Securities America Reviews

Updated May 7, 2015
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  1. Regional Sales Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Securities America

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Officed culture was great, remote accessibiloty with the daily work, so flexibility was present, laid back office environment

    Cons

    compensation bonus structure could have been better implemented


  2. Need training

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Securities America

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    No one follows through on paperwork processing.

    Advice to Management

    Better training employees before put on the job alone


  3. Securities America Reviews

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    Current Employee - Securities America Advisor
    Current Employee - Securities America Advisor

    I have been working at Securities America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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


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  5. 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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Not as such


  6. very interesting

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Charleston, WV
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Charleston, WV

    I have been working at Securities America full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    have work for the people that works for you


  7. Learned a lot...on my own...not a lot of assistance from home office

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Representative in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Representative in Folsom, CA

    I have been working at Securities America full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Their Technology is top notch

    Cons

    They nickel and dime you for all the licensing fees

    Advice to Management

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


  8. 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.


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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer
    Former Employee - Developer

    I worked at Securities America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Great place to work.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Vista, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Vista, NE

    I have been working at Securities America

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

    None, great leadership.


  11. Good company.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Management

    Network and get to know all those in power.



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