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Waddell & Reed President, CEO, and Director Hank Herrmann
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    It was a very rewarding internship.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at Waddell & Reed as an intern


    There is a lot of comradely within the office environment. Entrepreneurial atmosphere with opportunity to score your own clients. The office is growing, there are opportunities to buy other's businesses who are looking to retire. After, a few years, the income generated from your clients becomes very rewarding.


    Starting up your own client data base, and there is not base pay. Entirely off commission. Start up process is very tough.

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Updated Oct 7, 2014
Updated Oct 7, 2014

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I knew selling insurance wasnt really what I wanted to do but I drove an hour and a half to the office for the interview experience. I was very disappointed because the interview consisted of one question then an online assessment to see if sales is right for you. I was then handed a Waddell & Reed booklet and sent on my way.

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Website www.waddell.com
Headquarters Overland Park, KS
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1937
Type Company - Public (WDR)
Industry Finance
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Waddell & Reed Financial is one of the oldest mutual fund managers in the US. Subsidiaries administer and distribute more than 80 mutual funds under the names Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds (the company's longest-running and largest fund complex), Ivy Funds (administered by Ivy Investment Management), and Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios; they also manage accounts for institutional investors and private clients. The company sells annuities and insurance through alliances with third-party providers. Waddell & Reed has about 425 locations throughout the US, including more... More

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