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Commonwealth Financial Network Overview

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Waltham, MA
501 to 1000 employees
1979
Company - Private
Finance
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Founded in 1979, Commonwealth Financial Network, member FINRA/SIPC, is the nation’s largest privately held independent broker/dealer–RIA, with headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. Commonwealth has been recognized 32 times as one ... Read more

Mission: Our Purpose: We are all driven by a single, common purpose: to make a profound difference in our world.
Our Vision: We will passionately promote quality and community.
Our Core Values: We invest our time, talent, and resources in things we believe in, care ... Read more

Commonwealth Financial Network Reviews

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    Former Employee - Operations in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Operations in Boston, MA
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    I worked at Commonwealth Financial Network full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Culture and People at Commonwealth make it a great place to work. Great perks - Bagels and beer on Fridays. Group of partners/executives are totally accessible and are great people who care about their employees.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the emphasis on culture comes at a cost in regards to compensation and it doesn't seem like that feeling will change. Tough place to grow.

    Advice to Management

    You will continue to lose good people if you don't pay competitively in the marketplace. More and more companies are finding a balance of having a great culture, AND incentivizing employees financially as well.

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Commonwealth Financial Network Interviews

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    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Commonwealth Financial Network (Waltham, MA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Got a call from a HR person. This person gave an overview of the company and talked to me about the salary requirements. Followed up to set up an onsite interview.

    Interview Questions

    • General project management, scrum/agile, SQL and one of the interviewees gave me a printed sheet with a form and asked me that what questions should you ask in order to QA this form. Some situational questions - as to what would you do if a bug is found. However, I found that they had no idea as to how to form a question and what they were exactly looking for. The software architect who talked to me had heavy accent and gave me vague scenario to answer. He kept on repeating the same thing till I explained to him how the question should be framed. Pathetic!!   1 Answer
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Commonwealth Financial Network Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2016
  • Best Places to Work in San Diego (Large), San Diego Business Journal, 2016
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