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SEC Overview

Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
1934
Government
Government
$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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    Current Employee - Counsel in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Counsel in New York, NY
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    I have been working at SEC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, interesting cases, a lot of autonomy and responsibility, great training and resources.

    Cons

    Can be solitary, people are nice but largely keep to themselves so the environment is not very collegial. Potential for advancement and supervisory positions very limited because a lot of attorneys stay there for decades; definitely not an up or out structure. Pay is down in recent years.

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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)
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SEC Interviews

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    Counsel Interview

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    Interview

    Problem solving, otherwise general interview with standard questions. 2 rounds. Second round seemed a formality; met with managers. Pretty standard. Problem solving, otherwise general interview with standard questions. 2 rounds. Second round seemed a formality; met with managers. Pretty standard.

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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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