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KBW Reviews

Updated February 3, 2017
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KBW full-time

    Pros

    Pay was great, good mix of people

    Cons

    Lost in the shuffle


  2. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KBW full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well-known and respected company in FIG, small deal teams, and vast deal experience

    Cons

    Different culture than parent company, lack of respect for junior bankers (which is consistent within the industry)


  3. "Recruiting Manager"

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in Portsmouth, NH

    I have been working at KBW full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The money is very good and the management is very understanding when personal issues arise. Great coworkers and a very happy and friendly environment,

    Cons

    I can't think of too many cons... sometimes there are long hours but that is just the staffing industry as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to invest more into the recruiters who have been here for a while instead of just going and hiring new employees.


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    "Poor Management. Excellent Employees"

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at KBW full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team of smart people

    Cons

    Management was incompetent. Let top teams and individuals go
    Career path was capped and laid out. --> Not a meritocracy


  6. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing senior management and leadership

    Cons

    Some bad publicity a couple of years ago with the Chairman

    Advice to Management

    Keep the KBW name autonomous from Stifel, it has a strong reputation


  7. "An overall great experience, would recommend working here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    strong culture
    very good compensation
    i think its a great place to work, associates have a lot of responsibility, makes it more challenging for us

    Cons

    long hours
    a lot of work
    sometimes the work gets a bit boring, but there is mobility throughout the firm

    Advice to Management

    overall a great place to work


  8. "Skip it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company are big supporters of 9-11 and serve free lunch everyday

    Cons

    There really isn't a good middle management structure at all. Seems most are where they are because of who they became close with, not skill.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look into the money that is being throw away by over engineered processes


  9. "Positive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional, deeply committed to the industry

    Cons

    Small firm, growing its profile in HK



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