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Raymond James Financial Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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Raymond James Financial CEO Paul C. Reilly
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  • As with all banking, the work life balance is tough but RJ is much more reasonable than most of its peers (in 11 reviews)

  • Low pay compared to competitors (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Overall great, but my location was not"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raymond James Financial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    RJ has a great internal support network. Most of your answers are a phone call away to a specific department.
    Plenty of options for movement internally if you're willing to relocate.
    Get lots of days off for major holidays

    Cons

    When the market is down, things can get crazy.
    If you work with bad people, you're stuck with bad people.
    Lots of repetitive tasks (if you consider that a bad thing)


  2. "Office Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Raymond James Financial part-time

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    None that I have about them

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Great Company - but varies locally by branch"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Registered Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raymond James Financial full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company and benefits. They truly care about their employees.

    Cons

    Many advisers are still stuck in the 70s mindset. You can have just as many licenses, education, and years of experience as them, but many consider and view you as a "secretary." You eventually get stuck in advancement opportunities at branch, unless you want to take leap to adviser position.

    Compensation is not up to par with competitors.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of success can be completed if advisers began using their resources (staff) in a more efficient manner. Too often time/talent is wasted and not utilized to the extent it could/should be.


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  5. "Great place for financial services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raymond James Financial part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great top management and organization overall

    Cons

    Outdated tech and CRM system


  6. "Empowers their Advisors"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raymond James Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the few firms that actually empowers their advisors to put their clients first and run their business in the best interest of their clients

    Cons

    No real cons as long as you know what industry your getting into....FINRA is the only real con

    Advice to Management

    Keep bringing out more great tools and resources


  7. "Family friendly atmosphere"

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

    I worked at Raymond James Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to launch a career. A number of smart people and long-timers with institutional knowledge to help out

    Cons

    new wave of senior leadership changed the company culture in a bad way


  8. "It was ok"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operational Risk Analyst II in Safety Harbor, FL
    Former Employee - Operational Risk Analyst II in Safety Harbor, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Raymond James Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The logistics of the buildings and food service was nice. The security of the buildings and parking lots were good.

    Cons

    The base salary and benefits were below average . There was no training for lower and middle management. Used to be a company who valued employees of all ages but eventually started to remove 50+ people.

    Advice to Management

    Value those 50+ individuals for their experience and look at promoting those that have the experience versus those that are favored.


  9. "Senior Director Technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raymond James Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable, family-oriented, good industry, professional, laid back

    Cons

    low wage, too conventional, lack of IT values

    Advice to Management

    IT is a strategic enabler and should be an integral part of the organization


  10. "..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Raymond James Financial full-time

    Pros

    Opens new positions close to the holidays

    Cons

    Overall the firm lacks strong leadership


  11. "Investment Banking Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raymond James Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a great office culture, especially for an investment bank. Company is growing and is different than most typical New York Investment banks

    Cons

    None in particular, overall good experience



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