E*TRADE Financial

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Educational but going no where

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Former Employee - Financial Services Representative  in  Sandy, UT
Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Sandy, UT

Pros

To get licensed and learn about the securities industry.

Cons

Benefits, ok. Opportunities, very limited.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for E*TRADE Financial

  1.  

    Etrade, great people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Engineer  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Database Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

    Pros

    The people are passionate, close knit, and have an immense sense of ownership. The immediate management listens well to the employees.

    Cons

    growth ads bureaucracy. This isn't a fault of the company per say but the reality of SOX. Also due to size, innovation has suffered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication with the employee base. Take risks with development, not with revenue. shut up and listen to the middle and lower tiers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The place for a predictable, dead-end, service job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    Pros

    Customers are relatively happy versus a big bank. But seriously, the big banks are VERY incompetent so how hard can it be??? Some good technology but poor hardware to back it up. You can pick up some more brokerage licenses vs. a typical bank. They haven't bounced a paycheck yet. Smaller size means the company is more responsive but not responsive enough versus its even smaller, niche rivals. A competent, all-around retail broker.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. No feeling of a future at this place. No feeling of accomplishment. Everyone is replaceable. Development of unique skills and/or strengths is not encouraged. I'm basically here to collect a weak paycheck; nothing more, and that really leaves you feeling like you're wasting your time. Darn, I'm bored! Constant concerns over bankruptcy, takeover, are they gonna shut down my office?, is my job gonna be shipped to Manila?, etc. But seriously, what can you do in this terrible economy??? I've seen some very capable people move on. Shabby offices. Decrepit furniture and 10-year old computers. Most of us gather on the weekend to drink and show-up bleary-eyed on Monday morning to start all over again. Is that really any way to end a week??? Numb the pain. Tax season is the pits and is one of the biggest reasons people quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are bored! You re-hash the same old stuff and claim its new to your customers! They are smarter than that! The baby ads are getting lame. Time for something new. You have no idea of the repressed talent at your fingertips that could be doing so much more. Harness it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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