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Stifel Financial Reviews

Updated May 28, 2017
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Ronald J. Kruszewski
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Pros
  • Stifel offers annual bonuses and great work/life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Great people to work with in the office, very friendly and felt like a part of the company within weeks (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay is not competitive for home office employees (in 5 reviews)

  • name recognition can be a problem at times (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stifel Financial (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a great place to work!

    Cons

    Entry level work on database.


  2. "Pretty Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent Salary
    Great Benefits
    Great Employee Incentives

    Cons

    Barely get to use PTO


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Stifel Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Stifel Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I cannot see a reason to work there.

    Cons

    Management seems to poorly understand leadership.


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  5. "Healthy workplace"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equity Research in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Equity Research in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Nice people
    Flexible work environment
    Management treats employees like family

    Cons

    Upward mobility limited
    Better to be in Baltimore, MD for career advancement
    Hours can be long, though that is expected

    Advice to Management

    Don't have any advice for management. They do a pretty good job of navigating a challenging market environment.


  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Medford, OR
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Medford, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stifel Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A company that values there employees

    Cons

    None really. It's a great place with great perks

    Advice to Management

    your doing fine


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great future at the company

    Cons

    Retirement benefits are not great


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Lackluster"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stifel Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people in my department were great to work with as well as surrounding departments. People generally wanted to help the company succeed

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, was way too political. Very few chances for advancement which seemed to rely more on who you know rather than your talent.

    Advice to Management

    Have a defined direction and stick to it. Often I felt as though the company had ADD and projects were dropped or picked up with no reason


  9. "Stifel"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Augusta, GA
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Augusta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment and culture. Great management, well-run company that puts clients first, and treats Advisors with trust and respect. Best research in the industry

    Cons

    it's an evolving industry, with increased regulatory challenges and fee compression. Expect future consolidation and moves to 'commoditize' the the advisory business.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great job. no change.


  10. "Benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President/Investments in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Vice President/Investments in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stifel Financial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company,good research, good pay scale

    Cons

    Not many locations, so traveling a distance

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Extremely unprofessional, childish behaviors with management team."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stifel Financial full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Back office help was great!
    Benefits were good .
    Bonus around the holidays was helpful

    Cons

    Training at branch levels needs to be implemented.
    Social hour for some management, as one manager did everything.
    HR is awful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your opinions to yourself even when you see employees being bullied and harrassed, it could cost you your job even if you feel its the right thing to do .


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