I have jumped through the hoops @ WFA, had 3 interviews taken the pre test exam( passed) and now we are getting down the real negotiations. What is really going on behind the fluff talk they are giving me. What can I expect as an offer in the form of salary, bonus, deferred comp etc.
Background: Was an FA for 6 years until my bank was shut by the FDIC so I have some experience but will need to retake my securities exams since they have lapsed. No marks on my U4 but I want a real inside picture of the truth. What is the non compete like? Who owns the clients, can you sell your clients when you are ready to retire? Can you form teams? What don't you like about WFA? Are they making you push credit cards, mortgages etc
Anything else you want to add would help me get an idea of what I am getting into would be greatly appreciated. If I had the funds to go straight indie I would but that is not an option right now. BTW, I am in Houston Tx.