Raymond James & Associates

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Raymond James & Associates Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
112 Reviews
3.7
112 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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 an 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
  3.  

    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 an 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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  5.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    The company has a very good culture

    Cons

    Pay could be a little more generous

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Great place to work

    • 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 part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have the best back office support of any brokerage firm I've worked. Great firm to work if you are established in the business. The culture is amazing, feels like you have the freedom to run your business the way you want. Not constant change like I have experienced at other firms.

    Cons

    They need to continue to get their name out in the west coast but other than that I have no bad things to say about this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management is very down to earth. On your birthday you will get a hand written card from the President :)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Clique atmosphere

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

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

    Pros

    Insurante benefits only. Salary is very low compared to what you do on a daily basis and compared to other firms.

    Cons

    if your not part of the clique then you will not get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes people are not the answer. Stop punishing those who speak up with false and damaging reviews. You'll retain quailty employees instead of having to hire a new group every quarter

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Project Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    great learning opportunities. great in house classes. great benefits

    Cons

    micro-management by some mangers. no at-a boys for job well done. Never talked to anyone higher then my manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust the employees to do their jobs and don't follow every step they make

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Summer Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raymond James & Associates

    Pros

    Lots of intelligent people
    Ability to work hard is recognized

    Cons

    departments seem less connected to each other than expected

  11.  

    Category Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Raymond James & Associates full-time

    Pros

    You have the ability to determine how you would like to manage your program as there are few to none actual standard operating proceedures. Access to senior executives is relatively easy. You are recognized for performance. I believe the company is in the midst of a changing culture which is a good thing.

    Cons

    Lack of proceedures also means everyone does a similar job differently so it can be confusing to the end users. Compensation is average at best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work from home is not consistent and should be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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