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    A fine place to work if you don't mind bureaucracy

    Former Employee - Securities Compliance Examiner in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Securities Compliance Examiner in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at SEC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stability, Work/Life Balance, Quality of Work, Regular Hours

    Cons

    Very Bureaucratic
    Internal Politics
    Quality of Management (lots of government lifers who are uninspiring and unmotivated)

SEC Interviews

Updated 25 Jul 2014
Updated 25 Jul 2014

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    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

Additional Info

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Website www.sec.gov
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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