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J H Darbie &Co Reviews

Updated February 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Learn how to work in Wall Street type environment (in 19 reviews)

  • Great introduction and exposure to the world of investment banking (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • All they will have you do is cold call (in 3 reviews)

  • However, Wall Street is no place for the faint-hearted (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Sales and Trading Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales and Trading Intern in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales and Trading Intern in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J H Darbie &Co part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn in a fast paced environment under direction from Mike, Randy, and Mark

    Cons

    bad scripts for cold calling

    Advice to Management

    keep giving Interns tasks to get the hands on experience.


  2. "Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J H Darbie &Co full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Experience, good networking with other young aspiring people on Wall Street

    Cons

    Great place to intern but not worth it to become a broker there.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the fat stop hiring incompetent interns who take up space and energy that could go to better interns.

  3. "Get the mindset necessary to succeed on Wall Street"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This hands-on, fast paced internship program introduces ambitious students to life on Wall Street. I had the opportunity to work side by side with experienced Wall Street Pros and learn their tricks of the trade. I had so much fun learning and working with these guys, I never wanted to leave the office! I was begging to work 10-12 hour days!

    Cons

    It can be very hard work and sometimes long hours. However, Wall Street is no place for the faint-hearted. Neither is this internship program.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! You instilled a work ethic in me that will last a lifetime and catapulted my career to the next level. I am forever grateful for everything Arthur and Randy taught me!!


  4. "Junior Broker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Broker in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Junior Broker in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's on Wall Street
    The name
    You learn a lot in the end
    Market Reports

    Cons

    Cold calling
    Pressure
    Management breathing down your neck
    Encouraged to keep your head down and call call call

    Advice to Management

    Give us breathing room and when we ask for a break don't get angry. We are interns not full time.Don't curse at us or kick our seats when we don't tell a client what you want to tell them.


  5. "Great learning experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Senior Brokers, Randy and Arthur, always pushed me to continue learning from them. Randy liked talking about his personal trades and taught the interns a lot even when they didn't have any experience. Got some exposure to investment banking meeting.

    Cons

    Practicing pitches were sometimes boring and annoying.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "a Pathetic joke"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    NO pros what so ever. this company is a mess

    Cons

    Cold Calling from 7 am to 6 pm
    The guys in there have litle to no knowledge about the market.
    Just calling random numbers all day looking for somone dumb enough to stay on the phone.
    Only care about making as many trades as possible before the client close the account.

    Advice to Management

    Get new matrial, Hire professionals not kids, analyse the market dont pick up the first stock Kramer talks about. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY when investors ask to close an account close it, dont ignor their calls.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "HANDS ON TRAINING"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales and Trading, Investment Banking in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales and Trading, Investment Banking in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J H Darbie &Co full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gave a a shot to work hands on and helped me with my sales skills that allowed me get into a Private Equity firm.

    Cons

    Long hours, a lot of reading.

    Advice to Management

    You are not wasting your time on the internship, please keep it open for those who really need it.

  8. "JH Darbie is a dedicated financial service for client"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Service in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J H Darbie &Co full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    if you are a broker, basically you can make your own hours and they pay out are terrific
    it requires a lot of phone work, but when an account is opened it is very satisfying

    Cons

    sometime the equipment is not working properly and it delays some of daily function

    Advice to Management

    neds to be team players, have all equipment in working order and rules should not change daily they should be established


  9. Helpful (6)

    "intern analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at J H Darbie &Co full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    wall street experience for students in NY

    Cons

    False advertisement on craigslist. Long hours , no compensation, scams, cold calls all day.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop treating your employees and interns as slaves.. we are human too.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "J H Darbie was the best company I worked for to date."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales and Trading Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales and Trading Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at J H Darbie &Co full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are willing to put your needs before their own. They will teach you everything they possibly can and provide you with whatever resources you need to advance. The culture is extremely fun and uplifting. You could not ask for a better atmosphere. The company is thriving and somewhere you can absolutely grow and advance your career. I highly recommend this place for anybody considering. If you are contemplating an offer, accept it, you'll thank yourself one day.

    Cons

    For me, the only Con was the commute and I brought this upon myself. I settled down in Connecticut with my family and recently had a son, which is the only reason why I left. If the distance was not an obstacle, I would 100% still work there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing because it is working.


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