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David Lerner Associates Overview

Syosset, NY
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Originally started in 1976, David Lerner Associates is a privately-held securities broker/dealer, with clients' assets under management of over $7 billion. From the beginning, the firm has been committed to educating the public about investing opportunities ... Read more

Mission: We believe gambling and investing are not the same.

We believe the stock market should make for interesting dinner conversation but should not be a matter of financial life or death.

We believe we have an obligation to guide our ... Read more

David Lerner Associates – Why Work For Us?

Career Opportunities at David Lerner Associates

David Lerner Associates has been in business since 1976 and has now grown to over 400 employees and 6 locations. The success of our company is the direct result of “staying the course”. Our mission is to educate the public on our "sensible middle ground investing" strategy to build and preserve assets. We are focused, driven and truly believe in what we do.

"The company is a wonderful family environment. You are rewarded for hard work and dedication. They constantly do little things to remind you that you are appreciated." — John D., 22 year employee

Our successful business model was implemented to cater not only to clients, but to create an environment where employees feel valued and love to come to work. We have large company benefits and perks with a small company feel. We have implemented numerous employee engagement practices such as Employee Appreciation Day, professional development, referral bonus program, promotion from within, service awards, and so much more. These practices are well received and contribute greatly to employee satisfaction, moral and longevity. 

Investors Need Us And We Need You

Perhaps you are like so many of the investment counselors at 
David Lerner Associates, who felt in their previous positions, that they were capable of earning more and having a more satisfying career. A career that will consist of helping yourself, your family, as well as making a difference for others. You may be ready for the next step.

We offer:

  • Base salary up to $80,000 (commensurate with experience)
  • Attractive commission program
  • Comprehensive medical program
  • In-depth training and full licensing
  • Extensive marketing support including television, radio, print, and direct mail

In 2014, the average income of our investment counselors with over 2 years' experience was $187,410.

David Lerner Associates Reviews

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    Family firm with a family feel. The people are great and the camaraderie makes for a comfortable workplace.


    Limited product mix, not enough flexibility

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    Let the new generation lead more.

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David Lerner Associates photo of: David Lerner Associates: Proud sponsor of the 2015 Charity Car Show supporting the Autism Society
David Lerner Associates photo of: David Lerner Associates employees enjoy the 6th Annual Charity Car Show
David Lerner Associates photo of: Hundreds of Long Islanders enjoying the 6th Annual David Lerner Associates Charity Car Show
David Lerner Associates photo of: 2015 Car Show: Attendees were treated to live entertainment as well as food and raffle prizes donated by several local businesses.
David Lerner Associates photo of: In conjunction with the Centurion Cruisers, 6th Annual David Lerner Associates Charity Car Show, to benefit the Nassau-Suffolk chapter of the Autism Society of America.
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David Lerner Associates Interviews



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    Three step process. You're invited to a seminar, and asked if you want to stay after to interview. Interview with sales manager and "sales trainer". Bring in paperwork and you're Hired.

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    • This is not a 9 to 5 job. Are you willing to work 9am to 9pm?   Answer Question
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David Lerner Associates Awards & Accolades

  • Best Companies to Work For in New York, Best Companies Group, 2011

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