Stifel Financial

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Stifel Financial Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
79 Reviews
3.7
79 Reviews
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Ronald J. Kruszewski
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • ok work/life balance, more chilled out than most other ibanks on the street (in 4 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Low pay in comparison to other banks, but perks outweigh the con (in 6 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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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Provide managers in the field stronger tools to recruit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best financial services firm in the country.

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    keep growing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to intern & learn!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Garden City, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Garden City, NY

    I worked at Stifel Financial as an intern (less than an year)

    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
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  5.  

    GREAT COMPANY

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

    I have been working at Stifel Financial

    Pros

    Smart people - cohesive executive team

    Cons

    Comp is lower than many

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share strategic vision

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intern

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

    I worked at Stifel Financial as an intern (less than an year)

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great starting point

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

    I worked at Stifel Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Ops personnel aren't all that great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep acquiring and growing, the name recognition is valuable

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience, would recommend for anyone

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

    I have been working at Stifel Financial as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Like the culture, good exposure as an intern

    Cons

    Less opportunities on the east coast

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Stifel Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Opportunities at a great company

    Cons

    no cons to mention - totally satisfied

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice to give management- great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Financial independence

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great Opportunity and Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Stifel Financial as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with excellent employees. Everyone is very friendly and upbeat. Great place to learn the ins and outs of the financial world.

    Cons

    Nothing bad about this experience. Overall great opportunity that I would highly recommend.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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