Online Trading Academy Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2020

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4.3
83%
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92%
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Online Trading Academy Founder & President Eyal Shahar
Eyal Shahar
179 Ratings
Pros
  • "The overall spirit at OTA is top notch(in 43 reviews)

  • "Most positive work environment and culture I’ve ever been a part of(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "It can be intense at OTA as we are growing at a rapid pace(in 12 reviews)

  • "You do have to work weekends and some days pass 6pm(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Company"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CliK Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Online Trading Academy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Culture, Great management, great environment.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

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  2. "Learned A lot"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Education Counselor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Online Trading Academy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, great benefits, great culture.

    Cons

    Not for everyone, have to be able to have tough conversations with students about their lives.

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  3. "Fun place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Support Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Online Trading Academy full-time

    Pros

    Great education access, get to meet many different people and build relationships with students

    Cons

    Primarily sales focused that sometimes lost sight of operations and students

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Learn, Growth, and Thrive"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Support Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Online Trading Academy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work environment with extra benefits

    Cons

    Phone services department is not always recognized for their efforts

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Plain and Simple - Do Not Work Here!"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Online Trading Academy full-time

    Pros

    The only pro is....wait there isn't one.

    Cons

    This company is currently being sued and investigated by the FTC. This is publicly available to see and you can find it easily by searching the web or the FTC website. Fair treatment, proper compensation and job advancement is difficult to find here. You most likely will not get market value, probably 20-30% less. Being promoted to appropriate positions based on qualifications and experience is slim to none. You will not walk away with any value to your career or livelihood. Some people in management roles, or with manager or director titles are unqualified with no background or proper experience in the areas they manage. Some of them barely would qualify as entry level. The culture of hugging there was completely inappropriate to be put into that position and nobody's body should have to be touched to feel like they're part of the team. Handshakes are the corporate world standard for greetings in the US. Hugs are for friends and family, not for employees and management. Please read all the reviews and complaints from customers out there. The positive reviews on here are all highly questionable. Read the negative reviews. Those are the only things worth referencing regarding this company. If you have a conscience and want to work for an authentic company with good morals, that will advance you in your career while giving you real opportunities with appropriate pay, that sells a good product, then you would be better to find those opportunities at a company that actually has that.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Unbelievable community, leadership"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Educational Counselor in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Online Trading Academy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Catered food everyday, great benefits (medical, dental, vision), opportunity to make great money

    Cons

    Can be long hours, travel

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best Company I've Ever Worked For...."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Franchise Support Manager 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Trading Academy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Best Company I've Ever Worked For.... Created an environment of love. Students could not be happier or better treated. Employees, too. Fabulous organization -- something to be envied.

    Cons

    Not a single gosh darn thing.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Educational Counselor in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Online Trading Academy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Get to make a difference in people's lives. Management always very approachable.

    Cons

    Sometimes there were communication lapses and logistical issues, but typically nothing severe.

  9. "Great atmosphere, great people"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Student Support Specialist in Ridgefield Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Online Trading Academy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity to help people, close knit work atmosphere, very close relationship with students

    Cons

    No cons come to mind at this time

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Mostly for intro"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Online Marketing Manager in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Online Trading Academy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get exposed to some strategy.

    Cons

    Very unique management style used.

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