Raymond James & Associates

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Raymond James & Associates Reviews

Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
118 Reviews
3.7
118 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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  1.  

    Satisfactory for an internship while in college

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

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    It all depends on the advisors

    • 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 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -The company itself is solid and rewards its employees well during good years.
    -Allowance for customized approaches running an independent practice is great.
    -Great research tools.

    Cons

    -Unstable corporate support structure for independent teams.
    -Average at best technology.
    -A lot of red tape to conduct simple business.

    If you are working for a good, respectable advisor, it's a good gig outside of the three points above. If not, you are at the mercy of your direct report, who can and will expect you to work 60+ hours and make the job your life with little appriciation and lower pay than you would expect. Again, this depends on the advisor, but the company won't do anything to help the situation if the advisor is raking in the $$$.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye on shady and slave driving advisors, turnover should be a good indication of bad leadership, even if they are bringing in big dollars, ethics are important too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Raymond James has a great culture

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

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

    Pros

    • Asset managers hold ethics to a very high standard.
    • Managers are very intelligent.
    • Not cuthroat

    Cons

    • Less pay than other asset mgmt firms.
    • Some days might even be slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give interns more responsibility. Take some risks with them– and while they may mess up, they will likely produce more to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fixed Income Trader

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

    I worked at Raymond James & Associates full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Great colleagues.

    Cons

    Very rigid corporate structure. Risk-averse, 'by the book' mentality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Financial Advising Intern

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

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

    Pros

    The company has a very good culture

    Cons

    Pay could be a little more generous

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience. Not For Everyone

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

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

    Pros

    Money, money, and more money.

    Cons

    Ethical treatment of the public (auction rate securities) was simply terrible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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