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Merrill Lynch Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  1. "Combative"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The soon you leave the better

    Cons

    Worst company I have ever worked with.
    They are unorganized and extremely combative.
    I would never recommend this company to anyone.


  2. "work with mass affluent clients"

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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

    Flexibility to build business quickly, in an appropriate manner

    Cons

    A lot of opportunities need to filled in the early stages


  3. "Client Associate review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn, great resources to study from, and learn a lot about the finance industry.

    Cons

    I couldnt get the Financial Advisor position I wanted, the job I was working toward went to someone on the outside.


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  5. "PMD Financial Advisor"

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    Current Employee - PMD Financial Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - PMD Financial Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can get your series 66 and CFP.

    Cons

    They are only interested in what networks that you already have. They are not interested in helping you develop those networks. The manager that I talked to told me that they have a 19% success rate.

    Advice to Management

    You should focus on helping your team members acquire leads. You should focus on business development in areas that will produce valuable interactions with people who don't have a assets that are being managed at Merrill Lynch.


  6. "Client Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Short hours, vacation time, benefits package

    Cons

    Lots of pressure to get licensed and from CRM's and FA's that are sometimes unreasonable for the position


  7. "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


  8. "Working Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor

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

    Pros

    Professional, Good quality Video training.

    Cons

    It is different situation for different person.


  9. "Quantitative Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Interesting and intellectually challenging work, with daily exposure to multiple technical tasks like derivatives modelling and programming (Python, VBA, C++);
    - Great work environment: the bank has a variety of networking groups that frequently organize socialising events;
    - Great office locations (central London).

    Cons

    My experience up to now has been great, so I do not have any particular cons. As this is an investment bank, you must be prepared for high expectations and relatively long hours.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any particular piece of advice towards Bank of America Merrill Lynch's management, my experience up to now has been great.


  10. "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.


  11. "Love it so far."

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Great health insurance, lots of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    FAs pay their RCAs supplemental comp but there a no guidelines to comp can vary greatly.



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