Stifel Financial Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2020

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3.7
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Stifel Financial Chairman, President, & CEO  Ronald J. Kruszewski (no image)
Ronald J. Kruszewski
115 Ratings
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Significant growth and expansive platform"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stifel Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Firm is in growth mode, adding senior bankers, capabilities, and acquiring opportunistically. Cost discipline is not a major focus, though the firm is conservative by banking standards; lifestyle is very good for banking.

    Cons

    Firm's reputation as a lower middle market firm is a bit of a hindrance to securing larger mandates but capabilities are all in place to serve clients and move up market.

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  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Stifel Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great environment and challenging job

    Cons

    Nothing except busy hours vary

  3. "Opportunity for advancement"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Team in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stifel Financial full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    If you work hard and are reliable there is a lot of opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Coworkers that figure out how to work the system to do little work yet remain employed.

  4. "Bottom of the barrel BD firm"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stifel Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits Brand recognition Large company

    Cons

    Pay Lack of transparency Little opportunity for growth Management

  5. "Quality assurance"

    4.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Analyst 

    I have been working at Stifel Financial full-time

    Pros

    Best work culture, technology, community

    Cons

    No work from home facility

  6. "Good stuff"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Stifel Financial full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This is a great group that is very engaging

    Cons

    It is difficult to find reliable public transportation to the office

  7. "Good firm"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at Stifel Financial full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company is growing and has good financials

    Cons

    The technology is somewhat dated

  8. "Good place to work. Good benefits."

    4.0
    Former Employee - Investment Research Analyst in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Stifel Financial full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice people. Good benefits. Good place to work.

    Cons

    Pay was average or below standard at the time.

  9. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Stifel Financial full-time

    Pros

    Learned a lot from team of advisors

    Cons

    Very slow paced at times

  10. COVID-19
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    "Stifel's Deplorable Response to the Pandemic"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Stifel Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I do not have any positives.

    Cons

    Stifel has said that people going back to work in office is “voluntary” for when employees feel comfortable. This isn’t true. There is no “voluntary” part about it. We have not been given a choice; they just tell us we need to come back to the office. In fact, management has told us that if we want to continue working from home, then Stifel isn’t the place for us. During this pandemic, management has encouraged employees to express any concerns. However, when we do so, the response is basically an argument as to why our concerns aren’t valid. Management has told employees not to talk to other employees about COVID or the testing done at Stifel. They are trying to suppress information as to not “scare employees.” Other notes: -Extreme lack of communication -1 day notice to work from home -3 days’ notice to go back into the office -Completely skipped the promotional period without a word -In no way reimbursed or alleviated parking expenses during time we must work from home -Disregard for employees’ health/safety/concerns -Kept workers in office until employees were showing symptoms and being tested for COVID-19 -Sending workers back into the office before they’re comfortable with it

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