Raymond James & Associates

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Raymond James & Associates Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
108 Reviews
3.6
108 Reviews
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Raymond James & Associates CEO Paul Reilly
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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 to work

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    • 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
  2.  

    Clique atmosphere

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    • 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
  3.  

    Project Analyst

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    • 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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    Category Manager

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    • 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
  7.  

    Great if you stay out of Operations

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    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company has a lot of room to move up or laterally and a wide variety of extracurricular activities. HQ has an art department and an associate art show. Lots of company sponsorships related to sports and charitable activities. Good benefits, OK pay. Overall a nice place to work.

    Cons

    There have been recent changes in management which completely changed the atmosphere in my department. I suddenly had to cope with the ugly end of a lot of favoritism. If management doesn't like you, no matter how well you have done in the past or how long, they will say horrible things about you in your review and make sure you can't move to another department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that this is not junior high. It is not good for anyone, on any level, to be spiteful or play favorites. Be honest and do what is best for the company, not just your buddies.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for!

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

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, nice people, challenging projects and great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Time-management (balancing multiple projects at once with limited availability).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Raymond James & Associates as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Raymond James has a great culture and is a great place if you're looking for a steady job working with generally very nice people. They also tend to promote from within which is great if you're hoping to move up.

    Cons

    Raymond James tends to be slightly lower than the average salary for positions albeit makes up for it with plenty of advancement opportunities and a steady job environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the same.

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

    I have been working at Raymond James & Associates full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, vacation and sick time accrual, no issues with upper management/senior

    Cons

    Not easy to move up, conflicting information at times, the culture has changed, middle management is confusing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Sales Assistant in Daytona Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Registered Sales Assistant in Daytona Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, regular pay increases annually

    Cons

    Limited advancement options in local branch offices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Complex structure hinders operational staff by adding additional steps not needed with indicvidual on site management . The ability to work one on one with an on sight manager that is aware of all the influences positive and negative within a branch office can not be understated. Sales associates continue to be given more weight than operational staff eventhough operational staff do most of the day to day tasks that maintain client accounts and relationships.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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