Who works at a large firm and likes it?
This question is for those of us who work at large wirehouses.
If you like working at your firm, why?
I love working at Smith Barney, I think the main reason is the support I get from my Manager as well as the enthusiasm of the Branch Manager. I get treated as a business owner and have never been micro-managed.
I’ve worked for two large firms and have enjoyed both…by and large I think I’ve been left alone to develop my own business. Sure there are annoyances associated working in a large organization, but in general I have come and gone as I pleased and done business the way I want. I’ve only been in the business for 5 years, but this idea that advisors at large firms have someone standing over them all day seems ridiculous. I also like knowing that when I say I’m based at SB, ML, MS, etc., I don’t have to explain who that is or what we do (yes, Put had a point there).