E*TRADE Financial - ETRADE isnt what it used to be but it's still alive, surprisingly. | Glassdoor
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"ETRADE isnt what it used to be but it's still alive, surprisingly."

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

There's a lot to learn at ETRADE, even for seasoned developers. I was impressed with the length of time most of the team members had been there, 6-10+ years. Some people have been there since the old glory days of ETRADE.

Cons

In my perspective the overall technology culture at ETRADE is hampered by poor team interconnectivity and low socialization. It seemed that groups of people tended to associate primarily within their own team, or within their own culture. Not unlike a lot of other companies, but this is clearly a weakness. I would have liked to see more of a team building effort, especially at times when morale had been low. My perception of the environment is that it is extremely competitive due to the lack of trust outside of cliques.

Advice to Management

I believe team building across cultural boundaries is sorely needed. Trust and transparency is a must. Secrets and whispering behind people's backs only adds to the division. Focus on integrating new talented developers within the ranks of the seasoned heroes of yore.

Other Employee Reviews for E*TRADE Financial

  1. Helpful (1)

    "If you have a degree, then leave."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Services Representative in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Services Representative in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, short hours, time off.

    Cons

    The job itself. Customers. Customers.

    Advice to Management

    Do something about the wait times.


  2. "Easy job. Decent pay. Little bit boring and one dimensional."

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    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    By far the benefits are the best part of the job. 3 weeks paid vacation, 1 week sick paid vacation off the bat.

    Cons

    The work can be boring for somebody looking for excitement from their job. Very monotonous schedules... which can be your friend at times, and depressing other times. Soft selling is part of the job description but no compensation/bonus comes from it.

    Advice to Management

    Management was fine. Can't ask for much more. Good people.

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