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great place to learn the industry
PLATINUM RELATIONSHIP MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Alpharetta, GAOctober 17, 2017
Extremely busy call center environment. They do have branches, but difficult to get a position in them. Publicly traded. Decent benefits and pay. Great leadership.
Pros
Great learning environment, good growth potential
Cons
long hours and can be extremely busy at times.
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Never really enjoyed the environment
Financial Services Representative (Former Employee) –  Sandy, UTOctober 13, 2017
I never got comfortable with the expectations for the job because the initial and ongoing training were inadequate to the important nature of the work.
Pros
Potential for advancement
Cons
Training was lacking
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Worth it...
Director, Regulatory Affairs (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 6, 2017
Lots of good reasons to work here. Great people, good environment. Easy to get to by public transportation. Lots of good quality years spent here. Hard to move on but sometimes you just have to...
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good place to start career
Financial Consultant (Current Employee) –  UtahOctober 6, 2017
good place to start a career. no cold calling, good client base to work. company has good growth potential overall and does a lot marketing so there is lead flow
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vibrant culture
Reporting and Analysis Intern (Former Employee) –  Jersey City, NJOctober 3, 2017
Everyone is very friendly.
Fast upward mobility if you have the drive to get there. Most are just happy punching the clock and taking their paycheck so it's easy to fly by your competitors if you want. Great environment for starting in the industry and getting a grasp on the markets.Off hour shifts can be a problem for some. More bonus and stock opportunities would be nice. Office is pretty outdated and some new desks/chairs would be a great addition. Also an office in buckhead or midtown would be great since most of the staff is younger and live in these areas.
Pros
Free food
Cons
Hard to network
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Productive
Oracle / SQL Server DBA (Current Employee) –  Alpharetta, GASeptember 30, 2017
Great company to work for , a typical day at work is very unpredictable with a lot of fun learning,
Managers are great working with as well as co-worker
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Company positioned for growth
Director, Business Process Engineering (Current Employee) –  Jersey City, NJSeptember 23, 2017
E*TRADE is good company to work for with plenty of opportunities to learn and deliver. The firm is growing through acquisitions and new product introductions.
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Laid off
Operations Specialist (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCSeptember 22, 2017
Recession hit and I was laid off. I planned to retire at E*Trade. It did not happen since they closed the doors of the facility in Charlotte. I was unable to relocate due to family obligations.
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Room for Improvement
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Jersey City, NJSeptember 21, 2017
Leadership has great ideas, but lacks the focus to follow through. The company can benefit by promoting diversity in leadership. Employee experience and growth opportunity vary based on department, no clear standards.
Pros
The size allows for easy access to leadership
Cons
Limited educational opportunities
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only good if you are related or friends with a high up manager
Sr. Financial Service Representative, E (Former Employee) –  Alpharetta, GASeptember 20, 2017
Why do a good job? It will get you nothing but a higher paycheck. Due to a constant revolving door, you may be worked to death. Yes they will buy you lunch but you need to work thru it and chew in a customers ear.
Pros
benefits
Cons
Management is not trained to manage/mentor people.
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Bad experience
Operations Analyst (Former Employee) –  Alpharetta, GASeptember 9, 2017
Bad experience, no room for advancement, bad management, knew of no one who enjoyed their job there.
Culture is very negative, typical day at work is "do more than yesterday," no thanks for a job well done.
People who were terrible got promoted, people who were awesome got stuck in the same job.
Cannot recommend.
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Fun work place
Sr. FSR- Active Trader (Current Employee) –  Alpharetta, GAAugust 28, 2017
E*TRADE Financial is a great company to work for. E*TRADE provides employees with the benefits required to perform the job tasks effectively and efficiently, while providing the motivational support to boost employee moral.
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Nice place to work.
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Jersey City, NJAugust 22, 2017
A typical day consisted of answering 150 calls in bound and up selling there savings account to there clients base.
I learned a lot more about the stock market and common stock.
it was a new office so management was not as Knowledgeable and consistently changing. Very diversified work atmosphere. the hardest part of the job was for me was the lack of knowledge in management.
the best part of the job was working with the clients on the phone.
Pros
Great People
Cons
Lack of Knowledge on the management part due to the high turn over
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Etrade
Operations Analyst (Current Employee) –  Jersey City, NJAugust 17, 2017
It's a decent place to work; as with any company there will be people you do and do not get along with. Most everyone is professional and willing to help you along your career path.
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Good
JavaScript Developer (Current Employee) –  Menlo Park, CAAugust 11, 2017
The Company is conducting cutting edge work which will stretch the intellect of all those involved. Lots of though provoking work with tight deadlines and demanding clients
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Terrible Management
Financial Services Representative (Former Employee) –  Alpharetta, GAAugust 8, 2017
The management at the Alpharetta location fostered an incredibly hostile workplace. They will micro manage your every move and blow little things out of proportion. Don't get sick or they will punish you for it. I can't get into the specifics, over personally identifiable information, but let's just say that my parents wanted to sue them after I quit. Just couldn't handle the bs anymore. I would say it is a good place to get your 7 and 63 licenses and then bounce, as I did.
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Productive
Associate Financial Consultant (Former Employee) –  Draper, UTAugust 8, 2017
A typical day at work involved 35-50 inbound calls regarding a wide variety of financial questions.

I learned a lot about the stock market, and the financial industry.

Management was for the most part there for you and always willing to help you do your job.

The workplace culture was good as they gave reasons to enjoy ,eals and treats. The company treated their employees well.

The hardest part of the job was the knowledge base (their database for information) was not very intutive.

The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to work with clients all over the country with their financial questions.
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Sell Managed Money...or Else
Financial Consultant (Former Employee) –  USAAugust 8, 2017
The focus on the company, and you, is managed money. Sell it or else you will not be there for long. Multiple changes in compensation structure make you unsure of how you will be paid. Commission and Production reports are impossible to decipher to determine if you are getting paid for what business you do write. Hard to sell managed money when their robo product is being pushed at 1/3 the price.
Pros
Benefits, Base Salary
Cons
What have you done for me lately mentality
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Engaging Workplace with great co-workers
Operations Analyst (Former Employee) –  Jersey City, NJJuly 30, 2017
E-trade financial was an awesome experience that provided me with a great opportunity to get my foot in the door at a large corporation. Great environment and co-workers that made the job enjoyable and productive.
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Excellent workplace enviorment
Analysy (Former Employee) –  Jersey City, NJJuly 25, 2017
Great place for team building. The management really cares for it's staff. Plenty of room for advancement. A place where you can take your talents to the next level.
Pros
Management really cares for people!
Cons
None
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