E*Trade Financial

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productive but uneasy
Junior Loan Processor (Former Employee) –  huntington beach, caMarch 24, 2015
the job was fun and paid well, but the company has the habit of hiring temporary employees with the promise of full time work, only to let them go a few days before they would be made permanent. other than that the atmosphere was pleasant if tense and the customers were generally nice.
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great place they want you to move up the ladder
Associate Financial Services Representative (Former Employee) –  Sandy, UTMarch 16, 2015
They want people to move up the ladder. Good management that are looking to help there workers. If you can pass the FINRA tests you can do vary well there.
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ETRADE is what you make of it
Lead Analyst (Current Employee) –  Jersey City, NJFebruary 17, 2015
Depending on the department ETRADE can eithe be a great place to work or not so great place to work.

A lot of upper managment promotions, yet lower leve postions it takes years to get out of.
Pros
location- fun things to do close by
Cons
long hours/ bad work life balance- work from home only for certain people
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Corporate Services Financial Consultant (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORFebruary 13, 2015
E*TRADE Financial and E*TRADE Securities offer great product lineup with no proprietary funds which gives you the ability to offer some of the best mutual funds the industry has to offer.
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One of the most enjoyable company to work with.
Senior Financial Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAFebruary 5, 2015
Meetings with management. Wrote reports for management. Participated in training, coaching, and evaluating of employees. Supervised a team in the Call Center and Fulfillment department.
Pros
great people to work with.
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Call center with lots of hours on the phone
Financial Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTJanuary 26, 2015
The typical day is answering call after call dealing with customers who are having trading problems.

Great place to learn about investing, trading and financial markets.

Co-workers were great to mingle with when possible.

Hardest part of the job managing financially/technically illiterate customers.

Best part of job is being part of the market and watching the swoons of trading.
Pros
free financial software (e*trade pro) with discounted trades
Cons
taking call after call after call...
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Not Your Traditional Brokerage Company
Financial Services Representative (Former Employee) –  Alpharetta, GAJanuary 21, 2015
This is the scary part of corporate America. Two 15 minute breaks, and one 30 minute lunch. The value provided to clients far exceeds the return from this company. Would rather earn necessary credentials for upper management instead.
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Company has survived and heading in the right direction.
Operations Analyst - Principal Review (Current Employee) –  Jersey City, NJJanuary 19, 2015
The firm went through a rough patch from 2007-2010, several management changes and current team seem to have us on the right path. Management is excited and positivity has returned.
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Inexperienced and unqualified management
Presentation Specialist Consultant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 17, 2015
After a week in this temp to perm position I asked my agent to end my assignment as soon as the initial project was complete. This was about 3 more weeks. The next person in this position lasted 2 weeks. The workers try hard but the inexperienced and unqualified management and poor equipment make the work impossible.
In the time I was there, there was a constant stream or workers coming and going.
Pros
i wasn't there long enough to find any
Cons
poor management, poor equipment, high turnover
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Unknowledgable , complacent managers
Options Specialist (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 14, 2015
Etrade was a job. The desk was a fun place to work, but stressful . The tools provided were not user friendly. "It was the Etrade way " per the manager. The manager was unknowledgable. If I asked a question, I did not get an answer, I was asked 3 or. 4 questions and never received the answer I was seeking. Despite many positive letters from customers and employees ; the manager never had a positive thing to say. Human resources does not help or protect from bully managers. I had 4 different review process 's in 5 years. When it came to bonus the manager had most of the input . Hopefully your on his goodside.
Pros
helping people
Cons
middle managers . no advancement . low pay .
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Good place to work
Senior International Stock Trader (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILDecember 22, 2014
Etrade was a good place to work. We were not part of the main company and were kind of the outcasts as the trading operations of Etrade but we were well compensated and supported pretty well. There was a lot of turnover in senior management which made it harder to figure out how to get things done but overall no complaints. They ended up selling our division in 2014.
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Financial Call Center
Financial Services Representative (Former Employee) –  Sandy, UTDecember 8, 2014
Life at eTrade is much like any call center -- stats driven, production oriented. Employees are broken into teams and shifts, which are allocated based on one's call stats -- the better you are at handle times, the more you are able to provide "Client Engagement" leads to the firms asset managers, the better your stats, and thus your shift. Stats are measured weekly, and failure to make "goal" can result in discipline.

That said, the company offers very competitive benefits, although taking vacations around holidays and during tax season (Jan-April) is very difficult. The company attempts to make the job interesting, and feedback is plentiful.
Pros
healthcare, discounted trading, promotion opportunities
Cons
call center mentality for employee valuation
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Interesting projects, culture subdued
Senior Functional Analyst; Product Development (Current Employee) –  Menlo Park, CANovember 21, 2014
The work here is interesting but my experience is that the culture is a bit dull. In Menlo Park it's quite and very 9-5pm or later.
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Boiler room feel with low pay and no advancement
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Cupertino, CANovember 19, 2014
I'm not going to say much about the company. My views and outlook didn't align with the company's so I decided to leave. The leadership's focus was on their wallets and not taking care of their employees.
Cons
everything
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Etrade
RISK MITIGATION OPERATIONS ANALYST (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAOctober 14, 2014
Great place to work. Wonderful environment, forward thinking team.

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Friendly work environment
Fixed Income Representative (Current Employee) –  Jersey City, NJSeptember 8, 2014
My responsibilities are to not only coach and develop the Financial Consultants at the branches but also provide fixed income advice to their clients. It’s a unique role because you are engaging both financial professionals as well as high valued clients on a daily basis.
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Decent Company
Retirement Specialist (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCAugust 14, 2014
Overall a good company. I'm many years removed now and can say it almost had the vibe of a startup. Pay was lacking but they did provide the opportunity to get licensed/credentialed.
Pros
employee get togethers sponsored by the company, nice work environment
Cons
managers lacking necessary skill and knowledge
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Underpaid staff
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAAugust 8, 2014
This company basically relied on contractors to get the work done. It was a low cost operator and couldn't afford many full time staff. It did give great perks to top heavy employees.
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Typical Brokerage
Operations (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 3, 2014
Great place to learn brokerage and trading
Internal advancement not important
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Operations Specialist (Former Employee) –  Jersey City, NJJuly 16, 2014
Ensured that all procedures for sorting and delivering mail was complete, Recorded all discrepancies for checks received by mail, Scanned all incoming mail and filed in database.
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