Merrill Lynch Reviews

Updated 6 May 2021

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Merrill Lynch President & CEO of Bank of America Brian T. Moynihan
Brian T. Moynihan
1,206 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. "application manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Manager in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    have lot of benefits like employment welfare schemes, good worklife balance

    Cons

    long hours at work and difference shifts

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  2. "System Engineer"

    4.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    everything is good good good good!

    Cons

    No cons No cons No cons


  3. "goo"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    good culture, good ambience, very flexible timings

    Cons

    more managers, no youngsters, and more BA's.

  4. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    politics is bad, work is slow

  5. "MNC with a good brand"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture and team structure

    Cons

    Little laid back employees and look at it as retirement company

  6. "Associate"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent platform, higher than average salary

    Cons

    high pressure job with politics

  7. "One of the most professional firms I've worked with."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Associate Consultant in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merrill Lynch

    Pros

    It is a great brand, one of the most famous and successful investment banks in the world. Even after the credit crunch things will be okay. Salary is great and Work-Life balance in India was good.

    Cons

    Subjective evaluations were a big part of appraisal process. A lot of time you'd see everyone else getting good increments but you as the very best stuck with an average. The goals are not laid out properly, and any effort to prioritize is in vain as the senior managers have the final word. There are very few opportunities to lead.

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  8. "the best part of my career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Chennai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    professional competitive environment, colleagues- both senior advisors and the service team, very rarely do you find an organization, where the compliance is able to balance between being a hinderance to business and not0comprising on ethics set by the organization. Merrill Lynch also had the best Boss under whom I have worked so far

    Cons

    job uncertainty was a big concern during recession and sudden lay offs caused a major hinderance to doing business for almost 3-6 months during 2009. also Mumbai Centric focus on businss by top management was a concern

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  9. "nice place to work with"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible office timing + Working from home option

    Cons

    some of the new policies are really bad like you can't carry cam phone inside the premises + new policy which is being introduce on bonus only to AVP and above which has got applied from 2012 which is one of the main reason for employe to leave this company

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  10. "good leadership team"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Mumbai
    Recommends

    I worked at Merrill Lynch

    Pros

    good leadership team encouraging techno-managerial presense promoting studies & external certifications

    Cons

    non-existance entity, now its part of BofA

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