Raymond James

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Raymond James Reviews

Updated November 1, 2014
Updated November 1, 2014
21 Reviews
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21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Raymond James as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere, Very good training program for summer interns,
    Gave interns an opportunity to meet differnt member of management.

    Cons

    I would have liked to work in several departments during my internship instead of just one. This would have enabled me to learn mor about the compant and to help me find an area that fit me best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auditor in Saint Pete, FL
    Current Employee - Auditor in Saint Pete, FL

    I have been working at Raymond James full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great and challenging work environment.

    Cons

    No bad experiences to date.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Advisor client relationship comes first

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Unlike Merrill, Goldman etc. clients are not gouged.

    Cons

    Very little name recognition relative to some similar sized firms.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I worked for Raymond James

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    Former Employee - Branch Administrator in Stony Plain, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Branch Administrator in Stony Plain, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Raymond James full-time

    Pros

    Monday thru Friday hours with weekends off excellent hours and employer was ethical and fair. Good employer to work for. I never had a problem with getting my lunch breaks and any issues I had were handled with respect and resolved to my satisfaction.

    Cons

    Nothing worth mentioning, employer was easy going and just expected a good work ethic so clients get the best service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for allowing me to rate the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Intern in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Raymond James as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture. Cares about employees.The compensation is also good. It can be a great place to network if working at the headquarters in Tampa.

    Cons

    Some areas of the firm can be hard to move up in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more oppurtunities for advancement within the the firm

  7.  

    Great work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raymond James full-time

    Pros

    Great management and work environment.

    Cons

    Can't really say anything too negative about my experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Welcome to the Yellow Brick Road of Raymond James!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mutual Funds Associate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Mutual Funds Associate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Raymond James as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Ideal location, eating area, competitive pay and genuine kindness. Office culture is eccentric.

    Merge here! Life is a Journey not a Destination.
    Typical day flies by the seat of your pants. Management loves you and is not afraid to show it. Keep an eye out for the nuances as it may not seem like it. Be sure to reciprocate! Plenty of opportunities and offers to advance whether you like it or not. Co-workers are a mixed bag of goodies. So sweet, they will give you cavities. Hardest part is learning the info, software and processes. Keep at it and you will come out...on top. Watch out for the lightning quick sense of humour or you will miss it! Dorothy, you are not in Kansas anymore. Take a seat, stay and enjoy the ride to this road less traveled!

    Cons

    If they like you, they will keep you...forever! More training or job aids regarding processes and software learning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have an open mind. Not everything is what it seems.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Small town feel with Wallstreet power.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raymond James

    Pros

    This is a great company.

    Cons

    I don't really have any Con's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company Bad Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Raymond James full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company was fantastic, had a real sense of community to it, and a clear commitment to its roots and value statement. It made working there day to day bearable and almost enjoyable. There was a real feeling everyone was trying to do what was in the clients best interest.

    Cons

    Management held on to certain elements of culture and aspects of their structure that inhibit real career growth. Nepotism trumps merit, they are slow to react to new changes in the industry, and lack a real appreciation for their employees. Their salaries are behind the industry standard, their head quarters lacks amenities common in other companies (such as a gym or free cafeteria), and there is a general dissatisfaction amongst the employees because of this. When it was brought up to management their response was to throw pizza parties and dismiss the complaints. Their lack of response and genuine concern coupled with the fact that nepotism makes advancement almost impossible unless you are next in line makes a long term future there difficult to envision for anyone. When I was there people either came in and left after 2-4 years or were there for 30 years. Sadly their position and rank had nothing to do with their work or experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on merit based career development, reduce your overhead and redundancies in staff by streamlining processes with technology and use those funds to pay your employees better. Start by using a basic investment to improve amenities. Its great you have art throughout the building but that doesnt compare to a company offering a gym, transport benefit, and free food.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    RJ

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Raymond James full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Stable company that supports employees any way it can.

    Cons

    Defined structure of employment will need exceptional effort to move from one strata to another

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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