Smith & Williamson Reviews

Updated 4 May 2021

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3.4
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Smith & Williamson Co-Chief Executives David Cobb & Kevin Stopps
David Cobb & Kevin Stopps
37 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  • "Some areas are outdated and old fashioned(in 16 reviews)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 3 years

      Great culture

      19 Apr 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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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Positives and Negatives

      4 May 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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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company to work for

      12 Mar 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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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      good place to work

      9 Mar 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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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company to work for

      10 Feb 2021 - Desktop Support in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Career opportunities, Management team seems to know what they are doing

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Ok company

      19 Mar 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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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company

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

      great people very friendly atmosphere

      Cons

      technology is not very good at all

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      S&W review

      26 Jan 2021 - Tax Trainee in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ability to work with clients from different industries

      Cons

      Lack of flexibility (improving due to covid)

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good upwardly mobile company

      23 Jan 2021 - Pensions Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits and great culture

      Cons

      career structure not as defined as it should be

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      TS&W

      18 Feb 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Taken over in Sep 2020 and new parent company has spent lots of cash on higher management positions

      Cons

      Await leaders tell those low down in the food chain what’s happening to their jobs, as company takeovers usually result in cost cutting

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