LPL Financial

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LPL Financial Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 207 reviews

58% Approve of the CEO

LPL Financial Chairman & CEO Mark S. Casady

Mark S. Casady

(104 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 25 Cent sodas (for those who drink it)(in 5 reviews)

  • It is a great place to learn the business depending on your desire and direct manager(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • There is a lack of communication within the management team and across various groups which leads to delayed decisions(in 6 reviews)

  • Overall support from home office, technology, balance with the rest of your life(in 7 reviews)

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly work environment; great perks

    ConsNone at the current moment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsExcellent benefits
    Management truly cares about employees
    Opportunity for growth
    Competitive salaries
    Beautiful facility in UTC area

    ConsSome managers don't really know how to work with people or manage effectively.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAssess those managers who aren't effective; either terminate their positions or make them individual contributors.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Very satusfying

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLPL Financial is a family oriented company.

    ConsThere are no cons to share at this time.

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    Company has potential

    Service Center Representative (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsYou can learn a lot, but you have to take the initiative (as it should be).

    ConsA lot of lip service to developing employees, but no real follow through.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFollow through on the promises made when you're trying to get an employee to accept your offer.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Operational nightmare & poor integrity of recruiters and upper management

    Associate Service Consultant (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    Prosdecent health benefits, many decent people, decent facilties (nice lounge area, very good cafeteria, Starbucks in lobby, gym, pinball machine).

    Conspoor pay, limited mobility (and when you do apply for an internal job, whether you receive a response is completely arbitrary), terrible operations processes (rampant outsourcing---the smallest tasks are handled incompetently), constantly putting out fires, the recruited advisors are made promises that are not kept.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce outsourcing, focus on employee retention to create skilled workers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company really needs a management change

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    Pros-25 cent sodas
    -Decent pay; that's actually being kind

    Cons-Favoritism by management; some managers let certain employees who are underperforming get away with everything and are critical to ones who complete the duties as assigned

    -Need a better system os training; should not be dependent on temps since they will not be there a couple of months later

    Advice to Senior ManagementAct like management and not a high school clique. Also, executives needs to be more in touch with the departments they oversee instead of spending most of the day in meetings.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    .NET Developer (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    Prosgood treatment. friendly, happy, smart people.

    Conslow pay, not at good location, have colder cubes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou guys are doing great

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Independent Advisor

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility, resources and compensation. Some members of top leadership are world class.

    ConsQuick growth has bred some bureaucracy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSettle in and streamline. Commit to retirement partners with some talent from within.

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    Financial Advisor (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGreat Broker Dealer. Great company.

    ConsNo negatives; this is an excellent organization.

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    Great company, tremendous growth

    Senior Compliance Analyst (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsUpper management has more recently started focusing more on employee satisfaction. We have a brand new tower that is completely "green". Additionally, they have an onsite gym, cafeteria and game room. They also have good medical, dental and life insurance benefits and provide 2 days a year for volunteer time off.

    ConsOutsourcing has become more prevalent. There is a lack of communication within the management team and across various groups which leads to delayed decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou've made great improvements with employee morale. Please continue to invest in systems.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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