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SEC Chairman Mary L. Schapiro
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    Undergraduate Business Honors Program

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Miami, FL (US)

    I worked at SEC as an intern for less than a year


    You will learn ALOT. The internship coordinators organize weekly schedules outlining the which cases you will be working on and whom you will be working with. I worked with the accounting personnel and enforcement personnel. Some of assignments include: bank statement spreadsheets, document translation, and MD&A disclosure analysis. You are encouraged to attend a variety of seminars and familiarize yourself with tools such as the Bloomberg Terminal. All the employees were also extremely helpful and friendly.


    Although it was a great experience, I would never want to work there. I feel like growth here is not necessarily based on performance but tenure instead.

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Updated Jul 25, 2014
Updated Jul 25, 2014

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    Management and Program Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at SEC in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was not a traditional face to face interview. Of course it is the federal government and I had applied for this job in November, 2012. I didn't get called until February, 2013. The hiring manager called me and said she recevied over a 1,000 applications and didn't have time to interview everyone. She said I had the skills she was seeking and asked for references. There were no questions about my background, why I wanted to work at the SEC or anything. Seeing that I had just went through 5 year periodic investigation at my previous employer; it was a breeze coming on board at the SEC.

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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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