- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
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Great work life balance and benefits. Good culture and great bunch of people to work with. Big bonuses.
Typically pays less than the industry average.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Commonwealth Financial Network (Waltham, MA).
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.
- 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
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...