Sterne Agee and Leach Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Great company, wish I could retire here.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Sterne Agee and Leach (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Professional people. Good benefits. Good pay. Great location.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, but couldn't it always?? Bought by a company that will move most jobs.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Sterne Agee and Leach full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Birmingham HR very professional and friendly

    Cons

    Very regional firm, could not handle national expansion


  3. Director

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Sterne Agee and Leach full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Management lets you run your own business with little interference. Generally friendly and supportive co-workers. Most employees have a positive can do attitude.

    Cons

    There is a lot a favoritism. If you are not in your managers inner circle you will get significantly fewer resources.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time looking for ways to help employees maximize revenue for the firm rather than spending the majority of time trying to protect their position.


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  5. Average

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equity Research in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Equity Research in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sterne Agee and Leach

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

    Pros

    Growing company in a shrinking industry

    Cons

    compensation below industry average, apathy for junior staff


  6. A boutique investment banking firm with experienced personnel from attractive backgrounds within financial services.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sterne Agee and Leach

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong equity research analysts within financial services and consumer retail industries. The work environment is welcoming and more flexible than most brokerage shops on Wall Street.

    Cons

    Equity research product in need of improvement within certain verticals. Wealth Management arm slow to grow. Formal training not available to younger employees looking to grow foundation. Health insurance options very expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Focus should be on formal training, corporate structure and personal growth.


  7. Change in Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Sterne Agee and Leach

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

    Pros

    Good people and traders and good benefits

    Cons

    Management was ever changing and so were the account assignments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your word both written and spoken.


  8. Good Track Record

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sterne Agee and Leach

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good group of people with a strong history in the south. New management with potential to add growth in the coming years.

    Cons

    Not a very structured system for personal growth- no annual reviews, etc. Also, never a plan for the firms identity- Regional vs. National.


  9. OK

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

    I worked at Sterne Agee and Leach full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    nice people mostly easy environment

    Cons

    no firm direction, lack of leadership

    Advice to Management

    make a plan and then execute


  10. Helpful (1)

    Developer

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

    I worked at Sterne Agee and Leach full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I am not sure i have much to say here...

    Cons

    Team lead was not all that great, very ego centric

    Advice to Management

    We need more transparency


  11. Helpful (1)

    Too Old School

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Banking in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Banking in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Sterne Agee and Leach full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Long track record and notable name

    Cons

    40 years of the same CEO has led to an autocratic, mercurial, closed minded leadership. Led to the recent leadership shake up.

    Advice to Management

    Look to your leaders and don't override them with your own whims



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