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William O'Neil & Co Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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  • senior management are all new to the firm and have been recruited from the unemployment line (in 4 reviews)

  • Not at all an employee friendly organisation (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at William O'Neil & Co full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    No need to take work home with you off hours or on weekends.

    Cons

    Management issues, no room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Advance present employees


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company With Poor Leadership"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Learn proven system that helps you trade the stock markets.

    Cons

    Work environment is not encouraging or positive. Management always switching things around and can't seem to get it right.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage and train your employees and you will be surprised at the results.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company founded by a pioneer in the industry

    Cons

    - retail equity platform being sold (or trying to be sold) to institutions
    - senior management are all new to the firm and have been recruited from the unemployment line
    - if you think active management is dead, what do you think of technical analysis?
    - the same computer software and equity research is sold to institutions as is sold to retail investors albeit at 20 times the price

    Advice to Management

    stick to selling to retail, institutions have figured out the scam


  4. "Web Developer Intern"

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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.


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Have you seen the movie, Boiler Room?"

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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


  6. "Junior Business Systems Analyst"

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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.


  7. "review"

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    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

  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


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