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Stifel Financial Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
74 Reviews

3.5
74 Reviews
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Ronald J. Kruszewski
14 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • great people, good environment to work in if you are going to live in st (in 5 reviews)

  • Decent program for associates with access to management, sales, and banking (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to intern & learn!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Garden City, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Garden City, NY

    Pros

    -friendliest staff I have EVER worked with
    -very relaxed schedule and assignments/projects
    -variety in work
    -treated like an employee
    -great learning experience - informative way to find out if the retail side of the financial industry is right for you!

    Cons

    -sometimes uneventful - there are days when there is not much work involved and an intern must be proactive in finding new assignments or entertain themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -have a list of projects for prospective interns before deciding how many to hire!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    Pros

    Corporate structure is very supportive which facilities growth at a great pace.

    Cons

    Industry relative stagnant technological growth because of security compliance concerns. Understandable but, needs to corrected to be able to compete effectively.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not for the long term

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Columbus, OH

    Pros

    They provide for educational opportunities.

    Cons

    Small work environment and not much support or flexibility for working mothers. There is no room for advancement. The pay is low compared to other companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Operations Processing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Processor II  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Operations Processor II in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Operations staff micromanages and critical about the darndest things. Communcation is poor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stable company and continues to grow internationally

    Cons

    policies outdated, horrible benefits, low compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    GREAT COMPANY

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart people - cohesive executive team

    Cons

    Comp is lower than many

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share strategic vision

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banking in New York, NY

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Stifel

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, fast growing company

    Cons

    Starting pay is too low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Meh

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    bonus 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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