Merrill Lynch Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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Merrill Lynch President & CEO of Bank of America Brian T. Moynihan
Brian T. Moynihan
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Pros
  • Decent work/life balance(based on your work area) Good (not great) benefits (in 50 reviews)

  • Learned a lot about wealth management, especially through the online courses (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • The work-life balance is definitely a con (in 23 reviews)

  • You are expected to work long hours with no overtime pay or additional compensation (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Fantastic.

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    Former Employee - General Office Clerk in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - General Office Clerk in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employees were treated like family. Great positive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Limited problems with unnecessary micro-managing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great support for employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Its a good place to learn.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merrill Lynch

    Pros

    They have Great technology. Probably the best

    Cons

    Could use a longer term perspective.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Excellent company with great people

    Current Employee - Event Coordinator
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch

    Pros

    intelligent people who are passionate about their industry. Good working environment and generally supportive management

    Cons

    Few opportunities to become a full time employee

    Recommends
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  5. I love the work that I do and the people I work with.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pennington, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pennington, NJ

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Therr is lots of opportunity for movement and training within the company .

    Cons

    A lot of the amenities and perks for being an employee have been taken away (gym, bonuses etc)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great learning expereince

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    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Obtained a level of financial literacy I was totally lacking after my liberal arts education.

    Cons

    Large company with limited responsibility/quick promotion for people fresh out of college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start cultivating a new generation of wealth managers. There is going to be a capacity issues in about 8 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Client Associate

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    Current Employee - Client Associate
    Current Employee - Client Associate

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch

    Pros

    Good comp, very flexible hours.

    Cons

    No negatives about this position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Excellent place for young employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merrill Lynch

    Pros

    I learned so much working under an FA. Good exposure to all asset classes and assisted in the managing of millions of dollars a couple years out of school. Great launchpad to become an FA yourself.

    Cons

    Long work hours. Stress. Assignments have to be perfect. Pay isn't as great at the entry level in comparison to the upper level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More leadership programs or structure would go a long way in retaining employees. Make it more of a social environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. great company good people and room to advance,

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    Current Employee - Compliance Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Compliance Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good salary and they take care of their employees.

    Cons

    got very big to soon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep hiring quality people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Unbelievable company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merrill Lynch

    Pros

    Great office great people great work environment

    Cons

    No cons about this office at all

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great!

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    Current Intern - Wealth Management Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Wealth Management Intern in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I really like it, great atmosphere

    Cons

    Could be a little bit more collegial No

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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