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Very Difficult
Financial Advisor (Current Employee), Alpharetta, GADecember 22, 2014
Pros: free lunch when vendors come in. they pay for childcare
The PMD program is very challenging, and almost impossible for someone that is starting out in the industry.Performance hurdles are very difficult to achieve and there isn't any guidance from management or coaches. Most management and senior advisors preach an antiquated business model, and continuously tell you to cold call at least 200-300 people – more... per day, which is near impossible in todays world. – less
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Helping customers solve retirement issues.
Registered Equities Specialist (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FLDecember 15, 2014
Pros: networking, structure
Cons: on the phone all day
The job was very structured. You answer phone calls all day and problem solve customer issues surrounding stock transactions, plan information, and website issues.
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best boss
Client Associate (Former Employee), Sacramento, CADecember 11, 2014
The CFP I worked for was the best boss I've had the pleasure of working for.
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Great place to work
Client Associate (CA) (Current Employee), Mount Laurel, NJDecember 10, 2014
Pros: benefits
Cons: opportunities
Merrill Lynch is a wonderful company to work for and start a career.
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Learning experience, Internship
Internship (Former Employee), White Plains, NYDecember 9, 2014
I had a phenomenal experience interning at the Global Wealth Management of Merrill Lynch. Learned a lot about investments and the management team was amazing.
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Typical Financial services company
Priority One Service Center Specialist (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FLDecember 8, 2014
Pros: benefits and healthcare available
Cons: bank of america owns merrill lynch, sometimes meddles too much
Great training when you start, ample opportunity to excel and perform at your job at a high level. Things did change though when Bank of America took over Merrill Lynch.
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Great company, fun enviroment. Friday games.
GWIM Senior Operations Representative (Current Employee), Jacksonville, FLDecember 7, 2014
Pros: free lunches, games on friday.
Learned finance and communication skills.
Great co-workers.
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Be your own boss with a corporate business card.
Financial Adviser Assistant (Former Employee), Norfolk, VADecember 6, 2014
Pros: flexible hours, good pay
Cons: hard sales, bad management, and no help
Financial Advising is incredible for those who can be productive without supervision. You work your own hours and you don't have to be strapped to your desk at the office, but the bulk of your earnings come from commissions, which for some, is stressful. The attrition rate is high, but those that are successful are greatly rewarded and are filled with – more... intrepreneurial spirit. – less
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What a lousy experience
Financial Advisor (Former Employee), North CarolinaDecember 2, 2014
Merrill was a great company prior to the Bank of America. After that it went downhill at an incredible pace. Brokers and bankers don't mix.
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Shift Mechanic (Former Employee), Hopewell, NJDecember 1, 2014
Pros: met life long friends
Cons: rotating swing shift
The best part about working at Merrill Lynch was providing service to the employee's. Never a day went by when I did not enjoy their interactions. My co-worker were the best I had the pleasure to work beside. I still keep in contact with them today. Being that I was working a rotating swing shift. My responsibilities would change according to shifts. – more... On day shift I would mostly do employee complaints, Including plumbing, HVAC. Evenings, and midnight shifts I preform Preventive Maintenance, and employee complaints. I met a lot of nice people there. That was to hardest part of the layoff. – less
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PMD program is miserable. You have to be on a team.
Financial Advisor (Former Employee), ChicagoNovember 23, 2014
Pros: great name
Cons: difficult place to make it
Merrill Lynch is a great place as long as its the right situation. You need be hired on a team to have any success.
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Financial Advisor - Global Wealth Management (Current Employee), San Francisco, CANovember 22, 2014
Providing investment advisory services to wealth management and private banking customers at Bank of America . Suggested new products and taught fundamentals of investing as well as how to trade options and incorporate hedging strategies for new and existing clients. Options, Equity, Mutual Funds and Bond trading

•Formulated and implemented specific – more... cash flow and tax-efficient income strategies to fulfill client’s financial goals. Managed and analyzed client portfolios based upon individual risk tolerance and market conditions – less
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Good company
Registered Client Associate (Former Employee), New York, NYNovember 6, 2014
Good company to work for. Tough upward mobility in wealth management. Trainee hurdles were tough to meet.
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Great place to work
Mortgage Servicing Specialist I (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PANovember 4, 2014
Pros: co-workers
Fast paced environment, wiring funds and maintaining customer accounts. Worked with a lot of great people; that became amazing friends. Management had some issues, but was good/fair for the most part. It was the perfect job for me & I loved the people I worked with.
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Great Company
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), New York, NYOctober 31, 2014
Good management, nice work vibe. Enjoyed working at ML.. until market crashed.
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Excellent client support
Wealth Management Advisor (Former Employee), Houston, TXOctober 30, 2014
Learned excellence in customer service and client development. Utilized the resources of the firm to address financial planning and wealth creation goals for individual and corporate clients.
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It's okay.
Financial Analyst (Current Employee), Concord, CAOctober 30, 2014
Pros: good company
Cons: management is hit and miss
Company is good to work for. For the most part, employees are very professional. Management is hit and miss.
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Registered Phone Representative (Former Employee), flOctober 28, 2014
Pros: opportunity to achieve licenses
Cons: 1 year before 401k, monotonous day, no initiative or ability to manage own work load required. information regurgitation.
- answering calls 100% of day
- opportunity to achieve series 7 licence, and 63 and 66.
- little contact with RBCC management, however team managements and leaders daily contact
- generally pleasant co-workers
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Business Development Manager (Former Employee), Scottsdale, AZOctober 28, 2014
• Bank of America/Merrill Lynch – Best conversion ratio in entire history as Business Development Manager at Equity Methods. Grew client base to 20+ Fortune 100 companies and 300+ publicly traded clients through persistent marketing and sales efforts.
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Productive and focus work environment
Financial Advisory Intern (Former Employee), San Francisco, CAOctober 23, 2014
Competitive but extremely fun to work with. The jobs are hard but rewarding.

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