Stifel Financial Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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Ronald J. Kruszewski
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance, as the place clears out around 4:30 or so (in 4 reviews)

  • Home office offers exceptional support to the local branches (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, few paths for growth in operations or compliance (in 6 reviews)

  • The pay is WAY under the industry average (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great Family Office Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Elkhart, IN
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate in Elkhart, IN

    I have been working at Stifel Financial part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Branch is able to retain relative autonomy and the company is still small enough to stay flexible and move quickly. HR, Compliance, and the Tech Help Desk are genuinely friendly and helpful...top notch equity research

    Cons

    Needs more structure for training - especially new FAs if to bring in more assets...but that will come with time and can have its own downsides...

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. Our team is really glad we made the switch to Stifel

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President Investments in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President Investments in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Stifel Financial full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Mid western work culture: positive, friendly, smart, and get it done.

    Cons

    Public can't pronounce name of firm.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going. You're doing it right.


  3. Recently acquired by Stifel. Well managed company!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Director
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Director

    I have been working at Stifel Financial

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Outstanding Research product. Excellent investment banking execution capabilities.

    Cons

    Not getting the respect they deserve, yet...


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  5. Stifel Financial....The Big Firm you have never heard of...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Private Wealth Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Private Wealth Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Stifel Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stifel is small, but it makes management very accessible.

    Cons

    The company is very focused on the bottom line. Getting expenses approved is very difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Provide managers in the field stronger tools to recruit.


  6. Best financial services firm in the country.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Investments
    Former Employee - Vice President Investments

    I worked at Stifel Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    freedom to pursue the clients best interests without pressure to suggest proprietary products plus an outstanding compensation program including deferred comp.

    Cons

    not the place for rookies due to a lack of an extensive training program. in addition, company has grown so quickly, the "family" atmosphere has faded

    Advice to Management

    keep growing


  7. GREAT COMPANY

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

    I have been working at Stifel Financial

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people - cohesive executive team

    Cons

    Comp is lower than many

    Advice to Management

    Share strategic vision


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great starting point

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Stifel Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small, up-and-coming mid-sized bank, with respectable name

    Cons

    Ops personnel aren't all that great

    Advice to Management

    Keep acquiring and growing, the name recognition is valuable


  9. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Stifel Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Opportunities at a great company

    Cons

    no cons to mention - totally satisfied

    Advice to Management

    no advice to give management- great job!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Financial independence

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Stifel Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Home office timeliness of support, access to research analysts and money managers, willingness to conduct due diligence to add new money managers, breadth of money managers and asset allocation programs, freedom to offer products and services without dictates from home office

    Cons

    Name recognition, advisor station applications are sometimes difficult to navigate


  11. Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Stifel Financial

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Well run financial firm
    willing to invest in the business with long term view
    will explore all options for growth, but willing to walk away from bad deal

    Cons

    401 match isn't very high

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work



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