Merrill Lynch Reviews

Updated 4 Jun 2020

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3.7
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Merrill Lynch President & CEO of Bank of America Brian T. Moynihan
Brian T. Moynihan
962 Ratings
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  • "Long hours and extremely demanding teams(in 104 reviews)

  • "Do not pursue a career in wealth management if you are looking for work/life balance(in 73 reviews)

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  1. "Interesting when new technology is deployed"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Market Data Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Given responsibility to deliver new technology.

    Cons

    Once the new tech is deployed, need to wait for the next refresh cycle for more interesting work

    Merrill Lynch2020-01-14
  2. "Terrible tech management, lots of red tape"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Tech Lead in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some smart people on the business side. Easy

    Cons

    Terribly hierarchical, very little autonomy, terrible senior tech manangement. Difficult to get things done, amount of red tape and archaic processes is worse than I have seen elsewhere. All the decisions are made in the USA, little autonomy in London.

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    Merrill Lynch2020-05-20
  3. "analyst"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Operations in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to work - nice people

    Cons

    can work long hours sometimes

    Merrill Lynch2020-04-27
  4. "Standard Banking Job"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in London, England

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

    Pros

    Decent renumeration and nice grad program

    Cons

    standard banking, boring presentations, opportunities for exit not what they once were

    Merrill Lynch2020-05-06
  5. "excellent staff"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    very valuable for new joiners

    Cons

    extrmely good for new joiners

    Merrill Lynch2020-04-20
  6. "Great Company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Market leading benefits, good career pathways, passionate colleagues, good graduate program.

    Cons

    Limited flexible working options.

    Merrill Lynch2020-03-15
  7. "Yes"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England

    I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary is very good in comparison

    Cons

    People Are total plumsters this is a fact

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    Merrill Lynch2020-03-23
  8. "Director experience"

    5.0
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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 8 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to move career into different teams

    Cons

    Larger organization so important to know how to navigate the broader organization.

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    Merrill Lynch2019-10-30
  9. "Smart people, lack of team spirit"

    3.0
    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
  10. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    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

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    Merrill Lynch2019-06-28
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