*TRADE for me are benefits the compensation could be better. I feel the medical and dental insurances are superior. There are also other benefits such as 5% 401k matching and tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    The downside is the micro management on the lower service teams. It is more of a political game when it comes to promotion. Several individuals come to this company with years of experience and I feel they are belittled to fit the call center mode.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really show your appreciation through the bonuses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall it's a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good team and there's a ton of knowledge to be learned.

    Cons

    Non-traditional hours, work/life balance can be difficult, work may become repetitive and dull

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    DBA at etrade

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

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

    Pros

    Good Company, nice place to work

    Cons

    Nothing as of now to say

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall pretty good

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

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

    Pros

    Good Managers
    Good work/life balance
    Good base salary and earnings potential
    Relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Operational side is still a work in progress, not on the same page with sales. Can be more difficult for customers to open and transfer accounts, compared to larger firms.
    Commission plan changes often, consultants now get charged back for giving customers promotions, if customer moves from stock to cash, and you will get charged back if clients moves money out, causing wild swings in bonus.
    I feel like this job has more Pros than Cons compared with other jobs I've had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall I’ve been happy with management, they give you space and offer help when needed. It would be nice if we could get more help with service issues and just focus more of our time on sales.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to learn experiences in the Brokerage Industry

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and the vacation request process is easy to manage. Casual work environment. Expect to wear slacks and shirts. E*TRADE will train & pay for your Series 7 & 63. Good place to learn call-center experiences, brokerage industry experiences, stock-plan, retirements accounts. 6 months to apply for promotion.

    Cons

    Expect to work with non-traditional hours when you first start. Sat & Sun can be your workday. Your manager, depending on who, can be a micromanager. The company will expect you to "sale" leads to Financial Consultants, or Active Trader Consultants, but reward you very little in compensation. Along with compensation, it should be higher. E*TRADE will expect you to do a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate associates more for the works they do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work, although work/life balance can be a challenge.

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

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

    Pros

    Exciting, dynamic, and challenging place to work. Worked with a lot of smart, intelligent, motivated people. You will be rewarded when taking on additional responsibilities while continuing to perform at a high level.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be a bit difficult at times. I definitely felt that people who knew how to play the game, but were by no means all-stars, were unfairly rewarded and promoted over smarter, harder working, higher performing employees who were less socially savvy.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Project Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    The life-work balance is great. Everyone is focused on business while in the office then go home.

    Cons

    Financial services in general isn't a growth industry at the moment so opportunities are limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks with current technology and embrace ideas that may not yield big ROI in the near term but can differentiate us from the competition going forward.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    E*TRADE is a decent place to work, but as with any company has its pros and cons.

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

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is great, the people are great, generally pretty good to work with. The benefits are second to none.

    Cons

    The commissions bonus program, lacks transparency and tends to leave you wonderig if it is set up to benefit you or the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    My experience at E*TRADE has been rewarding with advancement opportunities in to management and above average benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandy, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandy, UT

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial

    Pros

    Fair pay stucture.
    Benefits from day one.
    Pleasant work enviornment

    Cons

    After mid management advancement limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be better at coaching and mentoring subordinates

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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