Took me a while to drum up the nerve to post this. I have been in the Merrill Lynch PMD program for a few months(was licensed before I came over). Don't think the company and culture are a good fit for me. The PMD coaches seem pre-occupied with their own production, and it seems like they don't really care. They just go through the motions. The company seems to foster an elitist rich kid culture, which I absolutely abhor since I come from a blue collar roll up your sleeves background. Those kids are either on established teams or are working for a senior advisor who is carrying them while they act as glorified Client Associates. But to top it off, no one told me that $250 K is the minimum account balance while I went through the interview process. That would've been a deal breaker for me, as I turned down another opportunity before accepting ML's offer.
I'm thinking of an exit strategy and don't want to burn bridges....nor have them come after me for the training costs(Yes, I did sign that acknowledgment form before I came aboard.). If I leave, I will not pursue a job in the industry. Like I mentioned before, I had my Series 7, 66, and life & health insurance licenses before I came aboard.
Any advice? I saw a similar thread but thought my post would get lost in it, so I started a new topic.