Stifel Financial

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Stifel Financial Reviews

Updated July 7, 2014
Updated July 7, 2014
81 Reviews
3.7
81 Reviews
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Ronald J. Kruszewski
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • ok work/life balance, more chilled out than most other ibanks on the street (in 4 reviews)

  • great people, good environment to work in if you are going to live in st (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay in comparison to other banks, but perks outweigh the con (in 6 reviews)

  • very political, opportunities for advancement are tough, very bureaucratic and people pull rank on you all of the time, benefits are poor (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Operations Processing

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    Current Employee - Operations Processor II in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Operations Processor II in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Stifel Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy to get a job. Only an associates degree is necessary for hire. Was fun to work with the various branches.

    Cons

    In operations, you start at 30k salary. Critical atmosphere--headphones were banned while data entering. Office is loud and voices carry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Operations staff micromanages and critical about the darndest things. Communcation is poor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stifel Financial full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Stable company and continues to grow internationally

    Cons

    policies outdated, horrible benefits, low compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Meh

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Stifel Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    ok work/life balance, more chilled out than most other ibanks on the street. fellow analysts are mostly good people, nice office space

    Cons

    bonus level way below street, nickle-and-dimes employees on expenses, poor upward mobility, exit ops are limited unless you're in a group with good dealflow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great executive leadership but department wasn't managed well.

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Accountant in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Stifel Financial full-time

    Pros

    Not too big, not too small. IT department is responsive. Great bonuses. Good work hours and conditions. The department I was in had a great open door environment. You were free to talk to coworkers and had adequate help when needed. Very relaxed. Office was physically nice.

    Cons

    The department was bloated. They would hire people even though many of the incumbents didn't have enough work to do. Direct supervisor wouldn't give additional responsibilities despite being asked for them many times. He was a micro manager and would email me request to do something that would take less than a minute to do because he had already done 99% of the work already. The department needed to be restructured.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Stifel Financial full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Don't know them anymore. Not the same company they used to be since they started acquiring all these companies and started changing.

    Cons

    worked there over 10 years. Was laid off - and told its not my performance. Then lay off people who have a poor performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to keep the people that got you there and stop buying so many companies which then forces you to let people gol

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stifel

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stifel Financial

    Pros

    Not NYC based. Somewhat relaxed attitude

    Cons

    Lower tier and not investing what it takes to be successful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay = better people

  8.  

    Average

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    Current Employee - Vice President - Investment Banking in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President - Investment Banking in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Stifel Financial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Experienced senior bankers from bulge bracket banks

    Cons

    Lowest salary and bonus as compared to all the competition (other mid-markets investment banks)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Unsatisfactory

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Stifel Financial

    Pros

    Home office offers exceptional support to the local branches

    Cons

    Local management is unsatisfactory. Does not allow a positive culture and little room for growth opportunities or acceptable yearly compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Operational and registered assistant's compensation should be paid fairly. Brokers should offer more incentives for assistant's hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Lack of Training, No real direction for improvement

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant to the Branch Manager in Bozeman, MT
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant to the Branch Manager in Bozeman, MT

    I worked at Stifel Financial

    Pros

    They pay well and have great benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of communication, Lack of training, No real direction for improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give More training, communicate more.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Purchase and Sales area poorly run

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    Former Employee - Processor in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Processor in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Stifel Financial

    Pros

    Work was interesting at first

    Cons

    Lack of information sharing. Supervisors stretched too thin. Company attempting to grow through acquisition, which might lead to collapse. No training whatsoever

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down acquisitions. Focus on organic growth and employee development. Your operations people need to be paid more. The job I left stifel for was a 20 grand increase in salary.

    Doesn't Recommend

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