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Dec 27, 2006 9:08 pm

which firm has the BEST training to learn the industry?

Merrill, UBS, Citi, MS, etc..?

which one's training is the best and a great company to start with?

thanks.

Dec 27, 2006 9:27 pm

I am in Smith Barney's training program and I have been pleased.  They take a lot of time with their trainees and they give you the impression that they really want each person to succeed. 


I also had a job offer from Merrill and their program seemed as extensive as SB.  The one advantage SB has is you can build your business any way you want - whereas a Merrill, its got to be the Merrill way.

Dec 28, 2006 1:04 am
youyoume:

which firm has the BEST training to learn the industry?

Merrill, UBS, Citi, MS, etc..?

which one's training is the best and a great company to start with?

thanks.



look up and to the right.  it's called a "search button".  it can be your friend, and ours as well......

Dec 28, 2006 1:25 am

I take it you're still working on an offer?

Dec 28, 2006 1:26 am
Indyone:

I take it you're still working on an offer?



Yep that's right, and I'll get it out to you soon....just be patient.....



Dec 28, 2006 2:28 am

...no no no...meant for YYM...

Dec 28, 2006 7:30 am

None of them.  All of them.  It depends on the support and ongoing training that you'll get in your branch.

Dec 28, 2006 8:28 am

It has a lot to do with the BM.  I really like Merrill's program, but I am a little biased.

Dec 28, 2006 8:38 am

anonymous is 100% correct.  Firms don't provide 'training', they provide a period of licensing and product education.  They also take time to infuse their corporate culture (koolaid).  It's not like a good ol' union job where you follow someone out to the job site to learn how to pound nails.  There are people who will make it in this business no matter what; there are people who will fail in this business no matter what.  However, for everyone else - success is heavily dependent on a good mentor, or branch manager.


Don't pick a firm with a good training program - pick a branch with a great branch manager.  Also make sure that you work half days (it doesn't matter which 12 hours of the day that may be).


Always an apprentice!