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Raymond James Financial Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance with ability to work remotely as needed (in 41 reviews)

  • Boss is great and work environment is upbeat (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • As with all banking, the work life balance is tough but RJ is much more reasonable than most of its peers (in 12 reviews)

  • Long hours and low pay for the experience everyone had (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "This is a great company for long-term employment prospects."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They care about the well-being of their associates and there are many opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to other firms and it takes too long to hire qualified candidates.

    Advice to Management

    Help HR revamp their processes.


  2. "sr vice president"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President/Senior Account Executive in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Former Employee - Vice President/Senior Account Executive in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small client centric employee friendly culture. Unique in the brokerage business to have respectful communications between employees. Good benefits. General a great place to work.

    Cons

    growing rapidly which is putting pressure on resources and culture. It some instances they are to risk adverse and turn away more aggressive investors.

    Advice to Management

    maintain the small client centric employee friendly culture which is being tested by the companies rapid growth. Stay unique and do not become another me too bulge bracket firm

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance with ability to work remotely as needed. Positive culture with numerous leadership and development classes offered.

    Cons

    Paid vacation time is not competitive nor is salary.


  4. "Paralegal III"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot, they always encouraged professional development.

    Cons

    Once salary cap is reached, impossible to get more.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible and collaborate more with teams.


  5. "Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Operations in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raymond James Financial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great back-end benefits with ESOP, and Profit Sharing

    Cons

    Limited growth potential and long hours (low work/life balance)


  6. "Office Manager"

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    Current Employee - Office Manager/Sales Assistant in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Office Manager/Sales Assistant in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Raymond James Financial (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent professionalism with very helpful support staff.

    Cons

    Location for training is to far for more training opportunities for me personally.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Business Application Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, excellent medical, profit sharing and 401k contributions annually. Work play work culture. Flexible with time.

    Cons

    Old technology, lack of technology. In house methods done manually. Slow to change or implement anything. Favoritism due to lifers with 20+ years.

    Advice to Management

    Use outside companies for software, technology, strategy. Don't try to reinvent the wheel for processes. Use successful and proven vendors to enhance RJ. Focus on culture and business, let professionals create software, and other tools.

  8. "Horrible Company"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Receive a paycheck and health benefits.

    Cons

    60 percent of the company is Indian, 20 percent is Russian, 15 percent of the US employees never worked company. Im in the remaining 5 percent which have worked for other financial firms nad know how bad Raymond James is... Inefficient, ineffective leadership. If you live in Tampa it makes sense but DO NOT move here for a position with RJ. I guarantee you'll regret it a feel like you're in another country.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a few Americans. I would give negative stars if I could. They should be greatful RJ is the only game in town. If a company operated like this in NYC they would loss all of their quality employees


  9. "Mid-market Bank Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Work directly with high level management both at Raymond James and at client companies.

    Cons

    Low regard for any personal time / vacation / weekends


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to work but......."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Project Specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people to work with, benefits are great, lots of free lunches throughout the year

    Cons

    I have been severely under paid for years.

    Advice to Management

    Budget for better morale in your department costs. Happy Employees should be a high priority.


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