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Betterment

Betterment

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

About Betterment

Betterment is a leading, technology-driven financial services company that offers investing and retirement solutions for retail investors and investment advisors as well as financial wellness solutions, including a 401(k) for small and medium-sized businesses. Our team is passionate about our mission: making people’s lives better. We’re headquartered in NYC, and offer hybrid NY-based (three days/ week in-office) and select, non-NY-based remote positions.

About the role

Betterment’s mission is to empower people to do what’s best for their money so that they can live better. As an investment advisor representative on our Licensed Concierge team, you’ll be tasked with bringing this mission to life for our highest value prospects and customers. You are the primary voice of the company and relish using your financial advisory chops and industry knowledge to help individuals explore and ultimately choose Betterment as their primary money manager. You appreciate going above and beyond the call of duty to delight people and take pride in acting within a fiduciary capacity at all times.

You’ll be joining a small and scrappy team and are comfortable coming up with creative solutions to problems to get the job done. You are interested in helping to build out and scale the Licensed Concierge offering, our product, and ultimately improve how we service our customers. At the end of the day, our team is more like an extended family and the idea of joining a tight-knit group excites you.

This is a salaried, non-exempt role that is based out of our New York City office and is remote eligible. For employees based out of our NYC HQ, we require in office attendance Tuesday through Thursday, weekly. Below we've reflected the base salary range we would offer for this position for locations with city or state requirements. Actual salaries may vary depending on factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Betterment’s total compensation package for employees.

  • $60,000 - $70,000

We offer a competitive equity package, health, dental and vision benefits, life and AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance, EAP, commuter and parking benefits, FSA/HSA, and 401(k) with employer match as well as a generous PTO policy.

A day in the life

  • Primary owner of inbound money movement across our target mass market segment
  • Conduct phone-based meetings with select higher balance prospects and customers who are looking to learn more about Betterment, the options available to them here, and ultimately provide guidance throughout the funding process
  • Educate customers on how to use our tools and strategies to build stronger relationships and more complete product adoption
  • Deliver an above-and-beyond customer experience through multiple channels including phone, email, and screen share
  • Troubleshoot customer issues and concerns, investigating why they happened, and communicating with multiple partner teams to find rapid resolutions
  • Consistently find ways to improve our team’s communications and further understand and define our target customer for outreach
  • Share the “voice of the customer” to the broader company, offering insights to all areas of the business to help build a better product and improve company processes (e.g., website, FAQ, UI/UX, back office procedures, etc.)

What we’re looking for

  • FINRA Series 65 or equivalent (Series 66 and Series 7; CFP® designation)
  • 1-2 years of experience working directly with customers and prospects in a financial services capacity
  • Knowledge of investment products, services, and common financial advisory concepts
  • Excellent operational, time management, and follow-up skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a special ability to build trust and communicate complex concepts clearly
  • Tech savvy, specifically the ability to navigate multiple systems simultaneously to respond to customer inquiries (CRM, portfolio manager, and other internal tools)
  • A team player who is comfortable collaborating and sharing ideas

What being at Betterment means for you

We change lives

Join a community of innovators working to transform financial outcomes for real people. Your work will make an impact, always laddering up to our mission: making people's lives better.

We set audacious goals

We set them for the company, our customers, and ourselves—and we won’t stop until we reach them. We don’t just show up; we give our all, then celebrate our wins.

We value all perspectives

When we collaborate, we're at our best. We believe diverse perspectives lead to better outcomes and strive to uphold our supportive and inclusive community.

We invest in you with:

  • A competitive suite of benefits, including: medical, dental, and vision insurance; life and AD&D insurance; STD and LTD benefits, including infertility support and World Professional Association for Transgender Health approved benefits; and generous parental leave.
  • Flexible paid time off (and encouragement to use it!)
  • Meaningful opportunity for community building through our 7 Employee Resource Groups
  • Empowerment to own and lead change and affect the business
  • Dedicated professional development opportunities
  • Lunch from our in-house chef three days a week at our NYC headquarters

What happens next

We’ll take a few weeks to review all applications. If we’d like to spend more time with you, we’ll reach out to arrange next steps, which will include 3-4 sets of meetings with your future colleagues.

In the interview process, we’ll look to learn more about your skills, experiences, capabilities, and motivators. Many of our questions will be aimed at understanding how you might operate here at Betterment. Depending on the role, we may ask you to complete a case study exercise or technical assessments, as we want to collect a robust set of data points to better inform our decisions.

On average, it takes us around 3-5 weeks to make a hiring decision, depending on your availability and sense of urgency. As a best practice, we aim to interview at least 2-3 final round candidates before making a hiring decision. Please note that, as we usually receive an overwhelming number of applications for open positions, we’re unable to offer individual feedback during the interview process.

We recognize that interviewing for a new role is a big deal. We appreciate you considering Betterment as the next step in your career, and our Recruiting Team is here to support and advocate for you through the interview process!

Please note that Betterment is dedicated to providing accommodations to candidates upon request. If you need accommodations at any point throughout the interview process, please reach out to your recruiter.

Come join us!

We’re an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, predisposing genetic characteristic, domestic violence victim status, arrest records, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

E-Verify Statement

Betterment participates in E-Verify. We will provide the Social Security Administration, and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Please note that we do not use this information to pre-screen job applicants.
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We collect and store personal information for the purposes of candidate tracking (for this role and future opportunities). The information you provide in the course of completing your application will be kept for up to 24 months. We use tools provided by third-party service providers but do not share candidate information for any purpose other than for recruiting. To access the data that is collected, request deletion or to make updates to your candidate profile, please email [email protected].