Boston Financial

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Boston Financial Reviews

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
64 Reviews
3.5
64 Reviews
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Terry L. Metzger
29 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible for part-timers, decent pay for college students (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits, training and people (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Very limited if any room for growth (in 3 reviews)

  • Difficult to move up, work shifts with the stock market, some positions lack that certain challenge that some people need in their career (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome people, Software - a lot of change in my group. People, not cutting edge technology here though.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Quincy, MA

    I worked at Boston Financial as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    People. The people are great, smart, welcoming and very easy to get going with out feeling that you can't ask a question. Everybody went to all ends to answer a question, help you in an area that you hadn't dealt with. The immediate management was great - again, they knew their stuff and appreciated what a task and sprint would take.

    Cons

    The ability to work from home when needed: some jobs can be done from home. I think showing up at a desk to be there isn't necessarily productive. Office time is needed, but sometimes not when you can do the same at home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop outsourcing the software, believe me, you'll regret it.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Unprofessional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, MA

    I have been working at Boston Financial full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, can't complain there. Great location in Quincy, easy to get too. You can either have an amazing manager or an awful manager who knows nothing.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement. Everyone is unprofessional and the "F" Bomb is dropped in every meeting. They rarely hire externally so all the smart people get promoted and what's left is a bunch of low performing employees. The overall knowledge is decreasing. No one is held accountable. Some business lines are stagnant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People need to be held accountable for their mistakes...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    decent for short term employment only

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Quincy, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Quincy, MA

    I have been working at Boston Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    the benefits are above standard

    Cons

    depressed culture, lack of compassion, cut-throat advancment process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be consistent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Disorganized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Boston Financial

    Pros

    Benefits, paid sick time and vacation

    Cons

    This is not somewhere to work if you want to work for a forward thinking, innovative, change making company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    One of the better financial services firms

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Financial full-time

    Pros

    Good place for a career - leadership is accessible - they do care about people almost to a fault

    Cons

    Challenging times - management a bit doom and gloom - industry isn't what it once was

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people - tap their creativity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Fun place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CRG in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - CRG in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Boston Financial full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team members and atmosphere.

    Cons

    Smaller budget, less room to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing comes to mind on this

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Culture problems abound

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Rockland, ME
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Rockland, ME

    I have been working at Boston Financial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It didn't used to be all bad the way I'm about to describe. There was a time that it seemed the company at least put on a show that it valued its employees. Now it's just cutthroat at the senior management level and they don't care how many "little people" they have to crush to get to the top.

    Cons

    In the last 12-18 months there has been a major culture shift that is slowly eating away at the core of this 40+ year old company. Management treats employees like numbers and acts like they are disposable. Senior management encourages a culture of CYA at all costs. Very good people who dared having opposing opinions to this type of negative culture, who gave, in some cases decades of loyalty, have been terminated for their insolence. This place is on a collision course with chaos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wouldn't recommend this place to my worst enemy. You need to do a power wash of the crap staining your walls. You have been infected by people who don't care how their negative actions affect people. These individuals are at a senior management level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    From a part-time employee's perspective, bfds was a solid company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mutual Funds/Corporate Securities Representative in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Mutual Funds/Corporate Securities Representative in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at Boston Financial part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Bfds Paid well and had flexible hours that could be scheduled around classes, and it looks good on your resume. You get to learn a little bit how investment processing works, but they left the bigger responsibilities to the full-time folks. They did a pretty good job at giving you regular feedback and training on new work if you show you're competent.

    Cons

    The work got monotonous pretty quickly. Don't come to work without your headphones!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great job, one of the best jobs for college students out there.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mutual Funds/Corporate Securities Representative in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Mutual Funds/Corporate Securities Representative in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at Boston Financial part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    gain familiarity with mutual funds and other aspects of financial services. Flexible with school/study schedule. Office culture is great! Food and treats are brought in for different occasions, both holiday and random. Team parties when the team performs well, either potluck or manager's treat.

    Cons

    Training sometimes takes longer than necessary. It can be a little isolated and quiet, dependent on work area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Mutual Fund Rep.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mutual Fund Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Mutual Fund Representative in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Boston Financial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and work environment. Benefits are one of the best I've seen a company offer.

    Cons

    A lot of "favoritism which you see everywhere but its more apparent here.

    Approves of CEO

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