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Updated March 22, 2017
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  • The department I was in had little room for advancement (in 12 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is hard with very aggressive technology strategy (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "BA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at FINRA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work and good benefits

    Cons

    Uncertain due to regulatory changes

    Advice to Management

    good


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FINRA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pleasant Staff, friendly management, focused on corporate goals

    Cons

    Somewhat of a niche company. Not many others doing what FINRA does


  3. "Great experience and work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FINRA full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and flexible work arrangements. Work is interesting. The people are really great.

    Cons

    Same as any other work place in terms of politics.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Finra"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FINRA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits for the employees

    Cons

    Many of their perks were lost due to budget cuts


  6. "A little shaky lately"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at FINRA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Good benefits. Competitive salary

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement increasingly shrinking.

    Advice to Management

    You are letting good talent go to waste.


  7. "Happy, but poor Examiner"

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    Current Employee - Examiner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Examiner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FINRA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Light hours, Friendly, Low pressure, Smart people

    Cons

    Low incentives, Lots of Company Men, Pay isn't great, Limited development, Tough to crack into Legal

    Advice to Management

    Culture is good. Some senior people have gotten too comfortable. Should be more rotations and development. Increase team flexibility.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Extremely stressful environment"

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Regulatory Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Endless learning experience if you are just coming out of college and be exposed to regulatory. The hours may be long at times, but it is flexible. The employees also have option to work from home once a week or so.

    Cons

    Extremely territorial. A lot of politics. The managers also have favoritism and the "in circle." The favoritisms are the ones that will most likely succeed and be promoted.


  9. "FINRA used to be a better place to work at, brace for change. . ."

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    Current Employee - LAN Administrator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - LAN Administrator in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FINRA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance, fairly competitive salary, PTOs

    Cons

    Favoritism, cliquish, little room for advancement, no more pension for young employees who put the time in but their age was held against them, benefits are getting less attractive, FINRA isn't an attractive place to work for anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Letting good talent go to waste and keeping the wrong employees. DR especially in LSA can use an overhaul.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "For a regulator they sure have questionable ethics."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FINRA full-time

    Pros

    Used to have work from home but some people abused it so that was taken away

    Cons

    If you work past your end of a shift on a project or emergency issue that does not excuse you from being made to work your regular shift so you will have to pull a 32 hour shift straight.

    Lots of bait and switching

    Advice to Management

    Shame on you.


  11. "JUNIOR DEVELOPER INTERN"

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    Former Employee - Junior Software Developer in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Junior Software Developer in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FINRA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a great work life balance, very innovative technologies are being used, flexible work timings and perfect location at Rockville

    Cons

    needs lot of experience to get considered . not really open to entry level positions



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