Stifel Financial
3.4 of 5 71 reviews
www.stifel.com Saint Louis, MO 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 7, 2014

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Ronald J. Kruszewski

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66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "great people, good environment to work in if you are going to live in st"
    in 5 reviews
  • "ok work/life balance, more chilled out than most other ibanks on the street"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Low pay in comparison to other banks, but perks outweigh the con"
    in 5 reviews
  • "very political, opportunities for advancement are tough, very bureaucratic and people pull rank on you all of the time, benefits are poor"
    in 3 reviews
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    GREAT COMPANY

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSmart people - cohesive executive team

    ConsComp is lower than many

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare strategic vision

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Operations Processor II (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsEasy to get a job. Only an associates degree is necessary for hire. Was fun to work with the various branches.

    ConsIn operations, you start at 30k salary. Critical atmosphere--headphones were banned while data entering. Office is loud and voices carry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOperations staff micromanages and critical about the darndest things. Communcation is poor.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting....

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStable company and continues to grow internationally

    Conspolicies outdated, horrible benefits, low compensation

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat company. I was still in school while interning and everyone made me feel like part of the team.

    ConsNot really any cons for the internship. The pay was low but many internships don't pay at all, and the experience was invaluable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Most People Under Paid...Only a Select Few Get Fair Comp

    Investment Banking (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Proslaid back, Midwest culture. Strong middle market focus...but only really care about public equity and debt opportunities

    ConsUnder paid...unless you are one a few select people. Only really care about public equity and debt opportunities

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat atmosphere, fast growing company

    ConsStarting pay is too low

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Meh

    Investment Banking Analyst (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    Prosok work/life balance, more chilled out than most other ibanks on the street. fellow analysts are mostly good people, nice office space

    Consbonus level way below street, nickle-and-dimes employees on expenses, poor upward mobility, exit ops are limited unless you're in a group with good dealflow

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good but no advancement.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benifits poor mangement staffing.

    ConsUndecide on business pratice.can't make decison in timly matter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation your good work for the the work they do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor morale

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat back office and close to home

    ConsLack of opportunity and pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementConnect more with support staff

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    Great executive leadership but department wasn't managed well.

    Accountant (Former Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsNot too big, not too small. IT department is responsive. Great bonuses. Good work hours and conditions. The department I was in had a great open door environment. You were free to talk to coworkers and had adequate help when needed. Very relaxed. Office was physically nice.

    ConsThe department was bloated. They would hire people even though many of the incumbents didn't have enough work to do. Direct supervisor wouldn't give additional responsibilities despite being asked for them many times. He was a micro manager and would email me request to do something that would take less than a minute to do because he had already done 99% of the work already. The department needed to be restructured.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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