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Updated 15 Jun 2019

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Merrill Lynch CEO Brian T. Moynihan
Brian T. Moynihan
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  1. "Great opportunities"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time

      Pros

      - Very dynamic working environment - Lots of highly qualified individuals - Agile and quick to adapt

      Cons

      - "Always on" culture might be a challenge

      Merrill Lynch2019-02-13
    • "Good experience"

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        Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst 

        I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

        Pros

        Good team building and camaraderie with analysts

        Cons

        Poor management. MD seemed like he didn't care

        Merrill Lynch2019-05-31
      • "Director"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

          Pros

          World leading franchise in equity markets

          Cons

          Political & sharp elbowed culture

          Merrill Lynch2019-05-02
        • "Competitive yet relaxed"

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          Current Employee - Vice President, Trader in London, England
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          No Opinion of CEO

          I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time for more than 8 years

          Pros

          Friendly environment, not aggressive, competitive compensation

          Cons

          Can take a lot of cracking the whip to get anything done, lethargic attitude from technology and support partners

          Advice to Management

          Cut some of the fat, make the teams smaller and leaner and fix the inverted pyramid, promote from within rather than hiring in senior talent, align incentives for all teams

          Merrill Lynch2019-02-01
        • "Meh"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Neutral Outlook
          No Opinion of CEO

          I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

          Pros

          Good place to start off

          Cons

          Work environment can be unfriendly

          Merrill Lynch2019-02-14
        • "Analyst"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Great offices, amazing culture, good focus on social issues as well as delivery

          Cons

          Talent retention for new joiners could be improved

          Merrill Lynch2019-01-23
        • "Licensed Investment Specialist"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          No Opinion of CEO

          I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

          Pros

          Extensive training Learn proprietary systems Engaging with customers on a daily basis Opportunity for over-time

          Cons

          Engaging with clients with strict adherence rules Limited upward movement Subjective con: required to hit sales targets

          Advice to Management

          Making career trajectories clearer

          Merrill Lynch2018-12-13
        • "Good Place to Work"

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          Former Employee - Vice President Investment Banking 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time for more than 5 years

          Pros

          Remuneration is good, although unclear sometimes how it is set Ability to transfer countries after working there for a few yars

          Cons

          Work life balance can be challenging in Investment Banking

          Merrill Lynch2018-11-29
        • "Exactly as they say"

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          Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in London, England
          Doesn't Recommend
          Positive Outlook
          No Opinion of CEO

          I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Great pay, smart people, exciting deals (some of the time)

          Cons

          Hours are long. Politics are strong. Those who play the game will have a significantly better life than those who just put in a good work and attitude

          Merrill Lynch2018-09-25
        • "Great place to work"

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          Current Employee - Director in London, England
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time for more than 10 years

          Pros

          Great culture, social engagement & internal mobility opportunities

          Cons

          Some of the issues that impediment an organisation of this size such as the speed of change

          Advice to Management

          Further investment in junior talent

          Merrill Lynch2018-08-01
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