E*TRADE Financial Reviews

Updated 16 April, 2015
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  1. I truly enjoy working at ETRADE.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Good leads. Good management. CEO has done a wonderful job. Good work/life balance. Great benefits. Health insurance is great! Great people. Great experience. Great clients to work with. All in all, I really enjoy working with ETRADE.

    Cons

    100% 401K match would be better than 50%. That's nitpicking though.

  2. Etrade provides an online broking platform for both wholesale advisor groups as well as retail investors

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Banking Administrator in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Banking Administrator in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good collaboration within teams

    Higher pay than competitors

    Foster learning and RG146 development

    Cons

    Management have a heirachy structure,

    Hard to move between teams with out both managers approvals.

    Advice to Management

    Allow staff to cross train and have more secondments

  3. Investment Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial

    Pros

    unlimited leads, fairly compensated, salary

    Cons

    not a lot of upward mobility, high turnover

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to the associates in the branches

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  5. Helpful (2)

    somebody kill me please

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at E*TRADE Financial

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

    Pros

    They pay you on time.
    They pay for your security license as well.
    Sigmund is the best trainer in the world.

    Cons

    very exhausting atmosphere...treated like machines rather than people once you get on the floor.

    Advice to Management

    Hire Joel Osteen as ceo...maybe it'll be nicer around there.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Financial Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great branch, big espp and stock plan leads, pipeline big and robust

    Cons

    small base pay, book outflows can hurt and kill your quarter, managed money solutions below competition

  7. Project Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to manage work life balance, which is generally difficult in Bay area companies. Freedom to express your view and implement the same.
    Top management keen to work with ground level employees

    Cons

    Management change has caused some anxiety among the employees. But off late that is settling down. I suppose it should change for good.

  8. Senior Manger

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Work was interesting

    Cons

    Work has no future. No training

  9. Helpful (2)

    Not what you would expect

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very intelligent upper and middle management. E*trade has done a solid job of bringing on board top talent from other firms. They are also striving to be competitive and transform the company. Everyone at home-office level cares deeply for the success of the company.

    Cons

    Unless you are in the tech or software side of the business, working at Etrade is more like working at a top-tier bank but with less pay, more frustration over lack of resources, and less opportunities.
    -Very long hours, little flexibility.
    - Pushing managers to give low reviews to employees. Promotions are almost impossible to secure in some teams. Structure set up for very low morale and will likely result in frustrated employees seeking opportunities elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Improve work-life balance, encourage more flexibility such remote work in HQ and home-offices; encourage positive peer and managerial feedback, as opposed to the opposite; restructure advancement process and ensure that all teams are given the opportunity to promote equally. Getting E*Trade to the next level does not require sacrificing employee happiness in the process.

  10. Etrade experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Java Consultant in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Contractor - Java Consultant in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I have been working at E*TRADE Financial as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I had very friendly co-workers and managers. The work environment is really good and will surely recommend this company to my friends.

    Cons

    Nothing much. It is a wonderful company to work with.

  11. Compliance Ananlyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, and they listen to your input.

    Cons

    Job was tedious and repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved in your departments training.

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