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  1. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    very nice people who worked here there. The management was also very good and made you feel important

    Cons

    poor management, they do not take pride in there employees.


  2. "Junior Broker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    small team, family atmosphere, intensive training

    Cons

    payout/compensation structure, sometimes hostile environment, chopshop feel

    Advice to Management

    good luck with SEC

  3. "company had to change name"

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    Former Employee - Broker in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Broker in New York, NY

    I worked at Arjent full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    kuerig coffee machine and k-cups provided

    Cons

    company had to change name because of owner's behavior


  4. "Stay away."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros to working here.

    Cons

    The people that run the place are not exactly bound by an ethical compass.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "NYC arjent division"

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    Former Employee - Investment Banker Trainee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banker Trainee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lack of stress in the environment, hour long lunch, for the most part upper management was friendly, get to leave at four on fridays, sometimes management would take you out for drinks, and i am sure there are much worse firms out there that you could start out with

    Cons

    no promotional value, deceived guidance (would tell to strive for something one day, then tell us something completely different the next), lack of professionalism (one employee would walk around the office barefoot), lack of mentorship, 10 hour days (7am to 5:30 pm), ONLY COLD CALLING, they would never give you a straight answer when we would ask management when we would take our licensing exams, no team morale, extremely high turnover rate ( I did not meet a single employee who had been there for more one year other than the CEOs and senior bankers who started the firm), while I worked there I would constantly think what am I actually doing here

    Advice to Management

    Actually invest in your trainees and incorporate a training program with better transparency in terms of what is expected of them, when they will be put up for their licensing exams, and have conitinuous training. Also incoroporate some type of money management training so trainees can actually learn the whole business, and do something other than cold call. Be more upfront in the interview process to avoid wasting both parties time.


  6. "its a comfortable environment with a very chill atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    if your someone who wants a great balance between work and life its a great place to work. however, if you think you want to work some place where you find hard work rewarding I would consider going elsewhere

    Cons

    sometimes its not as professional as you might assume. there is a lot of leniency but at times you feel like its hardly a finance firm.

    Advice to Management

    perhaps there should be a bit more of a focus on growing the different areas of the business and attracting some high caliber talent


  7. "Job Description"

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    Former Employee - Broker in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Broker in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Hours weren't bad. There was a lot of time that you were allowed to work on your own. Also, nice office.

    Cons

    There was little to no guidance from senior management. It was extremely rare to receive any real training or understanding of the financial markets.

    Advice to Management

    I think there should be a program set up to train junior brokers more in depth. There was no set way to really get goals accomplished.

  8. "A churning company for senior brokers."

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    Current Employee - Apprentice Stockbroker in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Apprentice Stockbroker in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arjent full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people here were awesome. Because all of us apprentices were together in the same boat on pooh wages, all striving to reach the goal of making it too a broker you got to know people well in this high pressure environment

    Cons

    The wages were very poor, and very few people actually made it from the stage of apprentice to broker. The majority of us just served as coporatate slaves to the main brokers.

    Advice to Management

    Put in some decent training, to educate the apprentices to deal with the HNW clients. Also create more opportunity for progression.