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Online Trading Academy Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work environment, which makes it fun to come to work (in 7 reviews)

  • I am bless to be part of an organization that helps enriching lives worldwide with exceptional financial education (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • If you don't like putting in a couple of long days a week or working weekends then this is not the type of company for you (in 13 reviews)

  • Fast pace requires more effective communication to affected teams (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (21)

    "General Manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Trading Academy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Compassion for our Clients.
    - Desire to the best in our Industry ant providing the best Content, Training and Support for our Students.
    - Willingness to strive to be better.

    Cons

    The organization continues to grow and get better, so I see no issues.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  2. "Great Company, Better People!"

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    Current Employee - Student Support Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Student Support Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Trading Academy part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    At Online Trading Academy the focus is all on the students. This is truly education that can change lives. From the staff to the instructors, it is a people focused environment that educates, encourages and supports students through their journey to learn to trade the financial markets. It is a corporate culture that fosters ideas and growth to a level that is unparalleled anywhere else. The people, their caring, focus and passion, really do make this a fantastic place to work.

    Cons

    As people make the environment, there is an issue with consistency across environments. OTA is a global presence and each campus has its own focus and priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Standardization of tech across the network would increase the instructor's abilities to teach.

  3. Helpful (20)

    "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Old Bridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Instructor in Old Bridge, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Trading Academy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, very nice atmosphere, can do more or less work to fit your needs

    Cons

    No real cons, just have to do your work well


  4. Helpful (15)

    "Enriching the Lives of their Employees"

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    Current Employee - Education Program Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Education Program Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Trading Academy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    My managers have always been about doing what they can to enrich my own life. Teaching me what I need to learn to do my job better, and utilizing my strengths and what gives me joy for my tasks.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a lack of communication down through the departments. Though this has been steadily improving.

    Sometimes the chain of command is a bit unclear.

    Advice to Management

    Clarify Chain of command so we know who to go to with what.
    Continue improving communication down through the ranks.


  5. Helpful (15)

    "We really care!"

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

    I have been working at Online Trading Academy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Imagine working at a place where employees really care about customers and each other. Look no further, this is it!

    Cons

    Some days run a little long.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing!


  6. Helpful (14)

    "Transforming Lives"

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    Current Employee - Owner Operator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Owner Operator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Trading Academy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leadership - Love - Integrity - Honesty - Competent - Family

    Cons

    Very pleased and happy to be a part of this organization.

    Advice to Management

    Continue living OTA values


  7. "Focused on Student Success"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Trading Academy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Highly focused on the mission to help students reach THEIR goals. Always looking forward. Committed to the cutting edge of the financial education industry. Culture and goals are admirable and executed fairly well - especially being a franchise structure. Provides legit training that is as real as the student makes it. The product is the best. You'll sleep well at night with the big picture and feel of OTA. Very positive environment. Just never forget that its a business.

    Cons

    Compensation changes seem to an annual occurrence, especially if working at corporate from what I've heard. The franchise locations have independent owners. The entire business model looks different from owner to owner. There are good ones and not so good owners. No surprise there. The company seems to make quick decisions that often slow down the business. Everyone is always talking about marketing challenges for some reason. Not my thing.

    Advice to Management

    Promises made should always be promises kept.

  8. Helpful (19)

    "Great company to help yourself while helping others"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Education Director in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Education Director in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Trading Academy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Started at the Online Trading Academy in 2010, after being beat up in the Mortgage business. Learned how to trade/invest for myself, while helping others take control of their finances. The local franchise owner has been very easy to work WITH. He sets a collaborative tone, so it never feels as if I am working FOR someone.
    The income is on par with the highest level of B2B sales, without the hassle of hunting for leads. The company advertises heavily, and there are MORE than enough prospects walking through the door. In addition to the local support, the Corporate Office is continually improving the product range, making the education that we offer the best in class.

    Cons

    Working many Saturdays, some long hours

    Advice to Management

    KEEP DOING WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING!


  9. Helpful (13)

    "Innovative Culture"

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

    I have been working at Online Trading Academy full-time

    Pros

    Culture allows you to create, share and develop ideas.

    Cons

    You have to love working at a fast pace.

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to feedback.


  10. Helpful (18)

    "An Incredible Company to Work At!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Education Counselor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Education Counselor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Trading Academy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The ability to transform lives with financial trading and investing education and the support provided by the company to help you achieve it is unmatched. In addition, the satisfaction in accomplishing this is as great as the ability to earn significant income.

    Cons

    Success comes with hard work and putting in the time. This involves some weekends and evenings.

    Advice to Management

    As we grow as a company and help more people, which is a good thing, let us always maintain the spirit and high values that got us there.


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