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Merrill Lynch Reviews

Updated Oct 15, 2019

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Merrill Lynch CEO Brian T. Moynihan
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people Work is interesting Environment is welcoming

    Cons

    Sometimes it is hard to progress

    Advice to Management

    More opportunity to progress

    Merrill Lynch2019-06-28
  2. "Smart people, lack of team spirit"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Highly qualified, driven co-workers Nice office location (by St Paul's/Paternoster Sq) Good access to training/courses for junior employees

    Cons

    Lack of team feeling - everyone is busy with their own work and do not dedicate time to engage with junior team members or new hires While office location is nice, the actual office spaces often do not have windows and have old/drab furniture and equipment

    Merrill Lynch2019-07-31
  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. "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
  6. "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
  7. "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
  8. "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
  9. "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
  10. "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
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