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"Great culture and work life balance"

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Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Jersey City, NJ
Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Jersey City, NJ
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at E*TRADE Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Laid back and low pressure environment. Management very accommodating of adjusting work schedules and time off. Adjustable work schedules as long as you put in 8 hours and get work done. Pay is OK taking into consideration nature of work. Management really looks out for employees. Co-workers were all very friendly and approachable. Collegial work atmosphere among different departments.

Cons

Work can be routine and unexciting. Layoffs can be rampant especially in Operations. Can get stuck in mediocre position for long time with little pay increases and not much advancement opportunities due to business climates. Low turnover and staff cutbacks which reduces growth opportunities.

Other Employee Reviews for E*TRADE Financial

  1. "E*Trade Manila call center"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Representative in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Representative in Sandy, UT
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    strong emphasis on technology, latest trading technologies, advanced trading platform, global trading.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability and disconnectedness of operations in Manilla. Inability to contact operations directly to jointly resolve escalated problems. Strong emphasis on cost savings through brokers in Manilla who frequently misunderstand words in English. Clients only get to speak with Americans once they become frustrated with Manilla reps.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with more respect. Randomly demanding mandatory overtime on weekends or other inconvenient times puts demands on employees that are worth more than just being paid overtime pay. Trying to motivate employees to do more work for free by calling work a "game" insults employee intelligence as employees are there to make a living and do not work to play games. More incentives are needed for additional work requirements as this is not a cost savings strategy.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It is a "hot mess" right now - avoid."

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable hours, lack of any deadlines. New CEO is at least trying to break through the walls that protect those who refuse to embrace change and prevent innovation.

    Cons

    Entire senior management group has left (note this could be seen as a pro, but it remains to be seen.) Remaining managers have dug in like the battle of the Somme. Very little chance to grow or learn new technologies. Most good employees have left and those that remain are shell-shocked.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on pushing change. It may have to go all the way to the lowest levels of management before the job is done. Bring in new blood at all levels of management.

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