Raymond James & Associates Reviews

Updated April 8, 2015
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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. Sales and Service Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Ability to interact with multiple clients daily
    wonderful and successful cross training
    empowered to learn more

    Cons

    job security at he branch level

    Advice to Management

    room for improvement with transtions

  2. Very pleased. Great benefits.

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    Current Employee - Trade Support Associate in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Trade Support Associate in Southfield, MI

    I have been working at Raymond James & Associates full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Can be a fun environment to work in.

    Cons

    Most jobs opportunities are in Florida.

    Advice to Management

    More advance opportunities in Florida office.

  3. Financial Advisor

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Nashville, TN

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, wonderful supportive people

    Cons

    tough job, prospecting is just a nightmare unless highly connected.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up

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  5. Investment made in employees

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raymond James & Associates (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid travel training for inside branch employees

    Cons

    More open interaction needed with top management

    Advice to Management

    Break down the walls blocking open comminication for employees

  6. meh,

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raymond James & Associates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    very Hard to be fired

    Cons

    very conservative, no way anything new will be tried, nothing will be changed

  7. Decent company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raymond James & Associates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good company to work for, average benefits, good career growth possibilities if you work in the home office.

    Cons

    No consistency in policy between associates in same department. Lack of communication between departments.

  8. Overall favorable & rewarding.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Raymond James & Associates full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The firm is growing, stable, fiscally sound, has good diversification of financial products, etc. The people for the most part are bright, energetic and hardworking.

    Cons

    The firm has expanded rapidly in size in recent years and the hiring/infrastructure/systems have not kept pace with that growth, so employees are doing the work of many -- and a work-life balance is lacking.

    Advice to Management

    The firm's focus (rightly so) is on the financial advisers and other income-producing individuals and teams. There is need for greater (and more transparent) communication from senior leadership to the departments that support those revenue producers.

  9. Close family culture

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

    I have been working at Raymond James & Associates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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

  10. Great place for growth and opportunity.

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    • 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

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

    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 Management

    Keep supporting employees and their goals.

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor

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

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

    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 Management

    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.

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