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Stifel Financial Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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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. "Stifel"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Good People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stifel Financial full-time

    Pros

    People work hard and are supportive.

    Cons

    Lack of sustained organizational leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Attempt to better communicate goals.


  3. "Benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Extremely unprofessional, childish behaviors with management team."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 .


  6. "Financial Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Stifel Financial full-time

    Pros

    You are basicly your own boss and you decide how much you make. The sky is the limit. Stifel has a great reputation in the industry.

    Cons

    Stifel has low name recognition in NC. Difficult to start out... most FAs don't make it. I have heard that 80% fail.

    Advice to Management

    Advertise so that people know the firm. Do everything else the same. Keep growing and offering great products to clients.


  7. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stifel Financial (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Environment and Professional Company

    Cons

    Low wages due to part time internship


  8. "PWM Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management was great, taught a lot and provided plenty of action items for interns

    Cons

    not a fan of pwm which is why i didnt accept full time offer

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. "VP - IB"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong M&A and equity capital markets capabilities

    Cons

    Limited debt capital markets capabilities

    Advice to Management

    No material advice to offer


  10. "Good place to run your practice your way"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Vice President/Investments in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President/Investments in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are Free to run your business as you wish without pressure on product or practice style, and You also have a deep research base to draw on.

    Cons

    Communication between departments can be less than ideal as multiple mergers over the years have created numerous components . Compliance is constantly becoming more of a chore... not that it is different anywhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Technology is aging and needs to move to the next level


  11. "Financial Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stifel is a good business partner to an FA. They allow you to do your own type of business. Administration is available and/or returns calls quickly.

    Cons

    Brand name not as well-know in the Northeast. Many restrictions on social media.

    Advice to Management

    Consider more opportunities in social media. That marketing and advertising could also help expose the brand of Stifel to more geographic locations.



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