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Updated February 14, 2018
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Pros
  • intensive training - learn a lot in a short time (in 14 reviews)

  • high earning potential- much more than anything in the UK (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Requires a devotion to early morning and long hours (in 35 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is fairly non-existent (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "A tough but enjoyable three weeks"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Wealth Advisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Wealth Advisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at deVere Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Intense training with some of the best in the industry
    Earning potential is huge
    Career growth potential is huge
    Meritocracy - The harder you work, the faster you will grow, both personally and within the business

    Cons

    Some smoke and mirrors when it comes to salary

    Advice to Management

    The training is excellent - keep up the good work on that.

    Just be honest with the earnings, it either motivates people or drives them away, better to do that before they commit to training or a location.

    What settled my mind was speaking to people in the field - if they can do it so can we kind of thing. Seeing the people in the locations also helps visualise being there, and means you can ask any questions that might currently be unsettling you.


  2. "Positive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at deVere Group full-time

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere. High income potential.

    Cons

    High demand and high stress

  3. Helpful (1)

    "client coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good group of people that work there for the most part, very competitive and sales oriented. cold calling is the job pretty much

    Cons

    very long process that takes a long time to close deals, not much central management but more small team driven and competitive culture


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Challenging But Rewarding"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee Wealth Advisor in Malta, MT
    Current Employee - Trainee Wealth Advisor in Malta, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    intensive training - learn a lot in a short time. CEO is very hands on and approachable

    Cons

    hard work - working 6 days a week on occasion on top of work to do at home and reivsion


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Training in Malta"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee Wealth Advisor in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Trainee Wealth Advisor in Malta, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at deVere Group full-time

    Pros

    - Promoted a good work ethic.
    - Challenging.
    - Qualification.
    - Working abroad.

    Cons

    - Slightly disorganised towards the end.
    - Long hours.

    Advice to Management

    More CISI and technical training.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Graduate Scheme"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee Wealth Advisor in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Trainee Wealth Advisor in Malta, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Earning Potential
    - Hard work
    - Engagement from CEO
    - Pushes you to your limits

    Cons

    - Crazy work hours
    - To many people on course
    - No work life balance
    - Not enough feedback
    - Slightly unstructured

    Advice to Management

    Smaller course would enable greater feedback and more engagement with the candidates. More organisation and more openness to questions.


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Trainee Wealth Advisor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee Wealth Advisor in Malta, MT
    Current Employee - Trainee Wealth Advisor in Malta, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Immediate hands on experience
    - Excellent access to experienced personnel
    - Management team are excellent
    - Daily contact with CEO
    - Opportunity to work anywhere in the world
    - Excellent incentive scheme
    - Unparalleled earnings potential

    Cons

    - Malta training is intense
    - Training course can feel unstructured at times
    - Location isn't announced until final day
    - Occasionally question the transparency within the company

    Advice to Management

    - More structure for training course
    - More introduction to other departments
    - Increased social aspect to balance work / life balance
    - Make sure Lindsay keeps being Lindsay

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Intern Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome Team to work with

    Cons

    No cons I can think of


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Graduate Training."

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    Current Employee - Trainee Wealth Advisor in Malta, MT
    Current Employee - Trainee Wealth Advisor in Malta, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at deVere Group full-time

    Pros

    Making the transition from an Advertising background into the Financial market, was made a lot easier by the way the training had been set up by the management at deVere.

    Any questions and any issues you struggle with are easily put right with the help of one of the many more experienced team members you are always in touch with.

    Although stern at times Mark Reed makes for an excellent mentor to help guide you through the process, during your time on the graduate program. Mark is fair but always willing to listen as long as you are honest with him.

    The morning meeting held by the CEO Nigel Green, is something that really helps to get the team buzzing on those early 6:30am starts.

    Cons

    The 6:30am starts. They are by far the hardest thing about the process.

    Advice to Management

    Just allow for the CISI a little more, or suggest to read the full book before arrival in Malta.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "advisor"

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    Current Employee - Investment Advisor Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Advisor Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at deVere Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good training program for new college graduates and mba's

    Cons

    It's a very cut-throat environment with very long hours and a lot of stress to produce

    Advice to Management

    Management should have more support towards their young, new hires.

    deVere Group Response

    May 4, 2016 – Manager

    Thank you for your review, your comments have been noted and will be passed along. We wish you the best of luck in your next adventure


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