Stifel Financial Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
75 Reviews

3.5
75 Reviews
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Ronald J. Kruszewski
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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.  

    Meh

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

    I worked at Stifel Financial full-time for more than a year

    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
  2.  

    Good but no advancement.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stifel Financial as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benifits poor mangement staffing.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation your good work for the the work they do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor morale

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stifel Financial

    Pros

    Great back office and close to home

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity and pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect more with support staff

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  5.  

    Great executive leadership but department wasn't managed well.

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    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Accountant in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Stifel Financial full-time

    Pros

    Not 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.

    Cons

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great starting point

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Stifel Financial full-time for more than a 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internal Audit

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    Former Employee - Internal Auditor  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Stifel Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None - there was nothing great about this company they did many thins just to get by.

    Cons

    First problem they report to Chief Compliance Officer
    All down hill from there..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Advancement opportunities limited.

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    Former Employee - Associate Analyst  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Associate Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Stifel Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great starting point to career in research. Well respected brand on Wall Street with a growing recognition. Office environment is extremely friendly.

    Cons

    Management has become disconnected from the associates and more involved in growing the company from the outside (acquisitions) as opposed to internal career development for existing associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more of a hands on approach to associate development as well as associate advancement. Associate advancement is tied too much to the success of the analyst and not the associates capabilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Very good community and team atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Stifel Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Enjoyable, encourages personal growth, independence to do your job. Ability to travel. Stifel FAs are driven and appreciate the home office, which makes supporting them enjoyable.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility, outdated technology (getting better), pay and benefits are very conservative. Small but growing broker dealer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to retain good talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience, would recommend for anyone

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    Current Employee - Wealth Management Intern
    Current Employee - Wealth Management Intern

    I have been working at Stifel Financial as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Like the culture, good exposure as an intern

    Cons

    Less opportunities on the east coast

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Summer intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stifel Financial

    Pros

    Friendly environment with smart, enthusiastic workers

    Cons

    Not an overly organized experience for interns

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