Canaccord Adams
2.8 of 5 10 reviews
www.canaccordgenuity.com Boston, MA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Apr 19, 2014

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James M. (Jamie) Brown

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Generally positive - but shades of grey

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsThe people are great to work with, and management really seems to care about its employees. The firm seems to be in a great position to take off.

    ConsThe difficult Market environment has created some negativity throughout the organization, and management has a tendency to ignore the problem.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy only real critical advice is to put more attention toward keeping the troops motivated and cut the dead weight

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you have no other options it's fine, otherwise go anyplace else

    Senior Professional In Banking (Current Employee)

    ProsEntrepreneurial culture
    opportunity to be promoted quickly and given lots of responsibility if you earn it - very limited bureaucracy
    for a junior employee it's like working in a locker room or a frat house

    Conspay is well below industry average except if your being hired-in from the outside then you're taken care of
    senior management is incompetent and really bad at leadership
    complete lack of cohesion with in the organization - teamwork and esprit d'core are absent
    very low morale
    lack of support structure and the basics required to do your job effectively lack a staff or proper resources
    with all the acquisitions they've done in the last few years executive management is bloated - they pay themselves huge $ but do little to actualy improve the company

    Advice to Senior Managementit always cheaper to keep good talent than to identify and hire from the outside

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great boutique experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsHands on involvement, less stressful than larger firms. Boutique focus - small cap transactions.

    ConsFew lead deals - struggle being second tier type firm

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlay to your strengths as a boutique - capitalize on your niche

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It Depends which Department You Work For

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsGood Salary and great bonuses, friendly Co-workers and opportunity

    ConsLeadership lacks vision, fewer opportunities for women and very little flexibility. Poor communication between back and front office - leads to poor implementation of strategy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to what your staff has to say - they have a good understanding of how the organisation works. The organisation is too top down command and control. Start hiring women with vision.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company was adrift and had no compass

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Prosold reputation was good as a trading house with strong market roots, depth and knowledge

    Constrying hard to make itself into a bank and driving away clients who came to the firm to get away from the bank

    Advice to Senior Managementstay the course and stay true to your roots

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

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    Lost its luster...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDrinking culture, if you want that... They took care of the grandfathered employees from the AHH days. Generally nice people, for a finance...

    ConsNo support for growth within the firm. Consistently hire out. Numerous lay offs despite extravagant expenses. Not female friendly firm. In fact, all management level women have left. Do not support infrastructure and lack fiscal responsibility. HR is unresponsive and inept.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your hard-working employees who are supporting your executives and listen to their input. In most cases, they are the back end that actually know what the client respects. Tighten the belt on internal expenses and listen to your clients who aren't impressed with your extravagant spending.

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

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    Principal

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFun people, compensation comparable to peers

    ConsCanadiens want to take over US accounts

    Advice to Senior ManagementAvoid paying up for bulge bracket talent that rarely produce in middle market firms.

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    good learning experiennce

    Analyst (Former Employee)

    Prosrank-and-file colleague really good people, friendly working environment

    Conssenior managment did not understand well how to run a sell-side brokerage successfully, overemphsized scheme and plan, vs. focusing on letting its best talents come up with differentiated ideas

    Advice to Senior Managementfocus on emloyees, identify good people, give them freedom, keep them

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Associate (Former Employee)

    ProsLaid back environment
    Canadian corporate culture

    ConsSomehow disorganized
    little attention for lower level staff
    so so training

    Advice to Senior Managementmore communications with junior staff

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    Canaccord

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsHad excellent access to Canadian resource deal flow.

    ConsDecided to move upper management out of Western Canada to East and shift focus on Wealth Mangement. Abandoned their roots and in doing such abandoned their clients.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on improving on what they were doing right rahter than focus on what others are doing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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