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Updated February 22, 2018
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Merrill Lynch President & CEO of Bank of America Brian T. Moynihan
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  • Work life balance could be really bad for full times (in 56 reviews)

  • Long hours as expected from an American investment bank (in 90 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company that challenges you"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    Great Management, coworkers, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Only negative if so, would be work life balance. Some pretty long hours when you first get started

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  2. "PMD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule paid to study

    Cons

    Minimum account levels. Pretty cut throat.

  3. "Good opportunity"

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    Former Employee - PMD Financial Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - PMD Financial Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great job if you are on the right team

    Cons

    if you don't join a good team success is very hard


  4. "Financial Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    Great company great people and environment

    Cons

    actually there is no cons i could find


  5. "Varies, but great coworkers and teams"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    If you have a great team it makes the work really enjoyable

    Cons

    A lot of technical glitche


  6. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    It has a great work environment

    Cons

    The job is somewhat stressful.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Investment Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and Growth opportunities

    Cons

    I dont have any cons

    Advice to Management

    N/A I dont have any advice

  8. "Great place to start career, not to build"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to large deals and interesting work
    Great platform from which to build a solid resume to use going forward
    pay, for a 23 year old, is absurd

    Cons

    Terrible time management, disregard and disrespect for junior employees from seniors, very hierarchical, with a plateau for learning occurring after 1 year or so, and just general difficulty of dealing with mind numbing work that has zero value add
    Senior bankers are also not producing like they used to. There is a minimum revenue generated requirement that the bank sets for MDs to keep their job - enforce it.

    Advice to Management

    Start to value junior employees more, or theyre just going to keep quitting early like they have been
    Fire underperforming MDs and hire ones that will do more than just pitch 20 "illustrative" acquisition scenarios that never land well with clients


  9. "Merrill Lynch"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for development, brand, long tenured employees,

    Cons

    Lack of diversity, politics within leadership,


  10. "Senior Registered Phone Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    Creating financial success for employer sponsored plans

    Cons

    No commission on your sass or ability to bring in money and keep money at the firm


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