Janney Montgomery Scott

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Janney Montgomery Scott Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
37 Reviews
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  1.  

    Hardworking, talented professionals. Great culture.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Janney Montgomery Scott full-time

    Pros

    Very smart and talented employees, fast paced yet pleasant work environment.

    Cons

    Management needs a firmer grasp of what the vision is for the company and for each business.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent opportunity for the skilled & competent.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Janney Montgomery Scott full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Janney operates on a thinly staffed back office in comparison to most peer firms. While some employees may see this as a challenge, the skilled/competent can leverage as massive opportunity. The organization has also recently been proactive in creating more opportunity for protected classes.

    Cons

    Elevator doors close too quick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Equitable treatment and proper tools needed for managers. Certain VP level staff cannot effectively strategize,create, manage and produce from cubicles. Atmosphere not ideal and frequently disruptive to manager productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a great place for young people

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Janney Montgomery Scott full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very nice colleagues and boss.

    Cons

    During my time there, I've seen so many people left the company. Salary is not attractive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    current employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Janney Montgomery Scott full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company do offer young kid right out of college opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    The pay and perk is not comparable to other financial company. Management is not interactive and is very demanding. Work is overload with low pay. T

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to keep the moral of their employee up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Programmer

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    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Janney Montgomery Scott full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Different fields to work in

    Cons

    little possibility for advancements in company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more dynamics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Janney Montgomery Scott

    Pros

    Offers alot of education opportunities if you would like to take advantage of them.

    Cons

    Large company, can easily get lost in the shuffle like any big company.

  8.  

    A lot of bright hard working individuals.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Janney Montgomery Scott

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice and a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Management is confused and out of touch with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge good talent and communication needs to improve among all depts.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Weigh Your Options Carefully Before Applying

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    Former Employee - Corporate Services in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Corporate Services in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Janney Montgomery Scott full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The firm has a pretty "clean" reputation in terms of how they do business. Very polished atmosphere. The people are also very nice and friendly.

    Cons

    The hours are very long. Not suitable for moms with young children. The pay, perks (which are none), and overall benefits are not attractive and makes it much worse since they seem to demand a lot. Quite a few departments have a very high turnover rate so proceed with caution when applying. Don't just look on the surface. Do your research and weigh your options carefully. If I had done this I would not have bothered to waste my time and would have simply went to work for another company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being scared to rock the boat. Do more to make your employees happy. Take some risks. In order to keep people on board, you have to "do more" for the people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Don't come here for a career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Janney Montgomery Scott full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Delightful people to work with. Little politics below Executive Council.
    President means well.
    Womens' group sponsoring growth.
    Says it wants to be ethical.

    Cons

    Organization is very flat. No career movements.. Unless a senior person leaves, there will be no movement.
    President does not communicate clearly. He is a god guy, but is not direct in anyway.
    If you are in corporate and not a VP, you are the bottom of the food chain. All brokers needs and compensation come first. Given the market, don't expect much until there is a solid turn around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize President is not direct. Act as a leadership team: Get common message and communicate it.
    "Own" leadership. Stop blaming lowest level for the behaviors you don't role model

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Came two years ago and continue to see positive change...this is how wealth management firms should be run.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Janney Montgomery Scott full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very collegial culture and a flat organization. Senior management is very accessible and the company rewards the people who can deliver. No big company feel and lots of freedom and autonomy. The company is surprisingly refreshing when compared to large banks that own the wirehouses now.

    Cons

    The company is based on the East coast. No real opportunities out West as most of the focus is on the East coast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep running the company the way you run it. Advisers from other firms are rebelling against the agendas of the big banks and you guys are doing it right...just don't change it to try to look like the big guys.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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