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Stifel Financial Reviews

Updated January 4, 2015
Updated January 4, 2015
22 Reviews
5.0
22 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.  

    Recently acquired by Stifel. Well managed company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Director
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Director

    I have been working at Stifel Financial

    Pros

    Outstanding Research product. Excellent investment banking execution capabilities.

    Cons

    Not getting the respect they deserve, yet...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great company to work for

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Stifel Financial as an intern

    Pros

    Good collaboration and team work

    Cons

    Poor communication between managers and employees

  3.  

    Good learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Stifel Financial as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good internship experience, nice people, endless departments and possibilities

    Cons

    Sometimes it felt too "big" and impersonal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement higher compensation when deserved

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Stifel Financial....The Big Firm you have never heard of...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Private Wealth Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Private Wealth Manager in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Stifel is small, but it makes management very accessible.

    Cons

    The company is very focused on the bottom line. Getting expenses approved is very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide managers in the field stronger tools to recruit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best financial services firm in the country.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President Investments
    Former Employee - Vice President Investments

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

    Pros

    freedom to pursue the clients best interests without pressure to suggest proprietary products plus an outstanding compensation program including deferred comp.

    Cons

    not the place for rookies due to a lack of an extensive training program. in addition, company has grown so quickly, the "family" atmosphere has faded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep growing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to intern & learn!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Garden City, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in Garden City, NY

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

    Pros

    -friendliest staff I have EVER worked with
    -very relaxed schedule and assignments/projects
    -variety in work
    -treated like an employee
    -great learning experience - informative way to find out if the retail side of the financial industry is right for you!

    Cons

    -sometimes uneventful - there are days when there is not much work involved and an intern must be proactive in finding new assignments or entertain themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -have a list of projects for prospective interns before deciding how many to hire!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    GREAT COMPANY

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stifel Financial

    Pros

    Smart people - cohesive executive team

    Cons

    Comp is lower than many

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share strategic vision

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern

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

    Pros

    Great company. I was still in school while interning and everyone made me feel like part of the team.

    Cons

    Not really any cons for the internship. The pay was low but many internships don't pay at all, and the experience was invaluable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great starting point

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

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

    Pros

    Small, up-and-coming mid-sized bank, with respectable name

    Cons

    Ops personnel aren't all that great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep acquiring and growing, the name recognition is valuable

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience, would recommend for anyone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Wealth Management Intern
    Current Intern - Wealth Management Intern

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

    Pros

    Like the culture, good exposure as an intern

    Cons

    Less opportunities on the east coast

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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