E*TRADE Financial

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E*TRADE Financial Reviews

Updated 24 October, 2014
Updated 24 October, 2014
307 Reviews
2.7
307 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 10 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Excellent eye-opener

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Design in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Web Design in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The creative team is always on the know about current technology. The company has an awesome branding and style-guide to work with.

    Cons

    I could see somedays getting put-off by slow approval of proposed creative ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None really

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

    • 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

    Pros

    Good pay and introduction to the financial service industry.

    Cons

    Stagnant growth. Many individuals are in the same positions for many years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stock Broker in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Stock Broker in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and training opportunities abound along with internal promotional opportunities. Decent salary also.

    Cons

    Sometimes sales quotas are difficult to meet for certain positions. This is expected and meeting those quotas can lead to significant bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee morale is important within any company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not as cool and innovative as they seem on their commericials

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay and some perks with E*TRADE products

    Cons

    1. From the moment you start, you get a sense of how petulant and self-involved Sr Management is. Their leadership for the past several years has been a revolving door.
    2. If you expect to be properly trained, told what you responsibilities are, given a bigger picture or purpose for projects, or are looking for your manager to be interested in your growth and development, this is the wrong place for you.
    3. Your ideas/input don't matter, your manager is going to do whatever he/she thinks is best to please his/her superiors
    3. Above all, this is a fear culture. There were plenty of nice people, but they were stressed out all of the time because of their managers' demands and aggressive management style
    4. Work life balance is abysmal. In some groups you are expected to stay outside of normal working hours every day, regardless if you've finished all your work for the day simply for "appearances".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start creating a different culture from the top down. Employees are not engaged, are not treated well, and need to see a change in the attitude of their leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Low quality work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have clients for you to develop your skills with.

    Cons

    To simplistic of a business model. It is E-Trade. Recall the phrase, "You get what you pay for."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging your employees, and treat them as adults.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    E*TRADE Great Place to Work

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    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    High energy leadership team that isn't afraid to change things that need changing makes for great opportunities to make a real difference and advance in one's career. Mid-level leadership show true caring for their people.

    Cons

    The largest challenge is keeping up with the pace of work. With so much change for the better happening, the pace can be exhilarating or overwhelming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a solid plan for success in place. Do not be deterred by short-term challenges that might derail the company's transformation. Keep the faith and E*TRADE will be great again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Run OUT of there ASAP

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

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are no Pros in E*trade

    Cons

    Managers suck, they think they are Gods, most employees at E*TRADE are unhappy. Directors are rude and barely open their mouths to respond to a simple hello. you need to be part of the Click to get anywhere... if you are not a brown nose it's best for you to get the experience and leave ASAP

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are not GODS... it's too obvious that if employees don't suck up to you, they will get no where.. you have tendency of treating E*TRADE like a cotton field so please change people are employees, not slaves

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The absolute worst company to be employed!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are no pros to work for this company. The only pro would be if they would terminate several unprofessional employees that have delusions of grandeur!

    Cons

    Horrible corporate culture that allows the so-called: office manager/CEO's assistant (an ego-maniac/bi-polar) to micro-manage staff. A person that lacks the professionalism. training/knowledge to manage staff and is not polished to deal with clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should terminate employees whose behavior/conduct is inappropriate/offensive and creates the horrible corporate culture that is prevalent within this firm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great technical experience and some great coworkers but toxic environment from upper management

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

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I got some great technical experience working here. I also worked with a lot of great people in the teams I was working on. I loved my manager and co-workers.

    Cons

    The upper management from VP down to director level spends a lot of time be-belittling employees. I have witnessed upper management shouting insults at each other and their subordinates smacking their hands on tables to get attention. The environment had a lot of fear and people tended to work in silos to protect themselves. There were missed opportunities to solve some big problems because people were spending too much time and energy protecting themselves instead of working together. This was by far the most toxic work environment I have ever experienced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People tend work better when they are encouraged.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    What a company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Arlington, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Arlington, VA (US)

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    flexible work hours. Convenient place.

    Cons

    no training. the manual, someone needs to tell these people that everything is not black and white.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train directors about how to talk to employees. directors who manage 2 or 3 people think that they are gods sent . Talking to employees like we are some idiots. The arrogance of some of the managers, I wonder how these people become managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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