Raymond James Financial Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Raymond James Financial CEO Paul C. Reilly
Paul C. Reilly
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Pros
  • The work life balance is really good (in 8 reviews)

  • Laid back corporate culture with a boutique approach to financial management (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low pay versus other companies in the research universe (in 5 reviews)

  • Employees are expected to work long hours for no reward (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Corporate Intern - Institutional Equity Sales

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Largo, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Largo, FL

    I worked at Raymond James Financial (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    An amazing opportunity. Great exposure to equity research and sales representatives. Ability to work with feedback from buy side investors on non-deal roadshows.

    Cons

    I really have nothing negative to say about my experience but I will say that be ready to work in a very fast paced environment where quality and efficiency is of up-most importance.


  2. Great Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior QA Analyst in Oldsmar, FL
    Current Employee - Senior QA Analyst in Oldsmar, FL

    I have been working at Raymond James Financial (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good management and location. They are not as employee-centric but it's still a pretty good culture.

    Cons

    The new CIO has brought in the old style of managment. Most of the QA is now supported by offshore company called Allied.


  3. New

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Raymond James Financial (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Very stable company and well run

    Cons

    Communication at all levels does not happen

    Advice to Management

    Be more visible


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  5. Transfer Associate II

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

    I worked at Raymond James Financial (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits and fun working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Minimal room for salary negotiation


  6. great brand, cheap as it gets

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compliance in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Compliance in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Raymond James Financial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great location, nice building, feels like the Midwest. tampa is a nice city

    Cons

    bad middle management. compliance is trying to find relevance, but it should be absorbed into legal.

    Advice to Management

    change the compliance team completely


  7. Financial Analyst, OPTIONS Rotational Program

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Raymond James Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great exposure to senior management and different departments. Able to easily network with anyone at headquarters, which is located in St. Petersburg, FL.

    Cons

    Not well-structured to get Analysts to desired full-time positions. The firm as a whole lacks a sense of urgency and desire to excel

    Advice to Management

    Culture is talked about as a crucial asset to the company's longstanding growth. As the firm continues to grow, instill a greater sense of pride and determination in making Raymond James an exceptional financial services firm.


  8. Great company, could be better

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

    I have been working at Raymond James Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Raymond James is a great company and I feel very fortunate to have worked here for the last 2 or so years. It is a company that has been able to maintain both its profitability and integrity even at times in which the industry as a whole has faced a great deal of uncertainty and ridicule.

    Cons

    It would be nice if there were more opportunities for advancement within the company that didn't require employees to move to St. Petersburg, Florida (the location of the main home office). I work in Memphis, and there simply aren't many opportunities for moving into a front office role. There are some intelligent and highly undervalued employees working in operations who would love to have the chance to move into the front office. But many of us are stuck in the back office for the time being due to the fact that there just isn't any opportunity to advance within the company and remain in Memphis.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for employees working at the home office in Memphis. Some of us can't just get up and move to St. Pete, but we would still love to get out of the back office and take on a more challenging front office position.


  9. Love the people. Management was lacking.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Denver, CO

    I worked at Raymond James Financial (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    People are awseome to work with. I worked hard, but it wasn't a sweatshop. Money is not an issue regarding investing in IT. Raymond James doesn't expect platinum service at a bronze price. My salary was good. In spite of feeling like I had to move on for the benefit of my career I still miss Raymond James overall as well as the people.

    Cons

    I wasn't challenged, so that's why I didn't stay. I gave feedback that I wanted to be more involved, but was only utilized for menial tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize all of your people regardless of location. Stop being so Florida-HQ centric. I gave Raymond James a one star for Career Opportunities because if you aren't in FL it is a dead end for your career.


  10. Sys tech

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raymond James Financial full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and pension plan

    Cons

    Horrible IS leadership and bad acquisition strategy


  11. certified financial planner

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

    I have been working at Raymond James Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    no outsourcing, home office is very helpful both in transactions, compliance etc, and with financial planing

    Cons

    east coast - close early pacific time



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