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Stifel Financial Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
76 Reviews
3.5
76 Reviews
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Ronald J. Kruszewski
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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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  1.  

    Great environment to work in, great people to be around

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Stifel Financial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The management in my group is great, everyone gets along and it is very laid back. The company is very gracious with its time off policy.

    Cons

    Compensation is well below industry standards, seems to be lacking in terms of bleeding edge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Stifel Financial as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Corporate structure is very supportive which facilities growth at a great pace.

    Cons

    Industry relative stagnant technological growth because of security compliance concerns. Understandable but, needs to corrected to be able to compete effectively.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Stifel

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stifel Financial

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, fast growing company

    Cons

    Starting pay is too low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good community and team atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Specialist  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable, encourages personal growth, independence to do your job. Ability to travel. Stifel FAs are driven and appreciate the home office, which makes supporting them enjoyable.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility, outdated technology (getting better), pay and benefits are very conservative. Small but growing broker dealer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to retain good talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Summer intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stifel Financial

    Pros

    Friendly environment with smart, enthusiastic workers

    Cons

    Not an overly organized experience for interns

  7.  

    Good place to start financial career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Operations in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Stifel Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good brokerage experience, nice to get a chance to speak to many financial advisors and learn the business from operations point of view and other points of view.

    Cons

    Have to wait too long to move into different positions. Felt like the proverbial cog in the wheel most days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stifel Financial as an intern

    Pros

    Solid company, helpful management, FA's were great to work for

    Cons

    cold calling, boring down time if there wasn't project to work on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better balance between cold calling and analysis

  9.  

    Summer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Intern  in  Chico, CA
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Chico, CA

    I have been working at Stifel Financial as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome office culture, Flexible work schedule, Good in-office perks, great networking possibilities, good learning environment, cool summer intern project of your choice, good pay

    Cons

    Working hours per week are too low, It gets pretty slow at times, learning experiences can be limited, sometimes there is not enough work for me to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find, or help find the interns more work to do in the office

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equity Research Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Equity Research Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Stifel Financial as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people, nice location, I learned a lot and loved it

    Cons

    Pay was low for an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good firm with great back office support

    Former Employee - Investment Executive  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Investment Executive in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Stifel Financial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong company with a very good back office

    Cons

    its a good firm but the compensation grid is not as good as some alternative firms

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