“Mid-Town Manhattan office- Good place to start and learn cold calling but not to build long term career ”
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I worked at Arjent full-time (Less than a year)RecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEORecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Partners are great guys. Very down to earth people. Will not make you work 70 hour weeks. Get out early on Fridays. Usually never left any later than 5:30. Very hands on training by the partners. Will teach you how to talk on the phone to people which has helped me a great deal where I am a broker now. They also give you a salary which most firms in the city do not and an increase in salary once you get licensed. Overall better then most firms that I hear of in New York City.
Will cold call anywhere from 6-10 months before you even take your series 7 and 63. Will have lead competitions and fire brokers who usually finished last. It was not fair because kids were writing up fake leads and would save their jobs while honest people were getting fired. I was fortunate enough to make it past 3 or 4 competitions being honest until I got axed. My advice would be to write up fake leads if your looking to save your job there as a trainee. I have heard they no longer do these competitions and fire people which is a good thing.
Advice to Management
Let your trainees get licensed first thing to give them a sense of accomplishment from the get go then let them cold call. Develop a better system for having lead competitions and checking whether leads are fake or not. Overall though it's a good place to learn how to talk and sell on the phone.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Arjent (New York, NY).
Applied again for this position (see first interview I posted) was contacted by a senior broker and had a phone chat asking questions about my background. Asked me to come in for an interview which I did. The guys who were going to interview us pulled their "30 minute late to the interview they set up" shtick (again). Group interview, this time it was not in the meeting room it was I'm the ceo's office which had a meeting table. The senior broker told us that he doesn't care about our resume and to tell him something about ourselves. I had my story ready as this was not the first time I was there. He gave us the run down of what the job entails, base salary was $2,000. He then gave us the usual two minute walk around the office, led us to the lobby, giving us a business card for us to contact if we decided that this was for us and we were sent on our way. I came back 10 minutes later to tell him in person that I really want this. He led me to the managing directors office and had a chat with him. He asked me why I decided to choose this firm instead of others. He also asked if I held any licenses. He gave me his business card and told me to call him at wendseday at 10:00 am ( it was Monday) so I called him and he didnt pick up, called some more until he said he was in a meeting and that I should call back in an hour. Called back an hour later, didnt pick up. Kept calling, calling, calling. Until I got through I was told he still has interview and that I should call back Friday. Friday came kept calling, calling, calling, and he says he will have a decision on Monday. I was starting to get agitated so I called the second senior broker, he doesn't pick up. The first broker actually calls me up yelling, and hangs up the phone. called back and Monday at 10 like he had told me to. As soon as I get through to him and tell him who is calling, he transfers me over to the broker who yelled and me and says "we decided to go a different route." by far the worst interview experience ever.
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