SAMCO Reviews

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    S&T Investment Banking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Institutional Fixed Income Sales  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Institutional Fixed Income Sales in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at SAMCO

    Pros

    The management here is absolutely exceptional. SAMCO is a firm comprised of older, seasoned salespeople. They recently have been hiring younger salespeople in an effort to replace some people who are nearing retirement. They have hired 4 to date and expect to continue hiring.

    The support provided by more seasoned people is fantastic. Everyone is respectful of one another and there is a good flow of information/knowledge. The COO (JM) is the best manager I have ever met or worked for.

    SAMCO has high payout ratios in their commission structure. They do not pressure people to sell items in inventory. This is not a cut-throat firm.

    Cons

    Offerings tend to be smaller. They focus on BQ deals and Texas paper. They are trying to change this, hiring a new banker to focus on negotiated deals and doing some national sydicate deals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love working here and plan to stay long term. This is somewhere I can grow and be successfull, while having a good work life balance.

    Recommends
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    Underappreciated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head of Security (Supposed to BE Full-time)  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Head of Security (Supposed to BE Full-time) in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at SAMCO part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers, seasonal, flexibility, coworkers, a job

    Cons

    Disorganization, lack of communication, human resources, unqualified management, lack of training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget those who were always ready and willing

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at SAMCO

    Pros

    Exposure to client contact not likely to experience at larger firms, at least at the entry level. Also had the opportunity to work a broad range of sales responsibilities. This included statement analysis, monthly report writing, composition of marketing materials, etc..

    Cons

    No formal training program, but the Senior Managers all have 15+ years of experience in Public Finaance, so it's not like they need it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement some structured training and continuing education program.

    Recommends
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    Like working for the family business.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations and Compliance Officer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations and Compliance Officer in New York, NY

    I have been working at SAMCO

    Pros

    A public company with a small company mentality. I was as close to the people in Austin and Dallas as I was to those I worked with in NYC.

    Cons

    Business is slow for that market. But no layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide on business lines and see them through.

    Recommends

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