St. James's Place plc

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St. James's Place plc Reviews

Updated June 6, 2014
Updated June 6, 2014
5 Reviews
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St. James's Place plc CEO and Director David Bellamy
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  1.  

    Excellent Company to work for

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

    I worked at St. James's Place plc full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    SJP is a fast moving business and it allows its employees to take responsibility at an early stage in their careers. It is a very inclusive place to work and the senior management genuinely care about the welfare of their staff. You feel very much part of team.

    Cons

    Its easy to get sucked into working very hard - mostly because you are enjoying it. But it important to remember the work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wanting to constantly move forward is great and very inspiring. But it can be frustrating when decisions change at the last minute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great workplace environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at St. James's Place plc

    Pros

    SJP is the kind of company that you love going to work because the workplace environment is amazing. Co-workers are friendly and very helpful. At SJP everyone definitely works very hard and everyone is committed to there business and their clientele, however, the company culture is very friendly and approachable

    Cons

    While people are friendly and approachable you have to be the first mover. Once you integrate yourself into the social dynamics it is very open, but at first it can be a challenge. It would have been better is management pushed a little harder and guided you a little more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Guide and mentor new employees more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old Boys Club

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

    I worked at St. James's Place plc full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great business model to succeed in the PWM space. Good insight into the PWM world of London.

    Cons

    "Partners" are essentially sales sharks. There are no HR processes to help out employees that are working with these partners, which allow a free reign for SJP partners to sometimes misuse their position of authority to treat their staff poorly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great all around company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cirencester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cirencester, England (UK)

    I worked at St. James's Place plc

    Pros

    Great working culture with exciting and interesting work. Good work life balance resulting in a highly motivated work team and management.

    Cons

    The pay packet. But being based outside London the salary is ok, however to attract bright high achievers management must go further to get them to consider leaving the city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the management want to push the staff then reward them better compared to the industry. Overall the management are exceptional, willing to listen to their employees.

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  6.  

    Brilliant company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Partner  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Partner in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at St. James's Place plc

    Pros

    The ethos behind St. James's Place is extremely good. Client/Partner relations are supberb therefore a very high level of client and Partner retention.
    Supberb information sources from company and fund managers. Strongly believe in SJP's processes and looking after its clients. Would recommend to anyone

    Cons

    IT systems need updating as slow and keep crashing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to update PROMS and IT systems

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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