E*TRADE Financial

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E*TRADE Financial Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
298 Reviews
2.8
298 Reviews
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Paul T. Idzik
54 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Etrade values work life balance and offers opportunities to advance in your career path (in 16 reviews)

  • The Series 7 and 63 training is free and useful in other jobs (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • could improve in employee work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Call center work can eventually wear on an individual (in 14 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst company to work for !!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some coworkers were friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Micromanagement was common practice there. Employees were not valued. Instead they were blamed for upper management's missteps. Technology was outdated and you didn't have opportunity to learn and explore cutting edge technology. After working there for a number of years and you would find yourself stuck with the company and had no markable skills. Benefits were below average in the industry. Only 12 days of vacation to start with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn more people management skills and learn to respect others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    product management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial

    Pros

    good benefits, nice people to work with, bright technology team!

    Cons

    work overload, no direction, too vendor dependent, management wants the little people to lead them!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lead!

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    In this job, you will learn about the financial industry everyday.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They provide great training before you are on the job and have good benefits.

    Cons

    There is a lot of micromanaging.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    vice presient

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Arlington, VA

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    i thought it was fun to be in the financial services industry particularly with a company which valued cutting edge technology to deliver innovative products and services. and who doesn't love the ETRADE baby?

    Cons

    corporate politics. I'm sure politics play a role at the top of all major companies but it gets even worse when top management is in fear for their job. the 2012 exercise with a management consultancy caused many headaches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on employee morale!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Ok company really good benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial

    Pros

    The benefits are very good.

    Cons

    you need to kiss up to make it, no one wants to buy managed money from an online brokerage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trash MIP

  7.  

    Financial Service Representative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial full-time

    Pros

    Working environment is comfortable, and good, People are nice.

    Cons

    Stay on phone all time, and very busy when the market fluctuates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Complex environment ever changing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good products and services, and great brand

    Cons

    Poor leadership, and very little direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need consistence

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to take initiatives

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great company if you like to work with latest tech and in a fast paced environment. But work/life balance can suffer.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It is a great environment for self motivated people. Management is open to creative solutions and supportive of projects. Compensation has been good, but upward mobility has been difficult.

    Cons

    The company is understaffed, which means long hours for those that work there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Leadership at a Crossroads

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    E*Trade working facilities are really nice and inviting. They have a fairly good peer appreciation program where you can recognize the contributions of co-workers and members of other teams.

    Cons

    Most employees at E*Trade are overworked and under-appreciated. Management provides little direction and often conflicting directives. Additionally, there isn't a sense of collaboration amongst the various teams. Each group is way too focused on their own objectives instead of seeing the bigger picture. Unfortunately, these factors leave the average employee without suitable guidance or support and result in having to work way too hard and too long to complete their tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive leadership needs to provide better guidance and hold upper management (VP and Director levels) more accountable for their overall lack of knowledge and management skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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