Raymond James Financial

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It is a good place to work, but career growth and pay is limited

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Former Employee - Vice President in Saint Petersburg, FL
Former Employee - Vice President in Saint Petersburg, FL

I worked at Raymond James Financial

Pros

Raymond James is an established company, which can provide for a stable job. Their health insurance is pretty good. And they still are a growing company. They came out stronger after the 2008 downturn. People outside of RJ have respect for the company.

Cons

Since they are not on Wall Street, Raymond James knows they can get away with lower pay compared to other financial companies. Most of the departments give puny bonuses. Being serious, they hire too many old people that are extremely inefficient. In fact, it seems that efficiency is more often punished than rewarded. And they have a poor HR department. I'm not sure if HR departments at other companies are as disliked as they are at RJ.

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    I enjoy working for Raymond James, but wish the company was more widely recognized by the general public.

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    Current Employee - Intern in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Intern in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Raymond James Financial

    Pros

    Laid back corporate culture with a boutique approach to financial management.

    Cons

    Low name brand recognition and diversified operations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increased brand marketing and management is desperately needed

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great work/home balance. People are friendly including most management.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Raymond James Financial

    Pros

    Work from home days, employees are friendly and that includes most of the mid-level management. Not a hard job for an average IT employee. Good learning available to learn the business. Not a lot of overtime. If you like art work, you can't beat RJ as every wall has paintings. Largest collection in the south east US. Stable company, no layoffs.

    Cons

    In IT (software engineers), learning about the business is not mentioned or pushed. Technical growth to keep up with the industry is severely lacking. Book shelves of IT books from the 90's. Many of the SE III an IV have never used design patterns. If you want some new technology, this is not the place. Very mainframe/waterfall mindset. Overall, good managers if they have a technical background. Otherwise, they do more harm than good.
    No gym that is close by and no interest from the company in fixing that situation.
    The good people stay for awhile, get bored then leave. Salary is below average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get serious about IT training and that includes learning the business. When we do "lessons learned" take that knowledge and apply it. We keep making the same mistakes over and over. The new NE management's answer is to lower everyone's review a notch or two to send a message with no substance that has made it down to the people that do the work. Give us the opportunity to move forward with training and other perks to keep the good talent. Lowering everyone's review = much lower bonus/salary increase by itself is not going to work.

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