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Essence Securities Reviews

Updated January 9, 2017
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  1. "Option strategy intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Essence Securities as an intern

    Pros

    1. People are friendly. Everyone is willing to help
    2. Faces one of the largest group of individual equity investors in China
    3. At least 15% of employee promotion per year
    4. Relatively high bonus in the industry
    5. Start early on option business
    6. 40 hour working time per week. 1 hour lunch break

    Cons

    1. Base salary is relatively low
    2. Essence is not the top financial institution in China
    3. Mostly facing individual investors. There is an investment banking division that deals with institutional clients, but mostly what they do is to help small companies launch IPO

    Advice to Management

    1. The strategy to expand into new area of financial market is smart. But need to think of better way to promote option trading
    2. Should implement different performance measurement matrix for people on different roles. For example, tech people should not be rated on they sale value, but more on the work they do on a daily basis


  2. "Investment Banking Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Investment Banking Intern in Nashville, TN
    Former Intern - Investment Banking Intern in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Essence Securities as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    a lot of projects ongoing. You can learn a lot

    Cons

    too many business trips or overwork


  3. "It is a positive intern experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Essence Securities as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    exposure to the real security markets in China, can learn a lot cutting-edge technology in the department

    Cons

    The job is very demanding.


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  5. "Recommended for engineers, NOT for management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Herzliya (Israel)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Herzliya (Israel)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company is growing, but still maintains a small company outlook to its employees. Excellent opportunities and environment to grow and learn.

    Cons

    Management doesn't know how to manage, and priorities change on an hour by hour basis. No clear messaging or support from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Improve communications top-down, and learn to delegate and empower middle management.


  6. "good over because the work atmosphere"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Essence Securities as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the work atmosphere is good, people are very nice. the department is well organized. the department is good at fixed income products

    Cons

    sometimes people are too busy to notice internship, so you have to be more active and ask them frequently. If you are hired through school recruiting process, maybe the training would be better

    Advice to Management

    people in the company should have regular communications to know what others do and how they deal with their work. I think that would be better for own improvement.


  7. "good"

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    Former Intern - Internship in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Intern - Internship in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Essence Securities as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My department had friendly environment, you have a lot to learn as an intern.

    Cons

    I followed more than 1 projects, just did some basic works. I suggest you to just follow one and learn something in deep.

    Advice to Management

    each group should connect with other groups, build more good relationships


  8. "Good Experience"

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    Former Intern - Sales Assistant in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Intern - Sales Assistant in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends

    I worked at Essence Securities as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The working environment is good. Everybody is nice to me and willing to teach me.

    Cons

    The paid is not good enough, and there's no systematical approach to train the intern.

    Advice to Management

    Enforce the professional relationship among faculties.


  9. "Great opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Investor Consulting in Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)
    Former Intern - Investor Consulting in Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Essence Securities as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Closely retalted to the stock market and clients
    Standard office hour

    Cons

    High pressure from clients
    Your opinion may proved to be wrong anytime and you need to defend yourself


  10. "Interview"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Essence Securities as an intern

    Pros

    Good pay and personal care

    Cons

    Heavy management and there is not much to do

    Advice to Management

    Nope


  11. "Good and rewarding"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    get to know the process quickly. work with talents

    Cons

    not enough training and less superviser review