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Sterne Agee and Leach Reviews

Updated June 17, 2017
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  1. "Fixed Income Salesman"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fixed Income Salesman in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Fixed Income Salesman in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sterne Agee and Leach full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working enviroment, good managers

    Cons

    Small firm with small footprint in capital markets

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sterne Agee and Leach full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment. Good compensation

    Cons

    Poor communication from management on upcoming changes.

  3. "Quality enginner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sterne Agee and Leach full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good place to work life balanced

    Cons

    At this moment I do not have any comments

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "It is an okay place!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sterne Agee and Leach full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Senior Level Management is very receptive

    Cons

    Department Managers could use development and the company was purchased twice.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp your management with new innovative leaders and not just facilitators.


  5. "Margin Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Margin Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Margin Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sterne Agee and Leach (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great training and exposure to all areas of brokerage operations.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities, but it's a great place to start a career and move elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees to pursue licenses, designations, etc.


  6. "Complex"

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    Former Employee - Compliance Officer in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Compliance Officer in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable pay and benefits for the area

    Cons

    Stressful work environment and bad management depending your area


  7. "Vice-President"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President- Investments in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Vice President- Investments in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sterne Agee and Leach full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work independently, earning potential for brokers was generous, Upper management left brokers alone, access to product pipeline was strong. Sound management guidance during the 2008 crisis.

    Cons

    Wish I was still there.

    Advice to Management

    Remember Holbrooks legacy as he injected badly needed capital into Sterne when Sterne needed a capital infusion. He built a legacy of a firm and used his equity to help accomplish this feat.

  8. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pelham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pelham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sterne Agee and Leach (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was a great company until they sold

    Cons

    Company sold was a great company


  9. "IRA Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IRA Specialist in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - IRA Specialist in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sterne Agee and Leach full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great hours, nice place to work for

    Cons

    Company has been bought by Stifel and they will only be keeping a small group in Birmingham

    Advice to Management

    Too late company has already been sold


  10. "Good people, difficult management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Sterne Agee and Leach full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very bright and hardworking professionals.

    Cons

    CEO had sole control over major decisions and was very difficult to get decisions made.


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