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E*TRADE Financial Overview

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New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (ETFC)
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
E*TRADE wants you to use its services for E*VERYTHING financial. A top online brokerage, the company has more than 2.5 million retail account holders who can trade stock over the Internet (the majority of transactions) and by phone. E*TRADE also offers mutual funds, options ... Read more

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E*TRADE Financial CEO Karl A. Roessner
Karl A. Roessner
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    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in New York, NY
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    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial full-time (More than a year)


    Some of the best benefits in the industry


    High Executive turnover so direction of the company is vague and ever changing

    Advice to Management

    Compensation is confusing to track and inaccurate... Sales should focus on Business development and not have to worry about receiving their accurate compensation.

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E*TRADE Financial Interviews



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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at E*TRADE Financial (Chicago, IL) in May 2017.


    After much interest from a specific team about skills indicated on my resume, I was set up relatively quickly by my recruiter for an interview with the hiring manager, a contractor developer, and a third undefined person. When I arrived at the building the front desk had not received an indication I would be arriving, so I had to state my reason for being there and who I was supposed to meet with.
    Despite requesting some more information before the interview, I had not received a description or title of the position I was interviewing for, so went into the interview totally blind. Studying and refreshing on technologies listed for the open roles on the website was the wrong thing to do, as the technology stack for the position I was there for turned out to be totally different from the posted roles, blindsiding me. As a result, when meeting with the contractor developer I failed to represent myself to the best of my ability, but was not a total disgrace.
    Next, when meeting with the hiring manager she didn't ask me very much, quickly resorting to the good old "Where do you see yourself in 1 year, 5 years?". She was on her phone the whole time, frequently pausing the conversation to send someone a message. The interview ended when she had to take a call, apologized briefly, and left the room. The contractor developer came back in soon afterward to say the third person wouldn't be able to make it, and the interview was over. Overall it was the most unprofessional interview experience I have ever had, and successfully made me uninterested in ever working there.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 1/5 years?   1 Answer
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E*TRADE Financial Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Top Entry Level Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009

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