Hiring Selectivity at Smith Barney

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Jul 7, 2005 1:08 pm

I'm curious to know how selective Smith Barney is in its hiring practices.  Very selective? Cattle call?  Warm bodies?

Jul 7, 2005 1:33 pm
datongdave:

I'm curious to know how selective Smith Barney is in
its hiring practices.  Very selective? Cattle call?  Warm
bodies?





Are you asking because you have virtually no qualification and hope to
squeeze by--or are you remarkably well qualified and wouldn't want to
work somewhere that wasn't highly selective?

Jul 7, 2005 2:06 pm

My background:


Have worked for a Major Life Insurance company launching their joint venture companies throughout Southeast Asia and China.  I was responsible for establishing relationships with members of each various governments as well designing and managing regional customer service and business conservation initiatives.


Jul 7, 2005 2:38 pm

Not to be sarcastic, but with those credentials you should have a decent idea that Smith Barney is one of the premier wirehouses in the biz and that they are very selective in who they choose to hire....

Jul 7, 2005 3:07 pm

That may be true, but my background before entering the financial services business was international development, not securities.  Though I worked for a major player, my access was very limited to their international business.

Jul 7, 2005 8:42 pm

Smith Barney tries too hard to be selective. I have had many experiences with their brokers and when I interviewed there, I was very turned off. 


Try Merrill Lynch, top quality people, top quality resources.

Jul 7, 2005 9:12 pm

 SB must be selective.... after all, they "work hard to earn it...."