LPL Financial Employee Reviews in United States

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hard working place
Treasury Analyst (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJuly 22, 2016
very stressful
no backup
confusing policies
very diverse
health options as gym and other sport activities, if time would be no issue.
generous benefits
department competition.
high manpower turnover
offshoring not very helpful
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Management Turnover is hign
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJune 23, 2016
Overall this is a good company that is suffering from too much turnover in leadership. Many departments lack major processes and procedures and seasoned management who can lead and guide the teams though rapid change. CEO is good and will see the company through to the next level as long as he can hold together a solid team of executives who can assist him in taking the company to the next level.
Pros
State of the art buildings. Great work space.
Cons
Subject Matter Experts are in short supply.
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Unprincipled Leadership
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJune 19, 2016
Highly corrupt leadership. Those leaders who were fired, laid off or terminated from other companies seek refuge here. Corruption stinks high in this company. Needs a thorough overhaul. Unethical leadership.
Pros
You will get a Job provided you know someone inside
Cons
Corrupt Leadership
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Think Hard Before Working There
VP (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCMay 26, 2016
Company is in constant state of change -- change for change not change for improvement. Company doesn't walk the talk to their employees beneath the EVP or at least SVP level or to most of their advisors. Read up on the stock buy-back program and read between the lines. Look at who has left the company and where they went or are going.
Pros
There are good effective/productive people there who still believe in what the company WAS.
Cons
The executive management no longer appear principled or ethical.
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A good place to work
Senior Reconciliation Specialist (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCMay 25, 2016
LPL was a good place to work.

unlimited overtime

i liked my co workers

working with an offshore team was difficult

make your own work schedule as long as you worked 40 hours
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Casual work environment
Personal Assistant (Former Employee) –  Manhattan, ILMay 21, 2016
A typical day at work consisted of managing clients portfolios whether it be calculating required minimum distributions or building her client database. While working for LPL Financial I learned how to calculate RMDs, communication skills, and organizational skills. The office only consisted of my boss and I.
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LPL Financial
Senior Developer - Productivity Solutions (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMay 19, 2016
LPL provides opportunities for it's developers to learn and update their skills.

They provide 16 hours of Volunteer time off for each employee and have a committee of 10-12 employees that, on their own time, organize events with LPL's charity partners.
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Independent financial planning firm with upside potential
Branch Manager/Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Bradenton, FLMay 17, 2016
Worked at LPL for 6 years running my own practice the culture at LPL was fantastic and they were always there to help if needed. I would highly recommend them to an aspiring successful broker
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Thoughts from an Integration Manager
Onboarding Consultant (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCMay 16, 2016
LPL was a serviceable company. They seem to take their cues from competitors in the space rather than innovate. The culture was good and my coworkers were always the highlight of my day. Management was focused on bottom lines which is understandable considering they are publicly traded but it was a little disappointing nonetheless.
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Talented people, good benefits
Senior Developer (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCMay 5, 2016
Upper management keeps changing direction and keeping the workforce in half dysfunctional state. There are many technologies used so it's good if you want to get exposure to everything under the sun. Most of those technologies are underutilized.

Work/Life balance can be erratic but it improved a little bit. Sometimes you may get killed with a load of work and other times they will go into a "freeze" mode and not let you do anything useful.
Pros
Pay and benefits, exposure to many technologies, good people
Cons
Frequent illogical change of direction in technology and strategy, frequent company restructuring
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LPL Financial is a professional institution that gives their clients may different products to choose from in the investment arena.
Jr. Financial Advisor (Current Employee) –  New YorkApril 27, 2016
I have learned a lot at LPL Financial. LPL is a superior Wall Street force that offers their clients a lot of choices, excellent representatives in the industry to service them and decent commissions with which to work with. Overall, LPL Financial is one of the brighter firms on the street.
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Wealth Manager
Senior Vice President Investments, Wealth Manager (Current Employee) –  St. Louis, MOApril 27, 2016
Independently employed clearing through LPL. Financial advisor and Wealth Manager handling clients retirement assets and daily investments.
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Employee (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAApril 26, 2016
Worker beware. Leadership is questionable and no job security. Always making changes and difficult to understand the direction of the firm.
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Department roulette.
CASH MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (Current Employee) –  CHARLOTTE, NCApril 25, 2016
Good company depending on what Department you land in. GRC Department, great one to be, Operations, not so much. Changes from heaven to earth quick.
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Productive, fast paced friendly environment
Compliance Specialist (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAApril 18, 2016
We are pretty much always short staffed so its always very busy. I've had the opportunity to learn several tasks in Registration and become cross trained. I have been at LPL for over 10 years and I love the company but there is not much room for growth with the hiring freeze and recent layoffs.
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Decent place to work to expand your skills; however, job security for manager level and higher seems to be scarce at best.
Supervisory Principal (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTApril 15, 2016
Decent place to work to expand your skills; however, job security for manager level and higher seems to be scarce at best.
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Solid Company
Compliance Manager (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCApril 13, 2016
worked there almost 10 years. enjoyed it. Management is flexible and work/life balance is pretty good for the financial field.
Pros
ability to work from home
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Hardworking and Challenging Environment w/ Good People
Senior Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAApril 6, 2016
Challenging environment due to technology debt but a lot of good people working together to solve these problems. A company going through growing pains. If you have patience then you can wait for the fruits of the labor.
Pros
Lunch on site, great facilities
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Unreliable
Branch Examiner (Former Employee) –  La Jolla, CAMarch 31, 2016
Not very much help from management. As a remote employee it was hard to get answers. All of the scheduling and exams fell on to you.
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Productive workplace
Financial Planning Assistant (Current Employee) –  Vienna, VAMarch 25, 2016
My manager is awesome. I learned a lot of new things since I started working here. Every day, my first must- to-do job is to check voice mail, check daily trade confirmations, and check daily Hot list tasks report.
My coworkers are very responsible.We always try to finish the tasks on time and never left the unfinished works to others.
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Overall rating

3.8
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