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National Securities Reviews

Updated 9 March 2019
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Pros
  • "Great work environment; management that takes a real interest in you being successful, infinite income potential if you work hard" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Potential to make a lot after you achieve series 7" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "This review is specific to the office near Wall Street, but based on other reviews here it may be company wide" (in 3 reviews)

  • "cut throat, cheap over regulated" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Operations"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations

    I have been working at National Securities full-time

    Pros

    Work ing with good people

    Cons

    Bad office decorum standards
    Corporate support is bad


  2. "Investment Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Securities full-time

    Pros

    Great management from top to bottom, team environment,

    Cons

    No current cons at this time.

  3. "Top heavy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Securities full-time

    Pros

    Reimbursement if you get licensed

    Cons

    Office politics
    Low salaries
    No advancement


  4. "Find another broker-dealer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Securities full-time

    Pros

    If you work hard you can make money and grow here.

    Cons

    Horrible management, inconsistent rules, and inappropriate workplace environment (experienced it and witnessed it). Management is top heavy and tends to favorite a few brokers. If you aren't bringing big money, management will screw you over (hold checks, not allocate you investments slots etc,..)

    Advice to Management

    People will notice when you favor certain individuals and that creates hostility and tension in the office. Treat everyone equally and fairly and know that it is your job to understand the rules. Make it clear and consistent.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Investment Specialist"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Specialist in Iselin, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Investment Specialist in Iselin, NJ (US)

    I have been working at National Securities full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Depending on which location you are working, the brokers around you may be great mentors. However this is not the case at all locations. The income potential is unlimited.

    Cons

    The hours are awful. I personally have no problems working all day but there's no doubt that the hours are terrible. They recommend you stay from 8AM-8PM. I myself am here on a consistent basis from 7:30AM-9PM and sometimes till 11PM, so this is not a lazy person writing this review telling you the hours suck. You don't know the timeline of when you will start to make money, so all of those hours you are putting in makes you question if its really worth it. Supposedly it's worth the wait, but you better be very well mentally prepared because 90% of people don't make it.

    Advice to Management

    Have a better training program and teach your senior specialists have to care about the younger guys.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Wealth Management Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wealth Management Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Wealth Management Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Securities part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back office environment, get to do some research which is interesting

    Cons

    They do not pay the interns, a lot of cold calling, management can be ignorant of how much they ask of people they do not pay.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the interns, they do not have a lot of free time and asking them to do independent work for a job that doesn't pay them is unreasonable


  7. "registered rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    you are your own boss

    Cons

    cut throat , dying strategies

  8. "Vp"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL (US)
    Recommends

    I worked at National Securities full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Payout is good, have ibanking department

    Cons

    Same as most brokerage firm

    Advice to Management

    Hihihihi


  9. "Financial Advisor Apprentice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Securities full-time

    Pros

    Great for independent contractors and product.

    Cons

    Too big for brokers without a book.

    Advice to Management

    Help your employees market more.


  10. "Wouldn't recommend it..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at National Securities full-time

    Pros

    Not micromanaged, decent pay, kind of... but not in comparison to scale of work done.

    Cons

    No support. Lots of extra assignments but OT is restricted.