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Excellent place to grow with great opportunities to excel.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX

I worked at Raymond James Financial

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Raymond James is strong firm that take a very conservative approach to its business practices and in the deals it participates. The independent braches have lots of flexibility in most of the operations and are relatively autonomous while having a strong corporation to support it.

Cons

Raymond James' conservative policies sometimes get in the way of undertaking trades or investments that are seen as too aggressive.

Advice to Management

Being that I worked in a small office that essentially ran like a hedge fund, I was extremely satisfied with the head of our firm. They offered an environment that was conducive to learning and provided many opportunities for growth.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Grew on many levels except salary.

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    Current Employee - Great Culture, Low Payout (Depending On Your Career Path) in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Great Culture, Low Payout (Depending On Your Career Path) in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Raymond James Financial

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The culture is amazing. There are several events and programs that encourage employee growth, charitable events and just plain fun (ask someone about Halloween). Some of the most flexible and understanding managers I've ever worked for. Very stable even without comparing them to other businesses in the industry. They are very conservative in decision-making in order to control and maintain growth.

    Cons

    All that said, there is very little pay in any career paths that don't directly involve trading. For some, the cultural and non-monetary compensations stop making up for the gap in pay with respect the responsibilities they are asked to take on. Promotions are also done only once a year - so it's easy to be doing the work of a position for most of a year and not be paid for it until December. And even then, if the pool of budgeted money runs out, you could be waiting another year. I've also seen a failure to deliver on reimbursement for continuing education, even when it directly applies to the position.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that while being conservative has enabled you to stay afloat through some truly traumatic economic events, you are also losing amazing talent by not loosening the belt just a little.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great coworkers and management. Low Pay.

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    Former Employee - Customer Accounts Associate in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Accounts Associate in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Raymond James Financial

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a very conservative and safe company. They do not have a history of layoffs or job reductions. Safe bet.

    Cons

    The promotion process is not very slow due to the fact that the work force is not really that skilled within the company. It is very silo'd (sp?)

    Advice to Management

    More cross training and things that would broaden each individual associate experience within the company would be very beneficial. As is, the system does not allow for a comprehensive understanding of the business.

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