JMP Securities Reviews

Updated May 13, 2015
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  1. Great employer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst

    I worked at JMP Securities full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Entrepreneurial environment - Lets junior members, who prove themselves, take on a lot of responsibility

    Cons

    - Not a house-hold name which limits exit opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Look for ways to retain great talent


  2. Decent lilly pad for another job

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

    I worked at JMP Securities full-time

    Pros

    Transamerica bldg. for an office is nice. The people in general are nice and pleasant to work with. Not much pressure to outperform.

    Cons

    Morale isn't the best. Culture of kind of kicking the can down the road. Higher ups pay themselves very well - your avg worker is underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    In a cutthroat business you should be pumping your employees up paying them for a job well doneand listening to their insights - not closed off in an office up on different floor.


  3. Good work environment and competitive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at JMP Securities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Competitive environment and high pressure at time but goes with the work and industry

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. 1st Year Analyst

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

    I worked at JMP Securities full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great interaction with senior management, lots of responsibility and street level compensation

    Cons

    Lack of deal flow, lack of participation on big deals, office resources


  6. Great company with good culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at JMP Securities full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great, smart people -fun environment -long hours at times, but mngmt understands work-life balance -seemingly great opportunities to advance -a lot of freedom, allows everyone to do their own work -seems to be making a lot of changes for the better and looks like the company is headed in the right direction

    Cons

    It would be good to have a better understanding on pay relative to peers and what pay can be expected if performance is good.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  7. Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at JMP Securities full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Up and coming full service investment bank. Smaller deal teams provide greater experience. Plenty of deal flow as well, especially on the capital markets desk. culture is great and senior bankers care about the younger bankers.

    Cons

    Not as prestigious of a bank as others on the street.

    Advice to Management

    Bump base salaries


  8. Leading Life Sciences Investment Banking Practice

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at JMP Securities full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Moving up league tables and on more deals than any other firm in 2013.

    Cons

    Have made some great hires but still building out capital markets execution platform needed for the Bookrunner roles the firm is now getting

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing and hiring great talent and raise base salaries


  9. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JMP Securities

    Pros

    The company is growing so there is always a lot to do

    Cons

    Obviously not as resume-building as working at a larger firm


  10. JMP satisfied to be in the top 50 brokers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equity Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Equity Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at JMP Securities full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    some very nice people work there

    Cons

    some very bad people work there

    Advice to Management

    stop living in the nineties and get up to speed on what happening in the market today.


  11. Great group of people but a business caught in the middle of an industry downturn

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Equity Research Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at JMP Securities full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People were really genuinely nice

    Cons

    transparency was a major issue and there was no room for upside

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees the way you want to be treated financially



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