Merrill Lynch Reviews

Updated 10 Jul 2020

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3.8
72%
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Merrill Lynch President & CEO of Bank of America Brian T. Moynihan
Brian T. Moynihan
974 Ratings
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  • "Long hours and extremely demanding teams(in 107 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance is almost non-existent while you're building your business(in 74 reviews)

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  1. "Priority Client Services Senior Associate"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leopardstown
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive, Decisive, Good Team Structure

    Cons

    Training, length of time to recruit and back fill roles

  2. "Ops"

    4.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Ops 

    I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    Good career trajectory for new starters

    Cons

    Bad culture for new starters

  3. "Analyst"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance and staff

    Cons

    Poor Salary and career progression

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits, poor salary"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits Pension Flexibility Work life balance Accessibility Willingness to change/take input Inclusiveness Culture

    Cons

    Poor salary adjustment for long term associates. You really need to get another job before they will take your salary seriously.

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  5. "Good pay and adequate benefits"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and adequate benefits

    Cons

    Can be pressurised at times

  6. "Operational Analyst"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities and size, the connections you make.

    Cons

    none come to mind at the moment.

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  7. "Senior Software Engineer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch

    Pros

    Great environment and lots of talented people

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy that gets in the way of getting things done

  8. "High churn rate for a reason"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merrill Lynch for more than a year

    Pros

    It pays well, that's the only thing they do well...

    Cons

    Technology is awful and because if the high churn rate the codebases are a mess

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  9. "Assistant vice president"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance is getting better. Massive opportunities to work on every possible tech stack available.

    Cons

    Still cost cutting after years of reducing expenses. Sadly this will affect bonus and pay rise.

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  10. "Finance"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

    Pros

    Large Company. Great reputation. Merrill Lynch is dynamic. Merrill Lynch has offices worldwide and are involved in many different businesses. Plenty of opportunities for career progression and promotion.

    Cons

    Can sometimes be hard to switch careers within the company. Because it is a huge company, it can take a lot of time to get things passed.

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