JP Turner & Company

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JP Turner & Company Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Interns Can't Really Learn Things

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Intern

    I worked at JP Turner & Company

    Pros

    Relaxed environment
    Senior people are nice and approachable

    Cons

    Job is not really challenging, can't learn anything
    Interns are not paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the internship program

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Summer Internship

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at JP Turner & Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Bus/Dev Team and continued education philosophy for employees

    Cons

    this is five words okay?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JP Turner & Company

    Pros

    Very free and friendly environment from some management, potential to learn, very high end area

    Cons

    If you're not into sales (cold calling) then you won't have a good time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Stock Broker

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    Current Employee - Stock Broker in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Stock Broker in New York, NY

    I have been working at JP Turner & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Upside potential to make money

    Cons

    This job has nothing to do with finance. This is a sales job and nothing else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Finance Intern

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    Former Employee - Finance in Lexington, SC
    Former Employee - Finance in Lexington, SC

    I worked at JP Turner & Company as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, flexible hours

    Cons

    Didn't get much experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please allow interns to work closer with advisors instead of admin work all the time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I worked at J.P Turner, should have listened when I was advised not to work here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, SC

    I have been working at JP Turner & Company (more than an year)

    Pros

    Always Hiring
    A few accomplished and knowledgeable brokers you can learn from
    Competition between "teams" can be helpful
    Fast paced environment

    Cons

    College graduates are paid approximately 20% less than the industry average, cost of living adjustments factored in
    Unprofessional work environment and culture.
    No standard training, "skills" learned are specific to the branch and their outdated technology and are not transferable.
    High turnover rate amongst employees that have other options, those who do not have other career options stay.
    Controlling and manipulative environment.
    Once a month work Saturdays are mandatory and are usually a waste of time, not paid for time.
    Working lunches, cannot leave the premises. Have to pay a monthly fee regardless of whether you actually use the kitchen or not. Revenue stream from employees.
    Has a bad reputation with students at The University of South Carolina students with good reason.
    Very cliquey environment rampant with office politics and gossip.
    Arguments, crying, yelling among advisors, staff, and between advisors and staff are the norm.
    Owner requires that personal cell phones are kept in his office, cannot leave in your car.
    Owner and Senior Management are good at what they do but they debase themselves with the extraneous and unnecessary activities in the office some of them partake in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a more professional and comfortable work environment and retain employees by:
    -Doing away with the "No matter what the situation, I will always pick the broker because they make me the money" (paraphrase) attitude. it is divisive and encourages and fosters bad behavior.
    -Do not tolerate office politics and gossip from any level of the organization
    -Establish an HR department or person that is separate from the day to day operations of the business
    -Ensure that the personal unpaid time employees spend at work Saturdays are always productive.
    -Listen to the more levelheaded and conflict averse advisors and/or take their advice.
    -Try create a more positive, productive and enriching work environment.
    -Communicate effectively, instead of senior management whispering behind closed doors engage employees directly and work together to find solutions.
    -Do not allow veterans in the organization to use their tenure to treat other employees badly
    -Use the way the broker dealers corporate office is ran as a template.
    -Support staff is also important to the success of the business, treat them accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work. company culture and work/family balance is very satisfactory

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JP Turner & Company as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly and motivational work environment.

    Cons

    starting pay isn't so great but enough room for growth

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    Brokerage and Compliance Intern

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    Former Employee - Broker in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Broker in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at JP Turner & Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Eric and Ed was great!
    Flexible Hours

    Cons

    By far the worst internship I have ever done!!! The whole program is unstructured, unsupervised, and unproductive. You absolutely learn nothing!!!!!! To make matters worse its unpaid (with the brokers) but paid ($10 in compliance). Don't waste your time in this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    J.P Turner already has a bad reputation in the industry and it doesn't help when you have a useless internship program. If you're going to do something, do it right or don't do it at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at JP Turner & Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hours are flexible so its good

    Cons

    learn nothing because you do nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have a set internship program

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Only if your career is your number 1 priority

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, SC

    I worked at JP Turner & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you were scared of sales before working in this type of environment will force you to overcome your fears. After working in this type of atmosphere, going to another sales position seems like cake. You will learn the methods of building a relationship with prospects which is key to obtaining them to become a client. People will buy from you if they like you and if you appear to know what you are talking about. The 401k is one of the best I've seen. You are definitely paid on performance not credentials. This is a good thing because someone with potential could make a lot of money no matter what their education background is.

    Cons

    The constant manipulation and the control factors within this organization make it a great haven for harassment, stress, offensive remarks, etc. The main mantra: Money is more important than family.
    The work life balance at this particular branch is not conducive for someone who is strongly connected with their family such as having a wife/husband and/or children. Please do not expect to be at every game or function because once your time slot is selected, that is it. There is no leaving early even if your child is in need... you better have backup! There are no lunch breaks, you eat at your desk. You are not allowed to leave for lunch but you can contribute a monthly portion towards a lunch fund in which lunch is cooked on sight for you which can be considered a pro; however, if certain things are done or not done, you will have to pay fines that go into this lunch fund as well. Even if you are not a licensed individual, if the principal calls for a 6am to 6pm schedule, you must work this as well. If you try to terminate your employment in an unfavorable manner, your name will be placed on a wall of shame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider listening at the "whale *poop" which is the term used at this location for all of the associates who are not Series 7 licensed individuals. *The term poop is used in the place of the actual word that is used.The people that have been with you for 20+ years aren't always going to relay reality to you, they will only relay their truth which may be full of fallacies and underhandedness. Everyone can't take the series 7 test and pass and everyone may not want to be Series 7 licensed. For those of us that are licensed, you don't have to pat us on the back every time when we bring in business; however, recognition of the positive is highly valued by all employees. When the cat is away aka the principal, your mice act completely different. Everyone is more relaxed and not in a tizzy to try and please you with of course the exception of attempting to save money or collect money via the infamous lunch fund! The drive of this organization is amazing and can bring the best out of most; however, it is that same drive that can tear down all in ways that are hard to rebuild. A healthy balance is needed to prevent such high turnover!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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