Cetera Financial Group

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Cetera Financial Group Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
20 Reviews
2.7
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    This is a great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Finance  in  Saint Cloud, MN
    Current Employee - Finance in Saint Cloud, MN

    I have been working at Cetera Financial Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    This is a great place to work!

    Cons

    Does not offer flexible work schedules to all employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative
    Current Employee - Administrative

    I have been working at Cetera Financial Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great supervisors who were willing to really teach you and help you in your career journey

    Cons

    Honestly, it was only a con because I realized I just don't want to go into the financial services industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cetera Financial Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good -- paid better than a lot of other companies

    Cons

    No growth or promotion opportunity is available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire internally

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Project Intern

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    Former Employee - Project Intern  in  El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Project Intern in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Cetera Financial Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good, challenging and dynamic environment

    Cons

    Not a place to grow, so not a place for freshers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A company focused on growth.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cetera Financial Group as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and community.

    Cons

    Employees are not the companies most important asset. They tend to hire from outside, so growth is difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    WORST EXPERIENCE

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Cetera Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Give me a couple hours I may be able to come up with one, or maybe not

    Cons

    The managers and directors have no managerial or people skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that have personal skills and know how to manage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good learning experience for entry level

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cetera Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    People working with you are great and you will learn to work in a team environment

    Cons

    Not all people working there will give 100% and others will have to pick up their slack. Also, the training is poor and needs to be improved for both new and current employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire quality people and provide quality training from the beginning

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Clueless Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Saint Cloud, MN
    Former Employee - Analyst in Saint Cloud, MN

    I worked at Cetera Financial Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Employees are friendly and work hard.

    Cons

    Workflow is inconsistent between departments, some departments have no work while others are overwhelmed with work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smooth the workflow between departments better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Employees are lowest priority

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Cetera Financial Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You can wear jeans to work.

    Cons

    The Executive Team, whose office line a wall referred to as "the wall of shame", overwork staff to the point of insanity. They have no clue how to prioritize, stick to strategy, and primarily, invest in employees. They lip service values and culture with ZERO action. It's all another job for employees to pile on. Every decision is by committee vote and one voice of dissent and you start all over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in employees, pull back on project loads, and stick to a plan. No one is in charge since every decision is by committee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Way Understaffed, Stressful Environment

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    Former Employee - Operations Representative  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Representative in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Cetera Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employees care about each other, treat each other like family.

    Cons

    Being understaffed is the biggest issue. When our company was acquired by Cetera, they laid off a lot of people and then expected the remaining employees to pick up their work without any change in compensation. In fact, many benefits were scaled back or eliminated. Employees who were working toward degrees, for example, instantly lost their tuition assistance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you care about your employees and the service your advisors are getting, invest in your employees by providing the resources necessary to get the job done well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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