E*TRADE Financial

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E*TRADE Financial Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
293 Reviews

2.8
293 Reviews
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Paul T. Idzik
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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 8 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Learned a lot.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desktop Support  in  City of London, England
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in City of London, England

    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

    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.  

    After 7 years, 5 titles and 3 relocations

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, great benefits

    Cons

    Lack of direction, uncompetitive salary, few perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some thinkers, not just workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Financial Service Representative

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    Former Employee - Financial Service Representative  in  Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Service Representative in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    Pros

    Pay and training is good.

    Cons

    Overly micro-managed environment. Not for people who like to work independently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease up on micro managing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Paid Training, Good benefits which start on day of hire, Lower pay, Micromanaged.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative  in  Sandy, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Sandy, UT (US)

    Pros

    As an entry level FSR (financial services rep.) you will learn and gain exposure to almost everything within the brokerage banking system. If you like overtime especially in the tax season it will be available. Excellent support and training.

    Cons

    You will be on the phone all the time, I'm not saying this is a con but there is no time for chit chat as there is almost always calls in the que. You will be micromanaged down to the minute including call time, breaks, lunch and almost everything you do. Again not necessarily a con just the way it is. If you are punctual and don't mind working for 8 hrs a day then you will do fine and will gain a lot of knowledge and experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Company living in the past

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people here are nice.

    Cons

    Very little diversity.
    Do not care about the comfort of their employees. (2 microwaves and 2 fridges for the entire bottom floor.
    Cramped spaces to work in. Some even share a desk.
    No communication between groups.
    Pay is not up to par for being in the Silicon Valley.
    Outsource way to much which causes even more communication problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more and include more benefits in order to make coming to work more enjoyable. If you want us to work long hours at least make it comfortable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smaller company
    Good clients for the most part
    Uncapped comp plan for sales

    Cons

    Very little career progression
    Small fish in a big pond

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to come up with a better career advancement plan

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of New Life

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - User Experience in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Exciting and challenging projects underway to modernize the company. Leadership is supportive of ambition and knows they should think big.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are a lack of processes and also a lack of speed in modernization efforts. As a result, some change feels slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up on following through.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Getting better and making changes for the better.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Getting better and making changes for the better.

    Cons

    Was once the leader in the business but now it's a follower.

  11.  

    • Proactively contact clients to determine the best method of allocating assets across multiple markets in order to achi

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Sales Consultant  in  Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Sales Consultant in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    Pros

    The ability to assist client with meeting their goals,. My strength has always been in sales, and this environment allows me to utilize my extensive experience to perform under limited management supervision

    Cons

    I have been in the securities industry for 27 years, and the overall atmosphere has changed tremendously from one of trust and long standing relationship, to one of distrust and skepticism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to repair the image of the ind

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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