Ria Financial

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Ria Financial Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
14 Reviews
2.6
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  1.  

    I used to work for RIA...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ria Financial

    Pros

    The Denver office is in the BEST location downtown on the 16th street mall. The office environment (when I was there) was very casual...you arrive when you wanted to it seemed, and people wear t-shirts and shorts in the summer.

    Cons

    The health benefits are horrible and I really wished I knew that before I accepted the position. They only cover the employee 100%...they only cover 50% for dependents...ridiculous!

    Recommends
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    a fast growing company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ria Financial

    Pros

    fast growing, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    growing too fast, company structure needs rapid adjustment, not enough federal holidays off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to foster a more positive work environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Culture

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    Current Employee - Manager in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Buena Park, CA

    I have been working at Ria Financial (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    The business wants to move forward to beat the competitor, but senior management is not ready. They are not open to innovation, change, reality, and overall facing what their negative perception is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace change, value what others are telling you, don't be tunnel minded, and change a few senior leaders who are in the wrong place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Has the potential to be great, but...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ria Financial

    Pros

    There are many opportunities for innovation.

    Cons

    Politics bog down every project. HR policies are antiquated. Lack of "customer first" attitude.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor management team , mostly the regional sales team of Southern California .

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Buena Park, CA

    I worked at Ria Financial full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I worked as a sales associate with Ria which allowed me to continue my college education.

    Cons

    The managers are not well educated , there are many problems and many law suits going on .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire well suited candidates for managerial positions, hire people based on their merits and with a higher education completed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    don't work there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ria Financial

    Pros

    multi-cultural, ok company to work for if you can survive the terrible management

    Cons

    unprofessional and incompetent management, unprofessional and incompetent management, unprofessional and incompetent management, unprofessional and incompetent management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go home and hire someone that knows anything about management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at Ria Financial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility as long as you are good with your numbers.

    Cons

    Low salary and commission plan is complicated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train better your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting experience

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    Current Employee - Data Architect in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Data Architect in Buena Park, CA

    I have been working at Ria Financial full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool people and interesting job, very innovative company

    Cons

    Company can't get out into more mature structured processes and a lot of chaos ensue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    resolve the conflicts in more constructive manner than letting people leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Solid company with desires to evolve

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ria Financial

    Pros

    Autonomy to create solutions and bring new ideas to the table. No finger pointing. CEO is rock solid. Management is open to innovation.

    Cons

    Antiquated HR policies. The corporate office is stuck in the 80's....salaries are lagging significantly, benefits are below average, dress code is obsolete, and more. Lack of employee training. Many manual processes. Lacking expertise in numerous business areas, but also means "opportunity".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace new technology that will simplify processes, but focus first on improving your HR policies. HR is completely out of touch with the marketplace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of freedom, low pay, will leave your customers unsatissfied with after-sales service.

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Ria Financial full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to plan your day and travel for sales activities. Mobile phone and mileage allowance. Generally friendly.

    Cons

    Bad after-sales service which puts the sales person in bad light and does not create recommendations or leads.
    Would only recommend some of RIA services to some countries.
    Would not approach or even contact my former Clients because I have recommended them service that is not up to scratch. The company has to learn a lot.
    High turnover of staff and management which says a lot.
    If you do not know your rights they will try to impose their own rules which are simply not correct.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management focussed only on figures and not customer service. Often untactful just to push the numbers. Short-sighted not looking for long-term and bigger picture - usually 2 years or less and moving to other companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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