Stifel Financial

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Stifel Financial Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
84 Reviews
3.4
84 Reviews
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Ronald J. Kruszewski
19 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.  

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

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    • 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
  2.  

    Good place to start financial career

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    • 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
  3.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • 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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  5.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stifel Financial as an intern

    Pros

    Solid company, helpful management, FA's were great to work for

    Cons

    cold calling, boring down time if there wasn't project to work on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better balance between cold calling and analysis

  6.  

    Summer Intern

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    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Chico, CA
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Chico, CA

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

    Pros

    Awesome office culture, Flexible work schedule, Good in-office perks, great networking possibilities, good learning environment, cool summer intern project of your choice, good pay

    Cons

    Working hours per week are too low, It gets pretty slow at times, learning experiences can be limited, sometimes there is not enough work for me to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find, or help find the interns more work to do in the office

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equity Research Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Equity Research Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good people, nice location, I learned a lot and loved it

    Cons

    Pay was low for an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good firm with great back office support

    Former Employee - Investment Executive in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Investment Executive in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    Strong company with a very good back office

    Cons

    its a good firm but the compensation grid is not as good as some alternative firms

  9.  

    Good company, could use some reorganizing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stifel Financial full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of smart people that work there

    Cons

    So many mergers and acquisitions without reorganizing effectively

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nepotism

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Services Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Client Services Associate in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Almost every Friday you got to wear jeans--if that does it for you
    Free food around the holidays
    Small HQ--you will know everybody

    Cons

    No advancement unless you are related to someone--There are so many brother/sister, mother/son, aunt/cousin relationships here it is hard to get on a good career path unless you know someone. The pay is WAY under the industry average. If you are a man, you will get promoted, just flirt your way up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your good people, they are all leaving for more pay and more opportunities. I saw so many great employees leave for better careers because some broker's slacker kid got a $50,000/year job handed to them right out of college, while a great employee with experience and a degree was passed over.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Brokers at Stifel

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President - Investment Banking in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Vice President - Investment Banking in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Make insane amounts of money.

    Cons

    Company policy encourages brokers to invest agressively and often in risky investments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look out for the clients interest more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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