Securities America

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Securities America Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
16 Reviews
3.7
16 Reviews
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Securities America Advisor
    Current Employee - Securities America Advisor

    I have been working at Securities America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Securities America Inc employees are generally very friendly and do their best to make it work a positive environment.
    - High payout of commissions compared with other brokers

    Cons

    Securities America advisors aren't entry level so there is a relative amount of competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure Securities America reviews performance of brokers and rewards high quality work. Let Securities America advisors tell why they deserve a pay increase.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    New Management, Programmers don't make the best managers. To much time spent on fluff.

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    Former Employee - Programmer  in  Lavista, NE
    Former Employee - Programmer in Lavista, NE

    I worked at Securities America as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice co-workers everyone was playing for the same team. Eager to help out new employees.

    Cons

    Manager spent to much time telling employees their life stores and problems instead of motivating and managing issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your new managers better, They may be excellent at technology but not so good at management

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Place to Work, Happy With the Work Culture

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Columbus, NE
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Columbus, NE

    I have been working at Securities America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have 5 years of experience in the industry and i believe that this company gives you some of the best facilities thn any other companies around. I am happy

    with all the good medical facilities that they provide. Also, they take great care of your concerns of the employees which is yet another thing which i like about this

    company. Also growth opportunity is good. Got promoted almost after immediate joining hence growth opportunity is great here.

    Cons

    need more training for getting in sync with the whole process and system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not as such

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    very interesting

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    Current Employee - Security Guard  in  Charleston, WV
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Charleston, WV

    I have been working at Securities America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    get to meet different kind of people and are able to talk to them

    Cons

    people not showing up on time for work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have work for the people that works for you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Learned a lot...on my own...not a lot of assistance from home office

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    Current Employee - Registered Representative  in  Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Representative in Folsom, CA

    I have been working at Securities America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Their Technology is top notch

    Cons

    They nickel and dime you for all the licensing fees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reach out to smaller producers with ideas/strategies to help them grow their business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Loved It!!!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Securities America part-time

    Pros

    Great company. They really took care of their employees and were so fun to work for. Highly recommend Securities America!

    Cons

    i don't really have many complaints. it was the first job out of college and i really enjoyed it. i was an assistant and had a great experience.

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    OK growth possibilities if you have the drive, but FAR too much red tape.

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    Former Employee - Developer
    Former Employee - Developer

    I worked at Securities America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As a developer with a free MSDN subscription you can play with almost any .NET technology you want. Building "utilities" simply for the sake of learning something new like WPF or whatever is not frowned upon at all as long as it does help production in even a small way.

    Cons

    There are far too many hoops to jump through to deploy something to production. And there are certainly some people that misuse their position's power which can drive you crazy to no end. This is a real example:

    Client liaison: System 1 has x bugs, and our clients are getting really ticked off! Fix them now!

    Developer: So we managed to fix bugs a and b, but c will take extra research before we're able to fix it. But we can deploy and help stop the bleeding.

    Client liaison: No! I'm not letting you deploy unless bug c is also fixed!

    Developer: But the one they're complaining about most is bug b!

    Client liaison: I'm not pushing out a deployment to production with a known bug! (referring to bug c)

    Developer: BUG C IS ALREADY IN PRODUCTION!

    By this time it's now been a week when the code could have been deployed and many clients would've been satisfied.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For one, the different departments need to stop playing politics. Also, if developers are to be responsible for applications and be blamed for their failures, they also need to have some ownership and ability to deploy when we know it's ready to go. It seems we're only acknowledge when people are trying to find someone to point their finger to when something fails.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  La Vista, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Vista, NE

    I have been working at Securities America

    Pros

    Open to allowing employees promote and run with new ideas. Give credit when credit is due.

    Cons

    Would like a better health insurance benefit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, great leadership.

    Recommends
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    Good company.

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    Current Employee - Branch Examiner  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Branch Examiner in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Securities America

    Pros

    If you know the right people you will have a chance at advancement.

    Cons

    Companies unwillingness to pay and retain talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Network and get to know all those in power.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience has largely been positive and I have been given opportunities for career growth.

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    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Securities America

    Pros

    There is the opportunity to obtain industry licenses prior to moving into compliance and supervision-related positions.My co-workers are generally very friendly and do their best to make it a positive work environment.

    Cons

    The company has had its reputation damaged with recent regulatory issues and bad press. There isn't a set career path for some departments.

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