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"Great work/home balance. People are friendly including most management."

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Petersburg, FL
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Petersburg, FL
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Work from home days, employees are friendly and that includes most of the mid-level management. Not a hard job for an average IT employee. Good learning available to learn the business. Not a lot of overtime. If you like art work, you can't beat RJ as every wall has paintings. Largest collection in the south east US. Stable company, no layoffs.

Cons

In IT (software engineers), learning about the business is not mentioned or pushed. Technical growth to keep up with the industry is severely lacking. Book shelves of IT books from the 90's. Many of the SE III an IV have never used design patterns. If you want some new technology, this is not the place. Very mainframe/waterfall mindset. Overall, good managers if they have a technical background. Otherwise, they do more harm than good.
No gym that is close by and no interest from the company in fixing that situation.
The good people stay for awhile, get bored then leave. Salary is below average.

Advice to Management

Get serious about IT training and that includes learning the business. When we do "lessons learned" take that knowledge and apply it. We keep making the same mistakes over and over. The new NE management's answer is to lower everyone's review a notch or two to send a message with no substance that has made it down to the people that do the work. Give us the opportunity to move forward with training and other perks to keep the good talent. Lowering everyone's review = much lower bonus/salary increase by itself is not going to work.

Other Employee Reviews for Raymond James Financial

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Work hard, and get paid less!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI

    Pros

    There is a feel of Job stability here.

    Cons

    No significant pay raise, and the work keeps doubling up.. 1st level management has no clue what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and they will take care of the company. The new Bell curve strategy to evaluate the employees does not make sense, unless you are trying to get rid of good people… as they will leave due to de-motivation.


  2. "Best Career Move"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very understanding of personal events, great additional compensation bonus, profit sharing, 401k, Employee stock purchase, etc., great environment, ample opportunities as long as you put in the necessary work and commitment.

    Cons

    Too Politically Correct, not impressed with certain recruiters (similar to High School Guidance Councelers), takes too long to build up vacation time

    Advice to Management

    More vacation

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