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
17 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    GREAT COMPANY

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    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
  2.  

    Intern

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    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
  3.  

    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

    I worked at Stifel Financial full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
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    Stifel

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stifel Financial

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, fast growing company

    Cons

    Starting pay is too low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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 (more than an 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
  7.  

    Good but no advancement.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stifel Financial as a contractor (less than an 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
  8. 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

  9.  

    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
  10. 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 (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
  11. 2 people 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 (more than an 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

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