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Merrill Lynch Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Client service representative"

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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

    Career advancement, however you must know someone in that department

    Cons

    Have to wait 12 mins to move into other departments. Pay is low compared to other call center work.


  2. "Seasonal Client Associate"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Client Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Seasonal Client Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merrill Lynch part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The team of Merrill Lynch I was on was comprised of individuals who truly cared about clients, which singlehandedly shaped my view of the industry while in college. So many times you hear the skepticism of advisers and cynicism in the role they perform. Here, they were serious about achieving the best outcome for the client. The quality of conversation around macroeconomic topics, professionalism in work environment, and time spent educating and investing in young employees of the firm was hands down top-notch. It was a formative experience for me as an introduction into the wealth management industry, and I learned more through their experience and conversation than any college class or lecture could teach. So, for that, I do thank them and highly recommend any one looking to pursue a career with Merrill to chose a good team and fully immerse yourself in the experience of learning with an intellectual curiosity. Take in all that it has to offer because this place will make you stronger, and be grateful and look forward to your opportunity to grow here. In the words of a great adviser "Go out there and kill it" -- "Do the right thing"

    Cons

    Cannot think of any--Just be mentally prepared to grow and work hard. The harder you work and faster you learn, the more you can do and grow here.


  3. "Merrill Lynch Wealth Management"

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

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    Strong leadership team with a vision to drive the firm forward.

    Cons

    High risk aversion can be limiting


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  5. "Financial Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    Great access to cutting edge investment tools and ongoing training

    Cons

    Challenging to build one's book of business within the prescribed amount of time

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective with hiring so as to be more patient with the time required to build the book of business for those who ARE selected


  6. "Research Analyst at BofA 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

    Pros

    As a research analyst at BofAML, you are always on top of everything that drives the world - markets, economy, politics, etc. You get to work with the most successful, insightful people in the industry, and you never stop learning. Great culture.

    Cons

    I actually don't have 20 words to say about this.

    Advice to Management

    We have a great management team, especially the marketing team led by Derek Harris.


  7. "Great place to start a career"

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    Current Employee - Registered Representative in Pennington, NJ
    Current Employee - Registered Representative in Pennington, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to get experience and get licensed

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other firms


  8. "SCA/ Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merrill Lynch part-time

    Pros

    Allow interns task responsibility and flexibility with school schedule.

    Cons

    I do not have any.


  9. "Stable Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    stable job and stable paycheck

    Cons

    very corporate, feel like a number


  10. "Great working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -Good Pay
    -Good deal flow
    -Great location
    -Interesting industry cover

    Cons

    -Long hours
    -Endless Pitching
    -Upper Management doesn't seem to care much about promoting within


  11. "Tough"

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

    I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth. ML is a very respected name in the industry. Backed up by valued analyst team.

    Cons

    Dog eat dog. Sink or swim. Management doesn't seem to mind a revolving door.

    Advice to Management

    Invest a little more time in the new guys. There is a ton of experience to be shared.



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