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SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Reviews

Updated February 2, 2019
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  • "Long hours and typical investment bank structure" (in 11 reviews)

  • "poor work/life balance at all levels" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people who care about their work.

    Cons

    The hours can be long


  2. "Small Team - No Structure"

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Makes an effort to create a good work environment

    Cons

    No real work process
    Hard to follow what managers want
    Some Incompetent Middle Managers

  3. "Taking care of Employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey full-time

    Pros

    Culture almost requires management to respect employees. Good work/life blance

    Cons

    They are a bank, so sometimes they don't consider employees' time given to the company when making decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Retain your talent!


  4. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work life balance, stability, and capable people

    Cons

    undeveloped leadership and suboptimal use of resources in terms of supporting individual and collective goal achievement


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not a forever job"

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

    I worked at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are very cool
    Hours- no more than 40/ week
    Learn a lot about finance and how to be financially literate

    Cons

    Alright, let’s be real. It’s a sales job. Managers say they aren’t focused on the sales but that’s all that they are truly focused on. You have to meet a sales goal every month or termination is a possibility.
    COLD CALLS. You’re expected to make 15-20 calls a day trying to sell unnecessary products like a credit card to already existing clients. And the leads are recycled so you’re literally calling the same people over and over each month.
    They lay people off here left and right. It doesn’t matter if you have been with the company for 15+ years

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the cold calling aspect. It’s a bank and that’s not the right way to go about getting people into the branch. Several clients have stated that they hate it.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Review for equity research division"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey full-time

    Pros

    Worked in equity research - experience varies greatly depending on your team. Generally, the people outside of your team are very easy to get along with. Pay was very good for a middle market bank. Management seems to be doing all the right things to make it in the dying industry of sell-side research. Associate has the opp to be promoted and pick up coverage if management likes you.

    Cons

    SunTrust is very cheap - they don't even pay for a holiday party; our director of research had to pay out of his own pocket. Not even a company paid coffee machine in the kitchen. Compliance is a massive pain - sometimes taken way too far.

    Advice to Management

    Controlling costs is one thing, but penny pinching at the cost of employee morale is another. We've got certain analysts getting paid 7 figures and you're skimping out on coffee machines... really?


  7. "Cut throat, Manipulation and Chaos"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey full-time

    Pros

    Its a beautiful building in Downtown Atlanta

    Cons

    Managers are very rude and don't care about their employees

    Advice to Management

    My advice will not mean anything

  8. "Investment Banker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and leadership team

    Cons

    None that I have observed at this point


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good culture; poor resource investment and mediocre compensation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The parent bank ( SunTrust) is very engaged with employees. Culture is friendly and inclusive. People are generally pretty good to work with.

    Cons

    A lack of resources (including people) to properly do your job and be competitive. Compensation is below average and not always equitable.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in resources to match our competition. Pay people based on success and not simply on not hitting unrealistic targets. Paying people down when we have a record year and do significantly better than competing firms is unacceptable and demoralizing.


  10. "Portfolio Management Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey full-time

    Pros

    Good work experience that helps transition to the PE space. Better hours than traditional IB.

    Cons

    Very political, you're "the analyst on the job" not a person. Portfolio management in itself is a cost center and frowned upon by the revenue driving groups.