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Generally, salary is good however recent management changes have lowered productivity and destroyed morale.

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Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Rockville, MD
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Rockville, MD

I have been working at FINRA

Pros

A lot of highly capable people. Resonable Salary and benefits, annual bonus system. Company is highly visible in the financial markets.

Cons

Little to no upward mobility. Management is very top down and does not listen to front line folks. Long term business strategy is nearly non existent. Company prefers to hire from outside rather than promote from within. Performance appraisal system is ineffective and does not accurately tie performance to business objectives.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Use the talent you have before you hire from outside. Hire more do'ers instead of Sr Executives. Put forth specific goals that can be tied to realistic accomplishments at the end of year. Revamp the employee performance management system to truely tie goals to accomplishments.

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    Glad to have had the experience but equally glad to be gone.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at FINRA

    Pros

    - FINRA's mission (to protect the investing public)
    - Great benefits package
    - Gain invaluable experience in the financial industry
    - Majority of co-workers are encouraging and willing to share their knowledge and expertise

    Cons

    - Little to no advancement opportunities for women/administrative personnel
    - Poor communication between upper management and staff
    - Low morale in district offices and little to no attempt on management's part to fix
    - Blatant favoritism
    - Very political
    - A large majority of management has little to no "people"/management skills

    Approves of CEO
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    Good people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at FINRA

    Pros

    It is a very laid-back atmosphere and the level of work is challenging. It can get somewhat monotonous with specific filings but overall very interesting work.

    Cons

    As mentioned above, can get a little boring because filing the same types of documents. However, each examination brings new types of transactions.

    Recommends
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