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Merrill Lynch Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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  1. "Stable Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Senior Registered Phone Rep"

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    Current Employee - Senior Registered Phone Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Registered Phone Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is pretty decent compared to most other jobs you'll find around Jacksonville.

    Cons

    Being on the phone for 45+ hours a week. Have to work in the department for a minimum of 1 year from passing the Series 63 before you can move on to a different department. Zero pay increase for learning new products and assuming more responsibility.


  3. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ability to determine ones income

    Cons

    Sales pressure, goals reimburse company way beyond employee's cost to company, including training


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  5. "financial advisor"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of room for growth.

    Cons

    Improve training on company platforms.


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    "Love the firm, but it's like the 80's never left Wall Street"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in North Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in North Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful office, great education, and amazing resources

    Cons

    Very much a 'numbers' culture. Management sees little value if you're not yielding immediate results. If you're not on the phone cold-calling, then you're not prospecting correctly in their eyes

    Advice to Management

    Put a little more faith into your people, especially newer people


  7. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Client Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work-life balance is amazing. We work less than 40 hrs a week. My location is so convenient and less than 30 mins from my crib.

    Cons

    Management can be a bit bubble headed and clueless to the daily activities of CAs. The environment is very political, but this is expected in this type of industry

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "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

    Great people, excellent campus, 15 vacation days, v

    Cons

    Limited growth in some departments


  9. "Okay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    Good training. Well know brand

    Cons

    High demands. No team work if solo.


  10. "Good Stuff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    nice views from the office

    Cons

    the food in the cafeteria left something to be desired


  11. "Great Company to Work For"

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Compensation is consistent with industry
    Benefits are great

    Cons

    None that I've found so far

    Advice to Management

    None



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