Pros: better pay if you got in before the purge
Cons: advancement by who you know/brown nose than what you know
Management is a joke. The only way to advance is brown nose your way up the ladder. How else can you explain promoting someone that tried to investigate weekend trading activity (note - nobody trades on weekends)? Also, when you ask management what are the standards for promotion they said "you don't need to know that" (actual event!!!). NEVER correct a manager when they are wrong even if they are 150% wrong on the subject unless you want to be branded as having a bad attidude (a worker corrected the boss when he tried to give wrong advice to other workers). Now, they hire new people, pay them very little, and then work them into the ground until they leave...and hire a newer, lower paid person. If given the chance to work in the Chicago office (merged with FINRA) RUN AWAY!!!!!