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SEC Overview

Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
1934
Government
Federal Agencies
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is one part law enforcer, protecting investors from securities fraud and enforcing securities laws; one part doctor, promoting healthy capital markets and contributing to America's economic well-being; and one part ... Read more

Mission: The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission strives to promote a market environment that is worthy of the ... Read more

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    I worked at SEC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, fun, enriching

    Cons

    there is no cons to me

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SEC Photos

SEC photo of: The new architecture of glass (Photo thanks to Flickr user jsmjr, available under by-sa v2.0)
SEC photo of: The entrance of the SEC
SEC photo of: Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters, Washington, DC. (Photo thanks to Flickr user jsmjr, available under by-sa v2.0)
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SEC Interviews

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    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at SEC (Boston, MA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Phone interview. Never met anyone I was working with/ for until my first day which was really weird and didn't necessarily make me feel that there was an actual need for me to be in that position. Recruiter I used was unorganized and sent the wrong salary first.

    Interview Questions

    • Just run of the mill what experience do you have and what are you looking for.   Answer Question
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SEC Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places To Work in the Federal Government (Large), Partnership for Public Service, 2009

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