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E*TRADE Financial Reviews

Updated 25 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Distasteful working environment

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits are very reasonable

    Cons

    Worst manager you can ever wish for! Lot of sneakiness and passing accountability together with not being truthful.

    Very late nights and long weekends together with a very obnoxious boss who calls your home at all hours including weekends and gives out abuse. Even if your wife answers, no respect is shown!

  2. Where is E*TRADE headed in the future?

    • 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 full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with very high quality and very talented people. Culture is changing to be more professional. Office location is very convenient to public transportation.

    Cons

    Management is in the process of changing the culture to a more professional environment. However, one of the victims of this change has been the dress code. They have eliminated wearing jeans on Fridays.

  3. Helpful (1)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, new leadership with a solid vision

    Cons

    Lack of head count, work load

    Advice to Management

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

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  5. Helpful (1)

    A company for last employment before you retire? Maybe

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

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Still using old technology such as Perl, so less demand on your skill upgrades
    - Slow to adopt new technology for in house development, so less demand on your skill upgrades
    - You are mostly not measured by your technical competence, so less demand on your skill upgrades

    Cons

    - Still using old technology such as Perl
    - Slow to adopt new technology for in house development
    - You are mostly not measured by your technical competence
    - WFH, work hours etc very much dependent on your report manager
    - Too many regulatory restrictions both federally and cooperationally

    Advice to Management

    Have an IT strategy or Have some transparency with your IT strategy

  6. 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 Management

    Make it a place where developers want to stay.

  7. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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

  8. 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

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

    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 Management

    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

  9. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    poor top down management in IT

  10. Helpful (1)

    Bad leadership team

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

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you get lucky you get exposure to good projects

    Cons

    bureaucratic teams. No career growth.

  11. Pleasant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 Management

    Increase pay

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