Financial Consultant Job Reviews

Women who are Financial Consultants have an overall job satisfaction level of 3.5, 50% of them believe there is gender equality in their firms, and make an average salary range of $50k-$80k.

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Fidelity Investments

Financial Consultant, Sales

January 1970

A certain amount of stubbornness in ones intention to persist and gain enough to ground to thrive is needed when encountering old school attitudes to women on the part of branch managers. Women do succeed and thrive here and they are advancing. However there are definitely still fewer of us in better paying roles which have more opportunity for advancement. This does seem to be improving.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $50k-$100k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5
  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    The employer is working on changing the culture but it takes time at the branch management level where branch managers have in some cases been fast to claim flexibility for themselves but slow to allow others to do the same - when more senior managers have been trying to explain policies on conference calls more junior managers at the branch level have talked over them in a rush to explain how these policies aren't being explained accurately.

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Fidelity is working hard to ensure diversity in the workplace at senior levels - understandably it is a process to implement this in a system where a lot of lower level managers are men who grew up in a chauvinistic culture. Women have left the job who have been badgered by their boss for leaving work on time to pick up children from daycare. As change is being implemented, it’s important to be willing to hang in there and hold ground to help make that happen.

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Changemaker

Charles Schwab

Financial Consultant, Branch

January 1970

There are multiple fantastic benefits of working here (health plans, 401k match, very ethical), but currently there ability to integrate work and family is fairly limited.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit facetime)

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. I am in sales and have the same compensation structure as my male colleagues. My challenge is finding flexibility to be a parent. If you don't require flexibility then there are many wonderful reasons to work at Schwab. If you need or anticipate needing flexibility the you should discuss those needs during the hiring process.

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