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Good Experience in short-term but dead end road

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Current Employee - Senior Financial Services Representative  in  Alpharetta, GA
Current Employee - Senior Financial Services Representative in Alpharetta, GA

I have been working at E*TRADE Financial full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Makes it easy to get acclimated with the market and a range of investments. Benefits are great. Good place to get a series 7 as they have a good training program but most moves within the company after that are lateral.

Cons

Very micro managed. Because of this, it is difficult to create relationships within the workplace. Most employees show up and leave with very little interaction. It is luck of the draw to get off work and most people end up taking PTO days in the middle of the week because Mondays and Fridays are the busiest days. New hires typically are stuck on an off hour shift that may include nights and weekends.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep a CEO longer than 6 months that can implement a strategy to be more successful.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too much Politics

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

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

    Pros

    Can get to know about Finance - Stocks, Trading

    Cons

    Horrible Asian work culture, politics, stressful work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need management skill as well as technical skill.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Get a start here, but don't get too comfortable.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Services Representative  in  Alpharette, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Services Representative in Alpharette, GA

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial full-time

    Pros

    Good place for a young person starting out in the securities industry to get licensed and learn a few things. They pay for your licensing. You don't really have to take your work home with you.

    Cons

    Low pay. It's a call center. Low employee morale. Every second of your day is micromanaged. Rude customers. Promotions are actually just lateral moves to other departments doing the same thing. Company touts promoting from within but sought after positions are filled outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    De-emphasize the "CE" requirement. Many excellent reps do not receive the recognition they should because they choose to not abuse the referral system like other reps. Being able to "put on over" on management with inflated referral leads shouldn't be rewarded. Top referral performers are the least likely to allow others to observe their habits for a reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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