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Updated May 15, 2014

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3.4 72 reviews

64% Approve of the CEO

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Ronald J. Kruszewski

(14 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • Decent program for associates with access to management, sales, and banking(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay in comparison to other banks, but perks outweigh the con(in 5 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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    Most People Under Paid...Only a Select Few Get Fair Comp

    Investment Banking (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Proslaid back, Midwest culture. Strong middle market focus...but only really care about public equity and debt opportunities

    ConsUnder paid...unless you are one a few select people. Only really care about public equity and debt opportunities

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good but no advancement.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benifits poor mangement staffing.

    ConsUndecide on business pratice.can't make decison in timly matter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation your good work for the the work they do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor morale

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat back office and close to home

    ConsLack of opportunity and pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementConnect more with support staff

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    Advancement opportunities limited.

    Associate Analyst (Former Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsGreat starting point to career in research. Well respected brand on Wall Street with a growing recognition. Office environment is extremely friendly.

    ConsManagement has become disconnected from the associates and more involved in growing the company from the outside (acquisitions) as opposed to internal career development for existing associates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more of a hands on approach to associate development as well as associate advancement. Associate advancement is tied too much to the success of the analyst and not the associates capabilities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Registered Client service associate

    Registered Client Services Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people with great values

    ConsIt's customer service and it'll be a while before you move up

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Depending on which office you work out of, you may have a great experience or a very very bad one. Management problems.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are some great middle management people. But you must find them.There are also some managers that should not even be in the business and have no place in any kind of management role. And they are allowed to continue problematic managing or absentee managing due to poor oversight by higher ups.

    ConsPoor compensation. Very poor oversight of mismanaged branches. Employee benefits are not great. Overall not a great experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management must supervise branches better and listen to employees. There are many unhappy people and you are losing great individuals, both sales and support staff, because of mismanagement.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, could use some reorganizing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPlenty of smart people that work there

    ConsSo many mergers and acquisitions without reorganizing effectively

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nepotism

    Client Services Associate (Former Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsAlmost every Friday you got to wear jeans--if that does it for you
    Free food around the holidays
    Small HQ--you will know everybody

    ConsNo advancement unless you are related to someone--There are so many brother/sister, mother/son, aunt/cousin relationships here it is hard to get on a good career path unless you know someone. The pay is WAY under the industry average. If you are a man, you will get promoted, just flirt your way up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your good people, they are all leaving for more pay and more opportunities. I saw so many great employees leave for better careers because some broker's slacker kid got a $50,000/year job handed to them right out of college, while a great employee with experience and a degree was passed over.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Definitely different coming from a large firm.

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPeople are very nice and helpful. I'm learning new things which will help me in the long run.

    ConsThere has been change in management and things still aren't set in place. Because of that the morale isn't the greatest. I'm sure in time it will get better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication

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    My experience at Stifel Nicolaus

    Administrative Assistant/Office Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood people, taken care of by your employers

    Consgetting too large too soon and forcing people to lose their jobs

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the people that got you there - not the cheaper salaries

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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