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St. James's Place Wealth Management Reviews

Updated January 20, 2018
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Pros
  • Great people, great offices, great benefits and a real passion for working together to get things done (in 3 reviews)

  • Fun challenging work environment abroad (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • A young person said to me on joining; "nothing much changes in SJP" with his head bowed with a mild look of submission on his face (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Brilliant company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Partner in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Partner in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The ethos behind St. James's Place is extremely good. Client/Partner relations are supberb therefore a very high level of client and Partner retention.
    Supberb information sources from company and fund managers. Strongly believe in SJP's processes and looking after its clients. Would recommend to anyone

    Cons

    IT systems need updating as slow and keep crashing.

    Advice to Management

    Need to update PROMS and IT systems


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great all around company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cirencester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cirencester, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working culture with exciting and interesting work. Good work life balance resulting in a highly motivated work team and management.

    Cons

    The pay packet. But being based outside London the salary is ok, however to attract bright high achievers management must go further to get them to consider leaving the city.

    Advice to Management

    If the management want to push the staff then reward them better compared to the industry. Overall the management are exceptional, willing to listen to their employees.

  3. Helpful (12)

    "Old Boys Club"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at St. James's Place Wealth Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great business model to succeed in the PWM space. Good insight into the PWM world of London.

    Cons

    "Partners" are essentially sales sharks. There are no HR processes to help out employees that are working with these partners, which allow a free reign for SJP partners to sometimes misuse their position of authority to treat their staff poorly.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "A great workplace environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    SJP is the kind of company that you love going to work because the workplace environment is amazing. Co-workers are friendly and very helpful. At SJP everyone definitely works very hard and everyone is committed to there business and their clientele, however, the company culture is very friendly and approachable

    Cons

    While people are friendly and approachable you have to be the first mover. Once you integrate yourself into the social dynamics it is very open, but at first it can be a challenge. It would have been better is management pushed a little harder and guided you a little more.

    Advice to Management

    Guide and mentor new employees more.


  5. "Excellent Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at St. James's Place Wealth Management full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    SJP is a fast moving business and it allows its employees to take responsibility at an early stage in their careers. It is a very inclusive place to work and the senior management genuinely care about the welfare of their staff. You feel very much part of team.

    Cons

    Its easy to get sucked into working very hard - mostly because you are enjoying it. But it important to remember the work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    wanting to constantly move forward is great and very inspiring. But it can be frustrating when decisions change at the last minute.


  6. "Business Development for VCT"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - --- Select --- in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - --- Select --- in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    room to self-develop and very hands on job

    Cons

    taking advantage of self employed contracts

    Advice to Management

    work to improve staff morale and satisfaction of employers


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company but room for improvemnts"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at St. James's Place Wealth Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people across the company. Due to the size of the company, you get to know a lot of people from different departments. The company does try very hard to support you as a new starter and you feel valued at the company. Great charitable foundation set up and always try to get staff involved, usually a good turn out and good fun at the charity events.

    Cons

    very little to no structure in the way teams are required to deliver projects, projects are always required to be delivered when the most senior staff demands it and always feels rushed.
    No development program or career development support. Pay package much below their competitors.

  8. "CNA"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNA in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - CNA in Columbus, GA

    Pros

    Friendly environment , easy to fit in, great staff, feels like a home, easy work, laid back

    Cons

    no room for advancement, stepping stone for better positions,


  9. Helpful (2)

    "SJP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Good opportunity for people with little or no expertise to gain a good client book if you are with the right partnership

    Cons

    -Lack of salary, all the drawbacks of being self employed with less of the benefits due to the percentage SJP takes.
    -This is a sales organisation, you will not gain much investment expertise.


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun challenging work environment abroad

    Cons

    Difficult to communicate with foreign clientele


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