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368 Financial Advisor Reviews

Financial Advisors give their job an average rating of 3.7 out of 5.0. The Financial Advisors happiest with their jobs are employed by Presbyterian Hospital with an average rating of 5.0 while the Financial Advisors least happy with their jobs work for GLP & Associates with an average rating of 1.5.

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Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual
in Memphis, TN

"Ability to make good money and really help people meet their goals. I also love the freedom and flexibility. I do not like underwriting. They can make things very difficult."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley
in Oakland, CA

"You determine how much money you want to make."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Financial Advisor at JPMorgan
in Petaluma, CA

"I love the opportunity to help people with their financial future. The Customized Financial Analysis tool is fantastic. The skills and employees in the branch are terrific. The payout is low."

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

Financial Advisor Career Rating Comparison

3.7
All Financial Advisors
5.0 Highest Rated Financial Advisors is at Presbyterian Hospital (1)
1.5 Lowest Rated Financial Advisors is at GLP & Associates (8)
Financial Advisor at Colorado Technical University
in Schaumburg, IL

"I love helping students to find a way to pay for education. The knowledge of loans and grants and how it applies to tuition excited me."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Financial Advisor at Waddell & Reed Financial
in Brea, CA

"You get to do great things for people. To help them start planning for the future. To see things fall into place. It is tremendously rewarding. On the other hand, the really tough side of it is how the industry is really all about feeding those who are in a good spot already. The turnout in the industry is tremendous. I saw over 20 people come and go just like that."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Financial Advisor at Waddell & Reed Financial
in Sherman Oaks, CA

"I get to help people with complex problems that they face every day. I am able to find easy solutions to everyday problems and change peoples' financial well being and happiness."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Financial Advisor at Thomson Reuters
in Bangall, NY

"Here work culture is quite good."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Financial Advisor at University of Phoenix
in Phoenix, AZ
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Financial Advisor at American Intercontinental University
in Schaumburg, IL

"I love what I do and I like the people I work with but it do not consider it my passion in life."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Financial Advisor at JPMorgan
in Northridge, OH

"When you are left alone to do your job right, it is very nice to help people with their investments and see them grow."

Person You Work For 2.7 / 5 People You Work With 2.7 / 5 Work Setting 2.7 / 5
Support You Get 2.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.7 / 5
Company Culture 2.7 / 5 Way You Work 2.7 / 5
Financial Advisor at Ameriprise Financial
in Madison, WI

"I love helping people reach their financial goals. I dislike some of the hours, but that comes with any job."

Person You Work For 3.7 / 5 People You Work With 3.7 / 5 Work Setting 3.7 / 5
Support You Get 3.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.7 / 5
Company Culture 3.7 / 5 Way You Work 3.7 / 5
Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley
in Pearl River, NY

"During my time the merger between Morgan Stanley and Smith Barney often came with complications on an operational direction. What I loved about the firm was giving each associate the opportunity to freely build your path, take advantage of leveraging a mentor-ship with Senior Executives, and hold utmost accountability in performance and work ethic."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Financial Advisor at Reinvent Me Foundation
in Richmond, VA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"I used the tools/theories I learned in class in a business setting."

What do you like about working at Reinvent Me Foundation?

"The ability to express my ideas and point of view without the fear"

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

"Be honest and forthcoming about prior experiences. Be on time"

What don't you like about working at Reinvent Me Foundation?

"The lack of funding to move the company's strategic plan forward."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management should be willing to take a certain amount of risk to obtain success."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual
in Denver, CO

What do you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"I like the autonomy of my culture. I love the location and the view. I love our people, they are very supportive."

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

"Be prepared to work hard if you are going to be a rep. It is equally challenging and rewarding."

What don't you like about working at Northwestern Mutual?

"It is very lonely at time to be a financial advisor. You are running your own business and a bad month can really take it's toll on you."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would be more hands on. I would be here more often."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Financial Advisor at Variable Annuity Life Insurance Co.
in Peoria, AZ

What do you like about working at Variable Annuity Life Insurance Co.?

"Working on college campuses and never running out of prospects"

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

"The overhead is low and so is the pay scale in proportion."

What don't you like about working at Variable Annuity Life Insurance Co.?

"commissions were reduced, many products are not commission paid, difficult to make an average living. Main thrust is rollovers and very specific types. poor commissions on life insurance sales."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be accessible to financial advisors. Increase the commissions or create a job with salary for doing service work that has no sales commission to compensate for time devoted to service work."

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