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National Securities Reviews

Updated May 3, 2017
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Pros
  • The work environment was amazing (in 8 reviews)

  • They sponsor you for series 63 and series 7 (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • You will be forced to cold call all day with little or no guidance as to how or when you will open accounts, training pay is tiny (in 7 reviews)

  • long hours, lots of cold calling (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Banking"

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

    I worked at National Securities full-time

    Pros

    Working on the banking side was an intriguing experience. You get to work along side some truly talented people. You will meet CEOs and CFOs of major publicly traded companies and interact with the entire management team of other companies.

    Cons

    The biggest con I would have is the lack of treatment afforded to the interns. Interns are given menial tasks throughout the day and it doesn't seem like they are able to grow. Full time employees are typically picked from prestigious schools, but the lack of disregard for interns is something that should be fixed.

    Advice to Management

    I try to treat the interns with respect, but everyone should do this regardless.


  2. "Senior Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Securities full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great for independent contractors and product.

    Cons

    Too big for brokers without a book.

    Advice to Management

    Help your employees market more.

  3. "Good start up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Securities part-time

    Pros

    Good job for beginning in best

    Cons

    There was none really to complain

    Advice to Management

    More money


  4. "A Fine Place to Start"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Securities full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Go first-step in finance. Independence/flexibility. Good people.

    Cons

    Pay is 100% dependent on yourself. Minimal support.

    Advice to Management

    Create a better training program to encourage people to stay


  5. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Securities full-time

    Pros

    Learned a lot about the financial industry

    Cons

    work environment/ no advancement opportunity


  6. "Joke"

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

    Pros

    Not Much. Is a joke.

    Cons

    Run by clowns, bottom of the barrel


  7. "Investment Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They sponsor you for series 63 and series 7. Might be a good place to start your career.

    Cons

    Low pay, totally commissions based, very vague and sketchy company. Cold calling all day

    Advice to Management

    Be more friendly to employees.

  8. "stock broker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    Pros

    great start. great learning experience. i recommend it to entry level employees.

    Cons

    pay is low but you can earn commission.


  9. "Tools For Success"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great way to begin a career in finance, great connections. From what I have seen in the industry, National provides some of the best tools for success and is continuously sharpening their sword to excel and prosper.

    Cons

    High risk/reward and no salary

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  10. "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nothing they made me do was too demanding.

    Cons

    Lots of cold calling. You're the lowest on the food chain in a crappy industry.


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