JMP Securities Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
13 Reviews
3.8
13 Reviews
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    Equity Research Intern

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    Former Employee - Equity Research Intern  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Equity Research Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at JMP Securities as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Some great people working in the research team

    Cons

    The position is unpaid and learning is largely dependent on yourself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structure the internship program more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great company with good culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at JMP Securities full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    JMP was a great experience, where they really taught the interns the basics of equity research and corporate culture.

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    Former Employee - Equity Research Intern  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Equity Research Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at JMP Securities as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Great leadership from analysts and directors
    -Very professional atmosphere
    -Great location, get out by 2 or 3pm some days

    Cons

    -No pay for interns
    -Early mornings, need to be in to the office by 4, for a 4:30 am morning call

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really enjoyed working in this office, only thing that would be more of an incentive would be to compensate the interns with some money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JMP Securities full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Bump base salaries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Leading Life Sciences Investment Banking Practice

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    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing and hiring great talent and raise base salaries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    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

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    JMP satisfied to be in the top 50 brokers

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    Former Employee - Equity Sales  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Equity Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at JMP Securities full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    some very nice people work there

    Cons

    some very bad people work there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People were really genuinely nice

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees the way you want to be treated financially

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    JMP offers the benefit of being a full-service investment bank while maintaining a close-knit company culture

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at JMP Securities as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Company culture, amiable employees, promising outlook, professional, down to earth, salary, team work, career foundation, skill development, steep learning curve, training, responsibility

    Cons

    Long hours, low tolerance for errors, non-glamorous work, schedule, busy, time-consuming, sacrifice, stress, sleep deprivation, tedious work, excessive computer use

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all employees with respect

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Research Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at JMP Securities

    Pros

    Great learning platform, get to work with smart people, excellent hands on experience, given lots of responsibilities though I lacked in experience.

    Cons

    The hours can be difficult working 5AM to 3PM, and during earnings season the work load increases by a significant amount, but it's doable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No major advice needs to be given, the organization is great and I like working there. The people are awesome, and I look forward to the future.

    Recommends

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