Manager, Accounting (Current Employee) – El Segundo, CA – May 11, 2017
I have been at Cetera for nearly four years now and finally have an offer to leave. I can say with certainty that working for Cetera has been by far the worst career decision I have ever made.
If you are looking for a one-stop guarantee to tarnish your resume and stall your career, then look no further.
Cetera's corporate strategy must be to navigate the financial services world like a clueless child, directionless and making misstep after misstep. They don't learn from the past.
Working in the accounting department has been interesting to say the least. We went without a controller for over a year and had a part time CAO (who was great when he was around). Some of the responsibilities then fell on the Finance head . The management from finance is absolutely atrocious. They spend months and months on projects always promising accounting that they are going to solve technological issues but in the end they have to run spreadsheets until 2am during every night during close. It's a joke from the outside and a nightmare from the inside.
If Cetera calls, run the other way.
Decent benefits and above average PTO
Log Hours, Incompetent senior and executive management, dead end