Raymond James & Associates

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Raymond James & Associates Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
123 Reviews
3.7
123 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Most departments understand Work/Life balance and the level of work is just right (in 11 reviews)

  • good company with good benefits (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Recent changes in management have left many folks worried about their roles and their jobs (in 4 reviews)

  • Disconnect between senior management and employees (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place for growth and opportunity.

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

    I worked at Raymond James & Associates

    Pros

    You can advance quite fast if you are focused. There are mentors all of the firm waiting and willing to help. Management and peers support goals and review them often. Learned more here, than I have learned getting two degrees and plenty of certifications. It's all about what you want to get out of the experience. The more you put in, the more you get out.

    Cons

    If you are an introvert, it might take some time to progress. This company thrives on outgoing people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep supporting employees and their goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Close family culture

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

    I have been working at Raymond James & Associates

    Pros

    They emphasize how much the company culture means to them. This is certainly true

    Cons

    Need to be working at one of the corporate offices to have any room for growth for non-advisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid of offering corporate upward mobility to associates that don't work out of the home office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Another BD Throwing New Brokers Against the Wall and Hoping One or Two Stick

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor

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

    Pros

    Corporate training is so-so, and the facilities are top notch.

    Cons

    The end result is that if you're fresh off the boat, brand new in the business you've got MAYBE a one in 50 shot at making it. They promise you all the tools that you'll need to make it in the business, but in the end, you smile and dial and you fake it till you make it. A-Share Mutual funds and Variable Annuities with big nuts are the ONLY way you'll make it past year one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Com up with a training program that encourages mentor/apprentice relationship with a senior broker - with a strong potential for assumption of the book of business at a later time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Company in transition

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

    I have been working at Raymond James & Associates

    Pros

    Flexible hours kind branch co workers

    Cons

    No longer a small firm feel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get back to 1998

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent opportunity

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

    I have been working at Raymond James & Associates

    Pros

    Plenty of areas to explore and highly encourage employees to grow

    Cons

    Company is very big thus bureaucracy could hinge some changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More long-term commitment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Satisfactory for an internship while in college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Branch Marketing Assistant in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Intern - Branch Marketing Assistant in Newport Beach, CA

    I have been working at Raymond James & Associates as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    personal growth, worked well with a student schedule

    Cons

    no actual opportunity for promotions

  8.  

    Good experience

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

    I worked at Raymond James & Associates

    Pros

    Raymond james is a great company to work for; I interned in ECM at the firm during semester.

    Cons

    I think at a lot of firms the standard is that many interns receive full-time offers but for many internships none of the interns are extended offers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Southfield, MI

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

    Pros

    Good management team, and team work with colleagues.

    Cons

    I don't have any at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Raymond James & Associates

    Pros

    Conservative and customer service oriented

    Cons

    Need better technology to keep up with the growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Raymond James is a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant/Marketing Coordinator
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant/Marketing Coordinator

    I have been working at Raymond James & Associates

    Pros

    Conservative, room for growth, good benefits and vacation policy, many office locations

    Cons

    Conservative, average salary compensation, some technology issues

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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