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On average, employees at Waddell & Reed Financial give their company a 3.5 rating out of 5.0 - which is 11% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Waddell & Reed Financial employees are Financial Advisors submitting an average rating of 3.4.

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3.5
Average Rating
(based on 11 Waddell & Reed Financial Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.3
Growth Opportunities
3.1
People You Work With
4.1
Person You Work For
4.1
Rewards You Receive
3.1
Support You Get
3.3
Way You Work
3.4
Work Setting
3.4
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Waddell & Reed Financial Employee

"I've been with Waddell & Reed for about a year now. Their comprehensive planning model serves clients first and not the advisor's pocketbook. Advisors help clients reach their financial goals, not push products. Management cares about clients and advisor success, and the culture of learning and development is unparalleled to any other company. Very selective with team and protective of culture. Good solid ethics and values from Midwestern based firm. This is what financial advice should look like."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Waddell & Reed Financial Employee

"I've been at Waddell & Reed for 18 months as a contractor primarily working on their mainframe retirement effort. I have also been working on the design and implementation of their Business Intelligence and Big Data solution. Though W&R is an established community there appears to be a lack of stability in management approach. The people are good to work with, but the constant change in priorities, along with the starting and stopping of major initiatives half completed can be frustrating."

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

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.5
Waddell & Reed Financial (21)

4.6 Highest Rated in this Industry is 411 Locals (6)
2.2 Lowest Rated in this Industry is David Lerner Associates (11)
3.8 Average of All Companies in this Industry (5,290)
Financial Advisor

"Like any company, there are some great things and not so great things about it. As a company. I think Waddell and Reed is fine. But over time, management has made some changes on the corporate level, that don't really help the newer advisers. Especially if you are new to the industry. It really depends on the field leadership that you have in your office, they will make all the difference."

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

"Like it and am constantly looking for new opportunities."

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
Senior Systems Analyst

"Respected by peers, stifled by atmosphere and management."

Person You Work For 4.5 / 5 People You Work With 4.5 / 5 Work Setting 2.1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.3 / 5
Company Culture 1.6 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Financial Advisor
Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3.4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.2 / 5
Company Culture 3.4 / 5 Way You Work 3.2 / 5
Intern
Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2.9 / 5
Financial Advisor
Person You Work For 3.5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3.5 / 5
Support You Get 3.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.1 / 5
Company Culture 3.4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Financial Intern

"For the specific type of individual financial advising can be a great fit."

Person You Work For 4.2 / 5 People You Work With 2.5 / 5 Work Setting 1.8 / 5
Support You Get 1.2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.1 / 5
Company Culture 1.7 / 5 Way You Work 1.2 / 5
LAN Specialist
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.5 / 5
Company Culture 4.5 / 5 Way You Work 4.3 / 5
Finance Intern
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4.4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Financial Advisor

"I am an older advisor who has tried to do just about everything that they have to offer"

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

"Do your homework and figure out what is going to be the best fit for you."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Adapt to the new ways of doing buisness, there is a great need to be more flexable."

Financial Advisor

"Should have went to another firm"

What do you like about working at Waddell & Reed Financial?

"I love investments and financial planning"

What don't you like about working at Waddell & Reed Financial?

"Not much support"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"better training"

Financial Advisor

"Solid company with great history"

What do you like about working at Waddell & Reed Financial?

"Meeting lots of new people on a daily basis"

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

"Just be yourself"

What don't you like about working at Waddell & Reed Financial?

"Having to sell"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"More guidance"

Assistant to the Financial Planner

"Better experience than UBS"

What do you like about working at Waddell & Reed Financial?

"I learned a lot from my experience at Waddell and Reed"

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

"Be ready to work!"

What don't you like about working at Waddell & Reed Financial?

"I didn't get to stay longer, because I graduated and moved on to Sun Microsystems"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Continue helping your young employees grow"

Waddell & Reed Financial Reviews FAQs

Is Waddell & Reed Financial a good company to work for?

Waddell & Reed Financial has an overall rating of 3.5 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 11 Waddell & Reed Financial Review Ratings left anonymously by Waddell & Reed Financial employees, which is 10% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 91% of employees would recommend working at Waddell & Reed Financial.

Does Waddell & Reed Financial pay their employees well?

Waddell & Reed Financial employees earn $41,000 annually on average, or $20 per hour, which is 38% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 4 Waddell & Reed Financial employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Waddell & Reed Financial Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working a Waddell & Reed Financial?

91% of employees would recommend working at Waddell & Reed Financial with the overall rating of 3.5 out of 5. Employees also rated Waddell & Reed Financial 3.3 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.1 for Rewards You Receive, 3.1 for Growth Opportunities and 3.3 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at Waddell & Reed Financial?

According to our data, the highest paying job at Waddell & Reed Financial is a Business Analysis Consultant at $162,000 annually. Browse Waddell & Reed Financial Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at Waddell & Reed Financial?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at Waddell & Reed Financial is a Summer Intern at $18,000 annually. Browse Waddell & Reed Financial Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at Waddell & Reed Financial?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Waddell & Reed Financial to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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