Based on 3,440 responses, the job of Financial Analyst has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.72 out of 5. On average, Financial Analysts are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Financial Analyst?
Pros: Exposure to the business, fast paced and client facing.
Cons: Work comes in waves as the tenders come out.
Pros: Highly intellectual boss that takes the time to train employees and work from home, financial modeling, increase of technical skills mainly in Excel.
Cons: Corporate culture, rewards not highly based on merit, not technologically advanced, savvy or current, dirty data, slow environment.
"Pay Your Dues."
No one is willing to pay their dues. Learn from the best even if it means a lower paycheck. Experience will trump education later in life. If you can work directly for a good leader it will pay dividends for you the rest of your life.
Pros: Broader knowledge, experience.
"Work More. For Less. Much Less. The Company Calls It "Fun""
Pros: Doing what I'm very good at doing (data analysis: financial modeling development), working with very good people (who are also VERY underpaid for what they do for the company)
Cons: Severely underpaid, but get to do what I love to do (for the first time in my life). Is that a "fair trade-off"?
"Overall It Is A Good Experience."
Pros: Work culture and good work life balance.
Cons: Rigidness in terms of technology changes.
"Work Life Balance Achieved."
Pros: Interesting work, laid back environment, flexible work times, good hourly pay, no stress, friendly colleagues.
Cons: My boss can sometimes be a bit ambiguous when it comes to giving me instructions. My boss can be sometimes temperamental and demands things urgently without pre-warning.