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Financial Advisor Trainee

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Former Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee in Orlando, FL
Former Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee in Orlando, FL

I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

They pay a decent starting salary, they will sponsor you to get your licenses, wholesalers occasionally bring food during breakfasts and lunches. after getting licensed there other firms will hire you pretty easily

Cons

where to start? the trainee program is almost a 100% failure rate. the goals are impossible to hit. some of the senior advisors wont even talk to you or say good morning. terrible culture in the downtown office. one trainer told us to make a list of every person you have ever met then call them. yeah ok. managers expected you to "cold walk" literally walk into a business dressed in a suit in the heat of florida handing out business cards. redic.

Advice to Management

hire trainees to be on a team or dont hire them because they wont succeed

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  1. Long Term Unpaid Intern

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    Former Intern - Intern in Encino, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Encino, CA

    I worked at Merrill Lynch as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lot to learn and great people.

    Cons

    Hard to find people that haven't already given their money to someone else.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on opening more opportunities


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    Vanilla strategy for diversified clients

    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Every financial tool imaginable and killer training.

    Cons

    Commissions over advice. Isn't it ok to sell out of the market at times?

    Advice to Management

    Let advisors tell clients to sell out of the market


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