A diverse envornment moving from waterfall to SCRUM methods.
IT Manager (Former Employee) – Shawnee Mission, KS – August 28, 2018
I hired on to Lead programming teams. Began with two development teams and finished with multiple programming teams and QA teams. Managed off shore teams onsite and off site. Obtained experience with process of moving 440 applications off the mainframe to distributed. Supported movement to Software as a Service (SaaS).
Working as a janitor meant I cleaned the office during non-office hours on the weekend.
Janitor (Former Employee) – Pullman, WA – August 23, 2018
Waddell & Reed was a great place to work as a janitor for a first job to have just a bit of extra spending money in high school. I was able to have a flexible weekend schedule and my boss was very kind and generous.
ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Germantown, TN – August 12, 2018
I was paid great. The job wasn't hard. I was only working for the summer and really enjoyed the workplace and environment. I've never had a problem with anything over there. The employers were friendly.
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) – Wisconsin – August 1, 2018
The massive changes over the last three years have destroyed the advisor network. Over half of the advisors have left with their books of business in the last 18 months. The good people are trapped supporting a vision they do not believe in. Toxic at all management levels. Very sad to see the demise of a once ethical and honest firm.
Senior Regional Sales Specialist (Current Employee) – Overland Park, KS – May 30, 2018
There has been a lot of manager turnover at W&R as they move from an old business model to a more competivie structure. The benefits are fine and about par for the industry. The workplace is outdated, but that is expected given the outflows. The efforts to update the companies competitiveness will hopefully set them up for success moving forward.
Systems Engineer (Former Employee) – Mission, KS – May 29, 2018
Not a place I've ever go back to, mgmt was a mess, no direction, and un-realistic expectations. It's a cube farm with a lot of disgruntled people. Process and procedures were not clear, and no help getting things done. A lot of legacy apps with knowledge that left with previous employees.
Specialist (Current Employee) – Overland Park, KS – May 17, 2018
Loved this company when I started but so many changes that haven't created the company performance improvements promised. They're spending money on manager training (good), but not focusing on the day to day things managers need to know (employee relations, leave situations, etc.)
this broker dealer is fairly easy to work with, but they lack in resources for an advisor, could be ideal for an advisor that is established and can afford to provide most of their own resources and tools
BOSS Associate Processor (Current Employee) – Shawnee Mission, KS – April 25, 2018
Typical day consists of dealing with other people's judgement on how you process accounts. Training is a huge challenge and this environment is not quite as professional as it should be. Learn a lot but all of it was somewhat scattered. Training consisted of working on live accounts which is risky.
Financial Advisor (Current Employee) – Lincoln, NE – April 14, 2018
Working as a financial advisor is a challenging industry. There is a lot of competition and pay is strictly commission based. It is difficult to build a business from scratch. It is a good industry to work if you are able to purchase or acquire a book of business.
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – April 12, 2018
Selling financial plans was a frustrating and time consuming part of the job duties of a financial advisor at W&R. I was good at developing financial plans for my clients-unfortunately I didn't obtain a large enough quantity of new clients to achieve the company goal for second year advisors-so I resigned.
liked building financial plans for clients but hated selling
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) – Ontario, CA – April 11, 2018
The company has good people during the time I was there. However, one of the reason I left is because there has been substantial changes in the company infrastructure. As far as Financial Industry goes it is not a bad place, people do value integrity, and are friendly, which is plus. However as a company to start your financial career it could be difficult, then again the industry itself is difficult for beginner.