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On average, employees at David Lerner Associates give their company a 2.2 rating out of 5.0 - which is 53% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest David Lerner Associates employees are Investment Counselors submitting an average rating of 2.3.

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2.2
Average Rating
(based on 4 David Lerner Associates Review Ratings)
Company Culture
1.8
Growth Opportunities
1.5
People You Work With
2.4
Person You Work For
2.2
Rewards You Receive
2.0
Support You Get
1.7
Way You Work
2.9
Work Setting
2.9
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Investment Counselor
in Princeton, NJ

"Hands off approach to managing you gives you a false sense of security."

What do you like about working at David Lerner Associates?

"Autonomy to do what you feel you need to do to succeed."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I read what a prior Reviewer wrote. 100000000% do your prior DUE DILIGENCE!!! Ask those questions that you are afraid to ask or don't want to ask for fear of not getting the job.... you'd rather NOT get the job then proceed and be bound to terms.."

What don't you like about working at David Lerner Associates?

"Some key people wayyyyy outperform others, however, there is no sharing of information to benefit colleagues, it is sink or swim!!"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Share your tools and walk the walk, don't just talk. Field oversight at least initially would help immensely with training. Not being involved in a Class Action while a new employee is trying to earn a paycheck would also help."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Investment Advisor
in Boca Raton, FL

"I did not enjoy working for this company"

What do you like about working at David Lerner Associates?

"I did not like working at this company. I found the corporate culture undesireable"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be thorough in your due diligence of the company and its management"

What don't you like about working at David Lerner Associates?

"The corporate culture and growth opportunities were not very impressive"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management should be better trained and versed in investment advisory"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

2.2
David Lerner Associates (10)

4.6 Highest Rated in this Industry is 411 Locals (6)
2.7 Lowest Rated in this Industry is PSCU Financial Services (8)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (4,425)
Investment Counselor
in Syosset, NY
Person You Work For 3.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.3 / 5 Work Setting 4.6 / 5
Support You Get 3.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3.8 / 5 Way You Work 4.7 / 5
Investment Counselor
Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 2.1 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 1.1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.1 / 5
Company Culture 1.4 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5

Average David Lerner Associates Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $1
2012 $2
2013 $1
Legal Secretary
in Westfield, NJ

"Great place to work."

What do you like about working at David Lerner Associates?

"Everyone was willing to help and there were no ego problems among the secretarial staff."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If the opportunity comes up, grab it with both hands."

What don't you like about working at David Lerner Associates?

"The upper management liked to micro-manage which would take too long for things to get done."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"You hire intelligent people, you have to learn to trust them."

Financial Advisor

"Extremely hard to build career there."

What do you like about working at David Lerner Associates?

"Name brand"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Must be willing to give up your personal and social life."

What don't you like about working at David Lerner Associates?

"Very little help by management, plus over-micro management."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Dont be so cheap!"

Investment Counselor
in Princeton, NJ

"Truthful"

What do you like about working at David Lerner Associates?

"Good stepping stone, nice co-workers"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Only if you need the money, and don't mind selling your soul."

What don't you like about working at David Lerner Associates?

"Bad management called everyone losers."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Teach more, be more positive."

Investment Counselor
in Princeton, NJ

"Horrible place to work"

What do you like about working at David Lerner Associates?

"Management was easy to dupe because they were so stupid."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Don't do it! They lie and give you no help, play favorites and can fire you for no reason."

What don't you like about working at David Lerner Associates?

"Incompetance."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Quit and go back to Starbucks."

Investment Counselor
in White Plains, NY

"hughe turnover"

What do you like about working at David Lerner Associates?

"Some freedom, professional atmosphere"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"don't show up"

What don't you like about working at David Lerner Associates?

"Turnstile attitude"

Investment Counselor

"The company operates as a trap for the unsuspecting."

What don't you like about working at David Lerner Associates?

"Even though I met every production goal, did everything I was asked to, made great personal sacrifices of my time at the cost of family life, I was dismissed without explanation- which happens to most employees once they've rounded up enough assets for the brokers with family connections to take them over. The career mistake of my life."

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