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Helpful (1)

Very friendly work place.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Branch Intern
Current Intern - Branch Intern
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Scottrade as an intern (More than a year)

Pros

You have flexibility when going to school and the internship. The Investment consultants are willing to help you if you're having trouble with anything. Helps you learn about the financial services industry while going to school.

Cons

The company has changed from a regular discount brokerage, to one that is competing for sales. The business model has changed into gaining more business. It puts more pressure on everyone in the office and it gets harder to learn when the Investment Consultants are always busy with outbound calls, walk-ins, and appointments. Finally, there is little room to grow, it is harder to get a full time job because they want experienced people with series 7 and series 63 licenses and selling experience.

Other Employee Reviews for Scottrade

  1. Helpful (1)

    Previous Employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scottrade full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good work-life balance. Non threatening and non stressful working environment. Enjoyed my four years at Scottrade.

    Cons

    Career advancement is limited for employees with good education background and working experience. Middle-level managers are lack management skills and vision for the future.


  2. Helpful (14)

    Circling the drain...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Initial on-boarding was painless. Fellow developers were generally great to work with.

    Cons

    Project management at Scottrade is, quite frankly, a disaster. Projects are always late - this almost entirely due to incompetent project management. Scottrade has assembled a team of project managers (with one or two exceptions) who measure progress by the number of meetings they can schedule, who refuse to listen to anyone who tells them anything that doesn't fit in with their preconceived notions, and are exceedingly creative in coming up with ways to waste everyone's time. Other management and team leaders are unable or unwilling to address the obvious problems with Scottrade's project managers.

    Advice to Management

    You have a talented group of software developers - they are NOT the reason projects are always late.


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