HighTower Advisors

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HighTower Advisors Reviews

Updated January 2, 2015
Updated January 2, 2015
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    A firm with a clear vision of the responsibility and objectiveness financial advisors owe their clients.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Asset Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Asset Management in New York, NY

    I worked at HighTower Advisors part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The backbone and support of a large firm, with the flexibility an passion of a startup. Very little corporate hierarchy.

    Cons

    Hard to say it's a con, but career path is totally left up to the individual. If you need a corporate roadmap to follow, it's probably not your cup of tea.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good learning experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at HighTower Advisors as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    a lot going on for you to learn

    Cons

    not very well established management

    Recommends
  3.  

    Good place for ambitious people who want to learn and advance their skills

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HighTower Advisors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, fast moving, and hard interesting work.

    Cons

    Young company, so mentoring and training is limited, but plenty of people willing to give you guidance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Growing Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at HighTower Advisors full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture which is open to growth and adjustment

    Cons

    Very new firm and no policies in place for most common things

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Fast growing, Game Changing Model that is changing the financial services industry!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at HighTower Advisors full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Will experience the thrill of being at a start-up that is an industry changing leader. Work with the best from every field.

    HighTower is a leading advisor-owned financial services company. HighTower Advisors are free of those conflicts typically found in traditional brokerage firms. We are totally independent, yet fully supported in both viewing the financial lives of our clients more completely and working with them more effectively.

    Cons

    If you are not up for the time it takes to get things done at a start-up, won't be a great fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work, you inspire us to innovate and grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to learn as an intern but not sufficient pay to utilize as a full-time/summer internship.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Analyst Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Analyst Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at HighTower Advisors

    Pros

    Lots of upper management support
    The company highly values its employees
    Large opportunity to learn how to manage assets
    Great place to learn how to open and manage accounts

    Cons

    Poor pay as an intern---will need to look for supplementary income
    Expect a lot from their employees, even interns (asked us to come in during the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although it is not necessary to compensate interns at all, if intern wages were more competitive you would attract much more qualified students and therefore better candidates for permanent positions.

    Recommends
  8.  

    OK

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at HighTower Advisors as an intern

    Pros

    Overall friendly and accommodating people on the team; would only recommend as a last resort though

    Cons

    As an intern, you really need to be proactive and devote time to get actual assignments; otherwise all you'll get is grunt work. High turnover rate, not as well known as some of the bigger WM firms

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