Smith & Williamson Reviews

Updated Aug 30, 2021

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Smith & Williamson Co-Chief Executives David Cobb & Kevin Stopps
David Cobb & Kevin Stopps
39 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good working culture, work life balance(in 16 reviews)

  • "Great people / 'family-like' environment(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Some areas are outdated and old fashioned(in 16 reviews)

  • "No concept of a work life balance(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great

      Jun 15, 2021 - Administrative in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team to work with.

      Cons

      None that I can think of.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Carrots and sticks

      Aug 30, 2021 - Senior Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good training ground and good colleagues

      Cons

      Have a cracking reputation for promising lots of things but delivering very few.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Jun 13, 2021 - Tax Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart people and fast growing company.

      Cons

      The culture varies quite a lot depending on which office you work in.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Audit

      Jun 11, 2021 - Chartered Accountant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people, the progression, variety of work

      Cons

      Work life balance is awful!

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work but…

      May 16, 2021 - IT Deptarment - Server Administrator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team and people are generally very friendly

      Cons

      Need to invest in technology and not much room for progression

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Positives and Negatives

      May 4, 2021 - Investment Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance, friendly environment.

      Cons

      Opaque remuneration & career progression.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great culture

      Apr 19, 2021 - Senior Business Analyst in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flat structure, investment in people and business

      Cons

      No training, well behind industry standards

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company to work for

      Mar 12, 2021 - Paraplanner in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Flexibility - Team Culture - Learning

      Cons

      - Salary progression -Bonuses - Knowledge sharing

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      good place to work

      Mar 9, 2021 - Trainee Accountant in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good team environment for a large company

      Cons

      low pay and no overtime

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Ok company

      Mar 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary and benefits, nice offices

      Cons

      Hierarchy of staff and rank pulling can be a factor which is uncomfortable. No real team atmosphere as a whole

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