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Pros
  • "sales experience, phone call persistence, sponsor for series 7, 63, fun atmosphere" (in 3 reviews)

  • "You can learn a lot from this job if you really want to" (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long Hours and lots of hard word" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Brokers expect you to work long hours for minimal pay (below minimum wage)" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Broker in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Broker in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Laidlaw & Company UK full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great incentives
    Great support for sales staff
    Great payout

    Cons

    None I can think of


  2. "WORK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Laidlaw & Company UK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    MD are very supportive. Even when you are not on their team they still will give you advice and help you out.

    Cons

    it was a con for me but it is the job of sales, you will live on the phone. 10 hours a day you will be making phone calls on top of having to study for the series 7.

    Advice to Management

    invest more in your employees. People are willing to work hard . Invest the time and money in them just like they are investing their time to be a part of your company.

  3. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Laidlaw & Company UK part-time

    Pros

    In New York City which is cool

    Cons

    Work culture, career opportunities are scarce

    Advice to Management

    Relax


  4. Helpful (1)

    "2 yr Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Laidlaw & Company UK full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    sales experience, phone call persistence, sponsor for series 7, 63, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    any use of time for market research or company analysis is deemed "non-important"; poor job of retaining talented individuals; broken process to grow within firm, 1-4 year employees can be valued more; level of client management is concerning

    Advice to Management

    reassess hiring process and company growth model


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Aggressive working environment. Not enough incentive."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Laidlaw & Company UK full-time

    Pros

    you have interaction with many personalities.

    Cons

    The pay is not great. It's scripted like a movie like broiler room.

    Advice to Management

    Give more incentive to beginning employees.


  6. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice work environment. Everyone is pretty relaxed and likes to play around. Got to learn a lot about the markets

    Cons

    Cold calling all day connecting clients


  7. "Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Laidlaw & Company UK full-time

    Pros

    Huge growth potential and great group of co-workers

    Cons

    Long Hours and lots of hard word

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Get Registered"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Learned the basics of selling.

    Cons

    Minimum Wage, no overtime, $1,800 a month pay unregistered

    Advice to Management

    Pay and train your employees to retain them.


  9. "Financial service company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great firm with lots of potential if you work hard

    Cons

    Very Competitive Industry as you need to find clients

    Advice to Management

    more communication


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Are you the type?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Laidlaw & Company UK full-time

    Pros

    Sponsorship for 7/63
    Frat-like office environment. They all want you to succeed but in the end everyone looks out for themselves. You're able to learn about the market and phone sales skills. Your experience really depends on the broker(s) you work with. The rest is really up to you. A lot of junior employees didn't have the drive, left and wrote bad reviews on here. In the end this is a 110% sales job and you are a salesman. If you're not really into sales you shouldn't work here.

    Cons

    ALL cold calling. Very very low pay for entry level employees paired with long hours. It is very hard to get up at the crack of dawn to cold call all day every day. It didn't sit right with me. The cold callers are only fresh out of college. The office environment can get very very negative. MDs belittle and insult other employees. Sometimes act very unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Filter new hires, raise the pay and higher fewer but more qualified personnel.


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