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"Lions led by donkeys"

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Former Employee - Vice-President, Technology in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Vice-President, Technology in London, England (UK)
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Good team atmosphere - young and enthusiastic, always up for drinks, fun runs etc. Excited about the potential to improve the business with new technology.
Good training website "Merrill Lynch University" even if external courses were hard to get funded.
Matched giving to charity - you can easily fundraise with a whipround the office.

Cons

Technology department seen as a backwater by front office staff.
Pressure to outsource roles to Asia.
Budget cuts after large losses in the business that we had no control over.
Hours spent on voice-conference with Americans late in the afternoon. Many of whom you'd never met and who rarely listened to opinions from outside their world.

Advice to Management

Be honest about losses in the business and likely changes that will affect staff.

Other Employee Reviews for Merrill Lynch

  1. "Recommended"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Broad scope, good opportunities and long term prospects.

    Cons

    Larger companies move more slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Better focus on making concrete progress on specific decisions.


  2. "Good place to start."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a well-known company.

    Cons

    It is lack of career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Management should provide more opportunity for advancement.

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