ShareBuilder

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ShareBuilder Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
18 Reviews
3.5
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very positive team experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at ShareBuilder full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very fast paced and intense. But the people care. Interesting online product experience. Great people. Good undervalued product.

    Cons

    Slowly being managed to death by parent company. If the president and senior leadership leave, as many have, the entrepreneurial spirit will die.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and remain separate from the mothership while taking the best and leaving the paperwork and politics behind.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    ShareBuilder turning into Capital One on a slow trajectory, culturally speaking.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Coordinator Builder  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Coordinator Builder in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at ShareBuilder full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Orientation was awesome. They were starting up some awesome local diversity groups before my departure. Lots of opportunities to party for team building.

    Cons

    Culturally speaking, ShareBuilder is still acting like its self rather than its newest parent company Capital One. Prescriptions (that are reoccurring) have to be purchased from CVS; there is only one CVS in my state, and they screw up regularly. [yelp reviews showed shared many exacerbation examples, with this particular pharmacy.]
    Call center has horrible refreshment of their middle management, forcing entry level into going elsewhere or remaining stagnant.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at ShareBuilder full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pros to working at ShareBuilder is that they truly seem to care about their employees. Great training and warm environment with great co-workers. Have special days where they play games or bring in food to make sure employees are happy.

    Cons

    Cons to working at ShareBuilder is that if you get labelled to soon it is hard to get past the label and move forward in the company. No other real cons to mention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to start, but questionable for long term.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    I loved working for ShareBuilder; when I started, the corporate culture was very inclusive and not too uptight, and it felt like anything was possible. Most of the people I've worked with have been great: supportive, friendly, and open. I felt like I mattered there and that the company wanted me to succeed. Under different circumstances, I could have stayed there a very long time.

    Cons

    In the current climate (following the Capital One acquisition) opportunities for advancement seem to have ground to a halt. There are few opportunities to move up in your department, or to move to others department. The spirit of opportunity and possibility has dried up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make people feel like they matter again. Reward people for the work they do, instead of taking them for granted. Recognize that if you don't give your employees better reasons to stay with you, you are going to continue to lose them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A Formerly Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at ShareBuilder full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company is filled with excellent talent and really good people.

    Cons

    Being part of Capital One. Under Ing the benefits were excellent. Capital One has an inferior benefit package.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For Capital One: stop trying to change the culture. For ShareBuilder: adapt to being a big company better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It's a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Coordinator  in  Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at ShareBuilder full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Management cares and the people that they hire are great for producing a a great work place environment. They will pay for your books so you can become a licensed broker (Study on your own time) The paid time off is really nice and attractive.

    The team outings and competition is really fun and constructive. The management is always watching performance and the coach constructively. They do not do any "Brow beating" which makes helps. The company is also growing which is great for growth opportunities within the company.

    Cons

    Night shift can get boring in between calls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NO advice right now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    ShareBuilder is a great company to work for; Capital One changing the focus

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at ShareBuilder full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant employees that are genuinely focused on best solutions for customer to save money and build wealth. ShareBuilder management values employee input.

    Cons

    After Capital One acquisition there are now more incentives for customers to spend and save. Being part of a much bigger company that doesn’t have the same philosophy as ShareBuilder tends to confuse customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with all locations and send a clear message to employees that they are valued

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Great experience with great a company

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    Former Employee - Retirement Advisor  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Retirement Advisor in Seattle, WA

    I worked at ShareBuilder full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work culture and awesome coworkers.

    Cons

    They hold on to sandbaggers a little too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make people earn their salaries, sometimes things are a little too relaxed.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excited with the idea of new opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Very capable co-workers
    Many opportunities to gain experience in fields other than your own
    The company cares about its workers and shows it through many at work events
    Recently purchased by Capital One which should improve upward mobility
    Great work/life balance

    Cons

    Hard to receive promotions within the department you work for
    The pay is below average compared to similar positions at other companies
    Due to ownership changes it can sometimes seem impossible to move forward on a project due to bureaucratic slow down

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Lousy dinosaur managers keep others from being promoted and clean their hands off of employees

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at ShareBuilder

    Pros

    It's an OK place to get some UX experience. Was a no-name but thanks to ING pouring gagillions of dollars into advertising, it's suddenly everywhere, so on the resume, it's fairly recognizable.
    Had a really well developed marketing research lab/environment for a small company.

    Cons

    Product Manager here does not translate to ownership. You will be taking implementation guidelines from marketing and finance and basically be a tool developing tools with the dev team that in itself gets little respect. Lies and deceipt all around -- hired in 2007 as a Product Manager, then for one reason or another demoted to Business Analyst to clean up dirty backlog work of the previous Business Analyst who was incompetent and left hundreds of bugs to clean up. No bug tracking tool, you build your own in the way you know how. Constant political battle with the Project Manager on the IT side, eventually that PM getting fired for incompetence. Promised to be promoted within 6 months and constantly praised for a job well done and even getting a bonus/raise and then used to clean the management's mess. When I proposed a mobile strategy and moving to online forms and SEO for this "online only" bank, it was all dismissed as a non-idea, and a year later, launched under the manager's name. Manager said that it took him 9 years to get promoted, and if someone thought they would be luckier, they should think again. This is not a high-tech start-up, but a dinosaur financial services company acting as if it is a technology company. Working there is demeaning, unless you are in marketing and get "perks" from your clients and partners. Same people have had the same position for 12 years -- that should tell you something. If mediocrity and blind execution without challenging is your style, this is the company for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time for your product management leadership to retire and make way for intelligent young employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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