first week on this board....Ok, so I was just layed off from a sales position with a large pharmaceutical co. I am an MBA with a previous life in finance after college. I have contacted ML and interviewed with the Branch Mgr. I also contacted Smith Barney. Although both branch managers seemed positive both are unsure of what the training programs are doing since the change at both firms has been extreme in past 30-60 days. Quite honestly Im afraid of big wireshoues right now cause the layoffs have been so common.
I am open to AXA, Northestern Mut., and other firms. Im not sure where to look at this point. I want a flexible sales career of inside and outside work. I dont necessarly need to be at my desk and doing trades for clients all the time. I am hoping to run a more conservative book of funds and long term planning rather than trading and options. I am looking for the right culture. Let me know your thoughts on where to go and what you think is a good fit for me. Thanks guys !