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"Not for everyone, but great for certain types"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Menlo Park, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

At E*TRADE, almost anyone can have the opportunity to take the lead on an initiative, whether initiated by others or their own. You can quickly go up a learning curve and develop new skills. It's fairly easy to get a cross-functional education and transition to work in different roles and departments. You have the opportunity to work on industry-leading creative, innovative products and services.

Cons

Most of E*TRADE works at an extremely fast pace and can be a very chaotic environment that often leads to unecessary mistakes. Smoe may not appreciate the effect of this on the user experience. This can also lead to inconsistent rewards and recognition for employees, and can be too agressive a culture for some.

Advice to Management

Pay closer attention to and reward more fairly the many talented individual contributors who build and maintain the exceptional products and service

Other Employee Reviews for E*TRADE Financial

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Broker in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Stock Broker in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great flexibility with your schedule, several shifts are offered. The benifits this company offers are great, including 4 weeks of paid time off from day one which is much higher than the industry standard. The salary is not bad, but is is not enough to keep you from looking for another job.

    Cons

    the company is constantly being investigated for some sort of legal issue such as interpositioning in trades and things of that nature. Also they are starting to heavily rely upon call center reps based in the Philipines who don't know the first thing about the brokerage industry, or english for that matter.

    Advice to Management

    Hire domestic workers!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Etrade is the best brokerage job to get started in the industry."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stock Plans Representative in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Stock Plans Representative in Sandy, UT
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Etrade is a great place if you like to just show up and do your job and not get hassled by your boss. People that are senior to you are excellent and actually care about their employees. As long as you do what you are supposed to then they stay out of your business completely.

    Cons

    There is basically nowhere to go as far as advancement goes. You start there making 40K and you could work there for 25 years and make 45 or 55K max. It's a GREAT job for a student or someone that is just breaking in the industry. Just don't go in there with the idea that you are going to grab the world by the tail because Etrade is not the place to accomplish that.

    Advice to Management

    None, management is very fair. My boss was a "no bs" type of guy but he was great at giving all of his employees plenty of space. All the other managers are similar.


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