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William O'Neil & Co Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company, great staff and you will learn a lot (in 3 reviews)

  • Not providing cab or dinner at night shift (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor management - they promote people into management who are good workers, not necessarily good with people (in 2 reviews)

  • Promotions and special privilages are based on how close you are to senior management and if they like you or not (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Web Developer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Web Developer Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at William O'Neil & Co full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was able to actually contribute to the site. I learned a lot about web development and real life application. Very nice people.

    Cons

    I wasn't given any actual dev assignments until half-way through the internship, but probably because management was very busy.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Mrs. Peregrine Home for Peculiar Failures"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at William O'Neil & Co full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You need a job. No other option for you and this will help get you through a rough patch while looking for something better. Your an auto-masochist!

    Cons

    See all the reviews by actual sales people and account managers. Dead industry, treat people like they are lucky to employed at all. Worst yet, they lie and use pressure in interview to get you to commit to job. Within 30 days of employment you realized to save your career, it's going to be a long year.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about the future. Embrace the reality of the companies prospects and be honest with employees. No body is making 250k anymore. Some people are OK with this being short-term gig let them decide.


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Have you seen the movie, Boiler Room?"

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

    Pros

    Headquarters in beautiful Southern California plus free bottled water and air conditioning in summer months plus direct deposit into checking account.

    Cons

    - president of firm lacks morals and true understanding of the investment community
    - constantly shifting firm strategy to stay alive
    - employee morale possibly worse than Lehman Brothers at the very end (no disrespect to the Lehman Brothers employees)
    - constantly reshuffling employee compensation

    Advice to Management

    shut down the institutional side of the business and stick to retail


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  5. "Junior Business Systems Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Junior Business Systems Analyst in West Covina, CA
    Current Employee - Junior Business Systems Analyst in West Covina, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at William O'Neil & Co full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, game room, flexible schedules, job growth for those willing to learn new things.

    Cons

    Can be political, losing market share and needs to adjust the culture/strategies for future growth

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize better, no mobile apps for Android yet and also missing some mobile apps for iPhone/iPad. Slow implementation of redesign for IBD website.


  6. "review"

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

    Pros

    great mission. good intentions. has plans for the future.

    Cons

    implementation is often distorted by the culture


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Once Bill stepped away, the company lost its way and the culture that made it once great"

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    Current Employee - Programmer in Marina del Rey, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer in Marina del Rey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at William O'Neil & Co full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free Fruit, quarterly free lunches and snacks: food trucks, ice cream etc., learn CANSLIM, investment program, work east coast hours and get off early, some of the portfolio managers here are excellent and you can learn a lot from them.

    Cons

    Losing market share by the second, Swift layoffs of long time employees, Siloing, Cannabilism of product lines, absolutely no regard for customers or employees, favoritism, no raises, no 401k match, no promotion from within(every opportunity is filled with someone from outside the company). An overall terrible work environment and culture, where you are made to feel as if you were lucky to have a job in the first place.

    Advice to Management

    CEO's should know pain points of their customers and their team. Stop asking what's going on, and find out for yourself.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Place has become a joke"

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

    Pros

    You get to learn the basics of investing, early work hours were great to avoid traffic and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Horrible and clueless management, no 401k matching, no raises, no promotions from within the company as outsiders are always brought in, the company would rather offshore jobs to India to save money even at the expense of work quality. This place is sinking like the Titanic as it loses clients. To all future prospective employees, stay away from this company unless you are desperate for a job.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back Bill O'Neil as you guys are just throwing darts at the wall with no clear direction. A monkey could run this company better nowadays.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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

    I worked at William O'Neil & Co full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company provides good work environment.

    Cons

    Difficult to grow and be noticed within the current company structure.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Dinosaur"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at William O'Neil & Co (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great direct manager allowing individual flexibility and freedom to identify and create selling solutions. Great internal cooperation with other departments. Made going to work, not work at all. Other divisions doing well.

    Cons

    Our division was on a 10 year slide and finally sank. Never any grand plan to become competitive before it finally collapsed. CEO not invested in it, fellow workers and immediate boss totally committed.

    Advice to Management

    Pull the plug, invest, change direction, sell to a competitor, anything but letting it go fallow was a poor strategy.


  11. Helpful (8)

    "Worst place to work"

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

    Pros

    Nothing good ,if you have no where to go,you can go there,it's better than nothing!But if you have some experience and you could get another offer,you won't want to go there!

    Cons

    Cheap company,very bad insurance plan,no 401k match ,salary very low,once you get in,the salary will never get increased,so ask for 20% more as your expectation at the beginning!

    Bad environment, the programming department managers are fighting all day long,very political office,you will spend all your time to deal with people, and make the managers happy,instead of doing your work! The managers there are not to encourage employees to do their best work,they don't know how to respect employees and don't know how to build a team! Some of the manager doesn't have good management quality,both technical and personal!You will have lots of pressure and won't be respected there!

    Very old out of date technology,you have nothing to learn there if you want to get work experience from a company!But if you have very good technology and ability,you will have a very hard time to survive there,because all the people there now they don't want to see a person who is better than them to join the team!



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