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large company with small comany feel
Compliance Analyst (Former Employee) –  El Segundo, CAJuly 12, 2017
remotely located (MN) manager, but working for her was great. came down to our area regularly to make sure things were running smoothly. They had a great structure and company was run well, except for one instance.
Pros
professionally run
Cons
commute was too long
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Ce-Terrible
Manager, Accounting (Current Employee) –  El Segundo, CAMay 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.
Pros
Decent benefits and above average PTO
Cons
Log Hours, Incompetent senior and executive management, dead end
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great working environment
coordinator (Former Employee) –  Des MoinesMay 9, 2017
Great working environment and great team work. I would definitely refer to anybody. I learned a lot and had great experience. Good relationship with supervisor
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Dead end straight ahead
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  West Des Moines, IAJanuary 25, 2017
The company as a whole was very poorly ran, their leadership skills were a joke and furthermore management was unaware of anything that was going on around them. The departments were all cliques, and everyone was fake. Worst job I ever had from a value standpoint. I would not recommend working for this particular location. Very little room for advancement. This is the most honest and accurate review you will read.
Pros
Jeans, you could ignore co-workers who annoyed you
Cons
Management was very under qualified, no advancement, dont value employees
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Decent work placw
Developer (Former Employee) –  El Segundo, CAJanuary 14, 2017
Decent work place. Still using a lot of old technology. Friendly people.Very good location. Close to lot of restaurants
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Good work culture
Billing Administrator (Current Employee) –  El Segundo, CASeptember 27, 2015
The department I worked had a very chill work culture. No one really questioned if you came in late or left early (within reason) so long as you get your work done. Allowed to wear jeans and polos to work if you want. Casual Fridays.

The company occasionally rewards employees with semi-annual parties, but overall does not do enough to "lift" employees up and make them feel valued. Yearly bonus and stipend is pretty small.

Best part of the job is definitely the people. I worked with a fantastic team, many of whom I can call friends.
Pros
Casual, not getting yelled at, easy-going
Cons
Few incentives, tedious systems, mediocre management
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Fast Pace and Little Reward
Registration Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Saint Cloud, MNApril 17, 2015
Certain departments are very cliquey. The amount of work per person for the pay just isn't worth the stress for little reward. Some of the field reps were awesome to work with and for but internally a lot of restructuring needs to happen.
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Very productive workplace
Dept Supervisor Insurance and FINRA Registrations (Former Employee) –  El Segundo, CAOctober 16, 2014
A typical day is spent overseeing employees and their job duties. Talking to representatives and or their office supervisors ensuring they have all requirements and were in compliance to do insurance and or securities business in the state for their clients. It was a very fast paced and involving workplace which required specific attention to detail.
Pros
Flexible work schedule at times.
Cons
Long hours, but you stayed busy.
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Nice people to work with
Compliance Data Analyst (Current Employee) –  El Segundo, CAJune 11, 2014
Great place but depends on your job duties. Otherwise very cordial people.
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Productive and serious work place
Technical Analysis Intern (Former Employee) –  El Segundo, CADecember 24, 2013
Good environment, with financial background.
Productive but serious work place.
Great co-workers.
Helpful management.
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Good environment
NET Developer (Current Employee) –  Saint Cloud, MNJune 16, 2013
good working environment along with team.Lot of fahe companycilities are provided to employ by t
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