SEC Reviews

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67 Reviews
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SEC Chairman Mary L. Schapiro
Mary L. Schapiro
30 Ratings

    The SEC does great work keeping our investments safe and our banking industry working for the people.

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    Current Employee - Law Clerk in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Law Clerk in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at SEC as a contractor (more than 3 years)


    Working at the SEC is a very rewarding job. The training is cutting edge like in the area of e-discovery. The office culture is team work and sharing of information in a manner that is consistent with each department working and sharing info together.


    The cases and tasks associated with these cases can be very tedious and time consuming. Your work is subject to court intervention in the form of stays, some times evidence you need can be very difficult to obtain from companies under investigation and it almost always require that you be vigilant and steadfast.

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    Management should always make sure the staff has access to the latest technology and software available to keep up with the fast pace and forever changing laws associated with the securities industry.

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SEC Interviews

Updated 3 Nov 2014
Updated 3 Nov 2014

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Interview Details

    Asked basic questions - most important was why public service/SEC and do you want public service long term. Other than that it was all standard stuff and nothing even noteworthy.

    Interview Questions
    • N/A - it was all pretty straightforward and there was nothing technical or "hard" - they gave me the option of a phone interview, so I guess that shows they're really just interested in 1 or 2 main questions.   Answer Question
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SEC Awards and Accolades

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Best Places To Work in the Federal Government (Large), Partnership for Public Service, 2009

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Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1934
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue £500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors Unknown

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is one part law enforcer, protecting investors from securities fraud and enforcing securities laws; one part doctor, promoting healthy capital markets and contributing to America's economic well-being; and one part rule maker, maintaining fair, orderly, and efficient markets. The agency regulates the sale of securities as well as the people and organizations involved in selling them. It also ensures the disclosure of financial information of public companies via its online EDGAR database and is involved in personal investor... More

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