Raymond James Financial Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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Raymond James Financial CEO 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. Positioning IT for success

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raymond James Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, values. Decent benefits. Good salary. New leadership moving/ keeping us to be competitive

    Cons

    Takes too long to get things done. Middle managers are weak overall.

    Advice to Management

    Hold your managers accountable. They have no idea what their employees are or aren't doing. Keep pushing innovative products and keep dumping the dead weight.


  2. Marketing Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    most of the time you just have to call and email to your prospecting customers.

    Cons

    it is kind of boring to do exactly the same task everyday.


  3. Sr App Developer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior App Developer in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Senior App Developer in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raymond James Financial full-time

    Pros

    Good culture and good management.

    Cons

    looking towards the competitor for knowledge instead of in house development.


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  5. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people at Raymond James are very welcoming and want to see you succeed. Management is smart and has a good vision of where they want to the company to be in the future. Good employee benefits.

    Cons

    The worst part is that the company doesn't pay its employees enough compared to other wall street firms. If they could pay their employees more then they might be able to attract more talent.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the employees more to incentive hard work as well as attract more talent to the firm. Keep playing it conservative as a whole though it has taken the company far.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Wall Street job in Sunny Florida

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Raymond James Financial full-time

    Pros

    Once you are established it is difficult to get fired and the company rarely ever goes through lay offs. Work/life balance is also very good in comparison to a typical NYC shop.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to move in research to a full analyst. Pay is very sub par as a management tries to take advantage of people who do not want to live in NYC.

    Advice to Management

    Try to help long term associates grow in their careers instead of watching them leave for better opportunities.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good place to start your career.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Specialist III in Brandon, FL
    Current Employee - Support Specialist III in Brandon, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raymond James Financial (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It offers many different opportunities in several different areas. Gives you the opportunity to work at a broker/dealer without the need to live in New York.

    Cons

    Pay is not the best. Failure to realize who their good employees are and there is red tape everywhere when it comes to promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Need to do a better job of listening to middle management regarding their needs in their departments and their recommendations for promotions.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Ready to leave the company.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are interested in working in the financial industry while remaining in the Tampa / Saint Petersburg area, Raymond James may be for you.

    Cons

    Pays 30% below industry average across the board. A lot of positions that funnel to dead ends. The compliance department is a mismanaged mess.

    Advice to Management

    Take stock of your surroundings. When you have departments hemorrhaging talent, you might do well to find the cause. If the end goal is to replace everyone with a new guard, then by all means keep at it.


  9. Project Management Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Management Intern in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Project Management Intern in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High pay for summer internship and provides quality work experience when it comes to landing your first job out of school.

    Cons

    Two senior team members left the department within the first 4 weeks of my internship. Procedures were not well documented so weekly and monthly tasks were difficult to complete.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within so team managers have applicable experience and better grasp of department processes. Putt effort into understanding how tasks are completed to better support your employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Software Quality Assurance

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

    I worked at Raymond James Financial full-time

    Pros

    He company has good benefits and the central head quarters is good job security. They are also centrally located.

    Cons

    The new management has changed the culture. The advent of the offshore model has also created a new level of complexity.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Corporate Intern - Institutional Equity Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Largo, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Largo, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.



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