Stifel Financial

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Stifel Financial Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
81 Reviews
3.7
81 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great starting point

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    • 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Internal Audit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Very good community and team atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Advancement opportunities limited.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Associate Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Stifel Financial full-time (more than an 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
  6.  

    Great experience, would recommend for anyone

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    • 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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    Registered Client service associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Client Services Associate
    Current Employee - Registered Client Services Associate

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

    Pros

    Great people with great values

    Cons

    It's customer service and it'll be a while before you move up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Depending on which office you work out of, you may have a great experience or a very very bad one. Management problems.

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

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

    Pros

    There are some great middle management people. But you must find them.There are also some managers that should not even be in the business and have no place in any kind of management role. And they are allowed to continue problematic managing or absentee managing due to poor oversight by higher ups.

    Cons

    Poor compensation. Very poor oversight of mismanaged branches. Employee benefits are not great. Overall not a great experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management must supervise branches better and listen to employees. There are many unhappy people and you are losing great individuals, both sales and support staff, because of mismanagement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to start financial career

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

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

    Pros

    Good brokerage experience, nice to get a chance to speak to many financial advisors and learn the business from operations point of view and other points of view.

    Cons

    Have to wait too long to move into different positions. Felt like the proverbial cog in the wheel most days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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