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Updated February 14, 2018
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FINRA Chairman & CEO Richard G. Ketchum
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  1. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at FINRA full-time

    Pros

    You can't beat the mission here at FINRA

    Cons

    Like many companies, we do suffer from the occasional clique or groupthink


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Mission Great People Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FINRA (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice work life balance. Interesting work making a difference for investors. Cutting edge technology and innovation. Remote work is supported in many groups.

    Cons

    Difficult to achieve promotion, especially in Technology. Strong resources are overlooked and have left the company for career advancement, taking with them significant domain knowledge.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company with Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great benefits with generous leave, very smart and knowledgeable people.

    Cons

    May have to leave in order to advance


  4. "Examiner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FINRA full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance and interesting work

    Cons

    Micromanagement is out of control. Stop treating your employees like children.


  5. "Decent at the most"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FINRA full-time

    Pros

    Flexible at the most id say

    Cons

    No transparency in the workplace

    Advice to Management

    Communication


  6. "Know Someone or Be Prepared to Grind"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FINRA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits Package
    Good overall compensation
    Good overall work/life balance

    Cons

    Work environment varies greatly- fro super relaxed to hyper aggressive - among Departments, business groups, and teams based on individual managers.


  7. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FINRA full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, benefits

    Cons

    No room for growth, only select individuals get promotions

  8. "Associate Principal Examiner"

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

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Remote working capabilities, intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    Can be slow-paced at times, constantly changing initiatives and focus


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent people"

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Regulatory Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The talent you are surrounded by is unbeatable. Great social dynamic and work-life culture. I learned so much from my management team and colleagues.

    Cons

    Work moves forward slowly/ A lot of red tape.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits, stable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FINRA full-time

    Pros

    Know what to expect day in and day out. Do the job you are asked to do and you'll do fine. Great benefits and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive. Red tape.


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