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good firm

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

I worked at Stifel Financial

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

good firm for off wall street

Cons

benefits are not very strong

Advice to Management

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    Complete Garbage Company........Countdown To Bankruptcy After Thomas Weisel Partners "Merger"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Stifel Financial

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great people (excluding management)
    Great work/life balance
    Minimal interference from above

    Cons

    Terrible compensation package (far below industry average)
    Poor benefits
    Worst technology of any company I've worked
    Ego-driven CEO that makes senseless value destroying acquisitions
    Must be "in" with management to move forward
    Cheap to the point where quality is sacrificed
    Management does not invest anything in its people

    Advice to Management

    Put the ego aside and focus on your shareholders
    Invest in your people
    Get better technology
    Increase compensation


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Culture, but don't forget the little people

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Stifel Financial

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture for a mid sized broker dealer. Wonderful people to work with on a daily basis. The advisors in the field are great and have built many relationships that I would hate to leave. Fast growing company that has avoided all the pitfalls of other firms.
    Not overly micro managed.
    Very entrepreneurial.
    14 consecutive years of RECORD revenue. Awesome!!!

    Cons

    Compensation for home office personnel needs to be fixed now rather than later, because when the economy starts to turn and competitors start to hire, I'm afraid some very talented people may leave.

    Home office departments are too siloed. No communication. Has lead to unnecessary spending on software, etc.

    Due to the large growth of the company, many areas are significantly understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the little people who keep the company running and are an integral part of the advisors business.
    Need to get all middle management on the same page. It would save thousands of dollars.


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