Merrill Lynch Reviews

Updated Feb 28, 2021

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Merrill Lynch President & CEO of Bank of America Brian T. Moynihan
Brian T. Moynihan
1,151 Ratings
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  • "Strenuous, long hours, very difficult(in 111 reviews)

  • "Just wasn't personally interested in working as a financial advisor(in 81 reviews)

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  1. "great company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Debt Capital Markets Analyst 

    I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    amazing company and an industry leader

    Cons

    none experienced while working at Merrill

  2. "Great place to work overall"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Merrill Lynch part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work overall

    Cons

    More can be done place to work overall


  3. "Software engineer"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    Nice friendly environment and good work life balance

    Cons

    not too much opportunities to be promoted

  4. "Nice work experience"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    Professional environment and great learning experience

    Cons

    job is demanding and some times stress full

  5. "software engineer"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    Job role is very well divided, and hard to learn skills outside

  6. "Large Company"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    Some bright people as coworkers

    Cons

    Big place, hard to meet people and connect

  7. "Great people, interesting work. Management needs more transparency, especially when it comes to pay for performance."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Big company small Canadian footprint, can get exposure to many lines of businesses. Opportunity to move around or up, but only to a certain level to be honest then it kind of plateaus

    Cons

    Management. Ugh. Always saying one excuse or another to manage our expectations. They do little to retain talent and it’s extremely frustrating because otherwise great workplace...

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  8. "Analyst"

    4.0
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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merrill Lynch

    Pros

    Intellectually rewarding, good partners, global reach, high profile, professional.

    Cons

    Compensation, opportunities for promotion do not come frequently.

  9. "Client Associate"

    4.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Merrill Lynch

    Pros

    Great culture, good training , good pay , good benefits, lots of room to grow

    Cons

    harder for women to move up

  10. "Associate"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent people and good culture

    Cons

    Difficult to progress or get promoted

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