E*TRADE Financial

  www.etrade.com
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Great place to work.

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Former Employee - Senior Security Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
Former Employee - Senior Security Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

I worked at E*TRADE Financial

Pros

- Great teamwork within the group.
- Excellent manager who watches out for his employees.
- Interesting technology and projects.
- Great sense of pride in work.
- Great benefits and opportunity to grow your career.
- Rewards are available for those who work hard and earn it.

Cons

- The position is not your typical Security Engineering role. More like Security Tools. Not network heavy like most Security Engineering teams.
- Upper level management throws projects around or stalls/squashes projects randomly
- Lots of politics on larger "Charged" projects that lead to dead-ends or delay/partial implementation.
- No long term security vision from upper management. More plugging the gaps to cover.
- No backup engineer for your projects. That means there is no on-call schedule, you are on-call for your stuff always. *I mention this as a con because it's not the norm. I personally like this better than on-call schedules and instills a sense of "eating your own dog food"
- Management commonly give Production and development much higher priority than Security. Consistently feel like you there because they could not get rid of you (like life insurance. No one want's to pay it, but they do)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Develop a long term plan for Security at E*TRADE.
- Place a higher emphasis on Security with projects and peers.
- Highlight the great benefits E*TRADE has. Many employees do not realize how good they are.

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    Former Employee - Operations Representative in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Operations Representative in Arlington, VA

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial

    Pros

    location, schedule, people, experience, benefits

    Cons

    no room for advancement and little time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop micro managing

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Stay away from the System Engineering team

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial

    Pros

    Technology wise, Etrade does try to stay on top of current trend and you will learn quite a bit especially in the open source market.

    Cons

    The biggest issue at Etrade (Menlo) and the reason for so many people leaving the company lately (or about to leave) is the management team. None of the leaders have a clue on how to manage people. They are very driven people with their own agenda and care less about how the people they manage feel. They are borderline unprofessional people with no sympathy for others. They will drive you down until you quit without remorse if they don't like you, and there is nothing HR can do about it because nobody wants to stand up to them. Those so call "leaders" have been with the company for years, have build an awful reputation, and manage based on fear and reprisal. I have to admit that those people are technically competent and should probably be Architects, but definitely not people manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
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