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    Interning was great

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    I have been working at Commonwealth Financial Network


    Good environment to work in, had the ability to work on my own and prioritize as I saw necessary


    Got a little repetitive after a while and there was that many new things to do

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    Keep up the great work, my bosses and all the partners are great people.

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    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
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    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Commonwealth Financial Network.

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    The process itself was very easy. There was a phone screening with the company recruiter. I was then invited for an on-site interview. Everyone was extremely friendly and the company is rated very high by its employees. It would have been a great opportunity, but unfortunately it wasn't to be. I have a couple of complaints about my experience. First, they asked for my date of birth right before I interviewed which I declined to give for obvious reasons.They made some lame excuse about needing it for my background check because they are an advisory firm. I have never had to provide this information prior to being hired and I have been in the securities industry my whole career. I am still in shock about that one. The other complaint that I have is that I never heard another word from them about the job after the interview (not even a robot reject email). I followed up with everyone that I met with the very next day to thank them for their time. I find this to be inconsiderate and a bit classless. There is no excuse for such rudeness and it totally negated my initial impression of what a great group of people they were. It takes two minutes to fire off a rejection email or make a phone call.

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    • Basic assessment questions related to the job itself. I appreciated not having to answer all those behavior questions like, "what is your greatest weakness?" They do have you fill out a psychometric test just prior to going into the interview.   Answer Question
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Top Places to Work Globe 100 (#6), Boston Globe, 2009
Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2009
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Headquarters Waltham, MA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1979
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

If it were up to Commonwealth Equity Services we'd all have this in common -- wealth, that is. Better known as Commonwealth Financial Network, the independent broker-dealer provides investment products and services to a network of more than 1,300 independent financial advisors throughout the US. It has about $50 billion in assets under management. Commonwealth Financial Network provides access to such financial products as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, investment trusts, life and long-term care insurance, retirement plans, CDs and money market accounts, and... More

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