In almost every other topic posted on AF, there will be at least one mentioning of the fact that the CFA program is no golden ticket. I am hoping for a little clarity on it though. I know it’s all a matter of opinion, but is that statement geared towards people who actually attain charterholder status with experience or those who have no experience at all but have passed all three levels? To elaborate if someone in an entry level position currently, will being a charterholder open up doors for promotions both in firm outside the firm? Or does the old “no golden ticket” adage still apply? I’m interested to hear opinions.