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    Great learning experience...no pay

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I worked at SEC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Nice people
    -Decent hours (Standard 9-5)
    -They really try to give interns projects that utilize the interns skills efficiently
    -Lots of exposure to different parts of the organization through talks
    -Conveniently located

    Cons

    -Office is drab (what do you expect its the government?)
    -They really should pay interns even if its only a small amount. It is hard to work hard for nothing and they will attract better candidates. (pay for full time is actually much better than people think. Look on usajobs. For the hours they work some make more than wall street guys. This is a huge stereotype that is somewhat inncorrect.)
    -There is a lack of ambition (just do what they have been doing)

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SEC Interviews

Updated 25 Jul 2014
Updated 25 Jul 2014

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Interview Details

    Asked basic questions - most important was why public service/SEC and do you want public service long term. Other than that it was all standard stuff and nothing even noteworthy.

    Interview Questions
    • N/A - it was all pretty straightforward and there was nothing technical or "hard" - they gave me the option of a phone interview, so I guess that shows they're really just interested in 1 or 2 main questions.   Answer Question
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SEC Awards and Accolades

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Best Places To Work in the Federal Government (Large), Partnership for Public Service, 2009

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Website www.sec.gov
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1934
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue ₹50 to ₹100 billion (INR) per year
Competitors Unknown

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is one part law enforcer, protecting investors from securities fraud and enforcing securities laws; one part doctor, promoting healthy capital markets and contributing to America's economic well-being; and one part rule maker, maintaining fair, orderly, and efficient markets. The agency regulates the sale of securities as well as the people and organizations involved in selling them. It also ensures the disclosure of financial information of public companies via its online EDGAR database and is involved in personal investor... More

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