Very Good Place to Learn Investments and Gain Experience
Analyst (Former Employee) – Oaks, PA – November 12, 2016
This is a very good place to gain experience working in the investments industry, and can lead to either a career within the company or outside of the company, many opportunities depending on your career outlook. There are company happy hours throughout the year, and some teams even have team happy hours and holiday dinners. Definitely a great place to start or intern for anyone who wants a career in business or accounting.
My advice to management would be the following...Increase the salary to better compete in the industry, and try to provide more monetary benefits such as bonuses for stressful crunch times. Also ensure that when someone is promoted with an increase in the pay scale, that they will also receive their annual pay increase based on performance, this will boost morale for work ethic. When filling supervisory roles ensure that candidates have work experience and knowledge in that specific industry in which they are pursuing, this will lessen the burn-out of analysts who have to do all of the work and handle supervisory responsibilities at the same time. Finally, while in this industry part of the job is catering to client needs, there needs to be a clear line between serving a client's needs and serving as a client's whipping post. There has to be a point where there is push-back towards any client exhibiting borderline-abusive behavior.
Knowledge/work experience, company courses, college course reimbursement, team members (depending), open work environment, benefits, and more!
Stressful at times, high turnover, pay is below the industry average, and some are hired for supervisory roles who don't have experience in the industry.