E*TRADE Financial

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E*TRADE Financial Reviews

Updated 24 February 2015
Updated 24 February 2015
343 Reviews
2.9
343 Reviews
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Paul T. Idzik
74 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Etrade values work life balance and offers opportunities to advance in your career path (in 16 reviews)

  • The Series 7 and 63 training is free and useful in other jobs (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • could improve in employee work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Call center work can eventually wear on an individual (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Learned a lot.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in City of London, England
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in City of London, England

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial

    Pros

    Etrade is a very large and well respected US business!

    Cons

    Sadly, due to the recession they have no longer have a UK operation.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fair organzation when it comes to promotion

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial

    Pros

    Freedom, roll up your sleve attitude, ability to really make a change and have an impact, overall competence of senior management

    Cons

    matrix organization leading to lack of decision taking, need for a bigger and more ambitious vision for the product, lack of customer centricity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think global, act local

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, but there are challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial

    Pros

    Good pay, new leadership with a solid vision

    Cons

    Lack of head count, work load

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to have new technology, then you have to get the resources to implement it and support it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Work environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial

    Pros

    Getting experience in Financial Domain

    Cons

    Dated technology
    No collaborative work
    No WFH

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it a place where developers want to stay.

  6.  

    Good company to grow and learn about China

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I started as an Inter and it was very challenging, after a few months I was already doing reports for seniors managers and meeting directly with the clients.

    Cons

    Its a small company, therefore, there is not much room to climb up in the company's structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus your eyes on the people, because they are who really makes the company succesful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to work as a contractor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Arlington, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Arlington, VA (US)

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial

    Pros

    I thought the Arlington office was great. I met a few great people. The work environment is fast paced and a little cut throat, but you can't take it too seriously. You have to be "thick skinned" to work at ETRADE. They have a high level of expectation even for short-term staff.
    Great location near Ballston Metro and accessible parking near the mall.
    Plenty of restaurants to go to for lunch and dinner

    Cons

    No training for contract staff
    Senior Management level staff can be very cold
    Most of the consultants and non-marketing staff did not speak to you
    Work like balance is challenging for full time staff, you are expected to work long hours
    Staff is not provided with a lot of notice about layoffs or jobs transitioning to another location
    Cubicle environment, only VPs in offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training to the Contingent/Contract staff
    Better communication needed between leadership and staff
    Stop laying off quality staff people as a way to reduce expenses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA (US)

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    dynamic work environment
    big problems to solve (interesting) despite being a small company

    Cons

    poor top down management in IT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Pleasant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Service Representative in North Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Service Representative in North Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pleasant, quick advancement paid sponsorship license great schedule great peers plenty of opportunities Pleasant, quick advancement paid sponsorship license great schedule great peers plenty of opportunities

    Cons

    Pay money salary could be better. Discount pay for a discount brokerage firm Pay money salary could be better. Discount pay for a discount brokerage firm retention issue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay

  10.  

    Good work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Jersey City, NJ (US)

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly and non-competitive at the lower level. People did their work and mind their business. There has been a major change in management. At one point, one VP pretty much ran the whole operations area and he was totally out of touch with how the departments actually worked. Over the last few years, E*Trade has brought in a much better management team with professionals from some major companies. You can slowly see the changes for the better.

    Cons

    Little chance for advancement at the lower level. Salary is consistent meaning no big raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have the different departments cross train with each other and I mean really sit down and work in that area for a period of time. At one point, E*Trade made the different departments within Operations present their business during lunch. I believe it was called, Lunch & Learn. This was a complete waste of time and people attended due to pressure from management. Nobody actually listen or retain information.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    first time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial

    Pros

    learning opportunities, good manager, resources

    Cons

    poor pay, long hours, little benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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