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Securities America Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  1. "Great Office to Work For!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Securities America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The office consists of only four other people, who are very laid back and easy going. They take the time to train you so you know how to do your job effectively.

    Cons

    The pack office in Omaha is awful! They do not have any organazation what so ever. You are generally on hold for a good 20 minutes before someone answers to help you, and when you are sitting in front of clients it makes you look like you look like you don't know what you are doing.


  2. "Awesome experience!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Securities America (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved the atmosphere and the people that work there. Very driven to succeed. Management was willing to interact with employees and always wanted to help.

    Cons

    When you walked on a floor, the only thing you saw were cubicles.


  3. "Management is clueless"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Securities America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are nice and helpful

    Cons

    Nickle and dime their employees when it comes to raises.
    Promote people they like above someone who deserves it.
    Throw money away to get new advisors, but lose existing reps due to lack of decent customer service.

    Advice to Management

    Find a better way to determine your best employees and pay them accordingly before they leave. Get rid of half of your middle managers and hire people who actually work and serve a purpose.


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  5. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Securities America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Your job is what you make of it. Management is more than willing to help you succeed. SAI provides the training and resources you need to do your job well. Management is accessible, open and honest. I think this is a great company.

    Cons

    Would like better health care but I realize it is not cost effective.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  6. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Securities America full-time

    Pros

    Great managers that will make you feel appreciated. Lots of potential to grow in your career.

    Cons

    Pays less than other companies, or so I've heard. But easy to move up here.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more money if you want better employees, but the pay is still fair. But "fair" only afford so many "excellent" employees.


  7. "Great for Junior Advisors"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Securities America full-time

    Pros

    If you can get in with a senior advisor looking to sell his business its a great way to break into the financial services industry

    Cons

    It may take some time until you start to earn the income you want

    Advice to Management

    Provide funds to train or pay associates a little better


  8. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Securities America full-time

    Pros

    Large company continuing to grow and become a larger player in the business.

    Cons

    Does not have the best customer service for the reps. Constantly fighting them to push business through.

    Advice to Management

    Train the operations team better so they know what questions to ask and when to stop challenging the agents.


  9. "Branch Auditor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, growing company, managers were helpful

    Cons

    Lack of organization seemed to plague the organization (the head doesn't know what the tail is doing), almost no training

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees, create more and better training programs for reps and employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Compensation Department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Securities America (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Other areas of the company seem well-intentioned as far as employee satisfaction goes. The HR department works to create a good working environment for employees.

    Cons

    management/leadership is weak, or non-existant.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good support, great co-workers.

    Cons

    Departments seem to be siloed.



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