St. James's Place Wealth Management Reviews

Updated 8 Aug 2020

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St. James's Place Wealth Management Chief Executive Andrew Croft
Andrew Croft
22 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good company, unlimited earnings (potential) poor admin & support processes."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wealth Manager in Leeds, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at St. James's Place Wealth Management full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Huge amount of knowledge, infrastructure and e-learning to increase your client facing knowledge, prestige firm, unlimited earning potential if you have the right network to support it. Pays to be self reliant and highly motivated.

    Cons

    Poor support in the early stages. The mentor system is a joke - most senior advisors volunteer to do this because they receive a £4000 bonus if the junior advisor meets year 1 target, but the actual mentoring is non-existent. I was largely left to fend for myself and learn an FCA accredited role completely on my own via trial and error. Admin is a farce - you will use hundreds and hundreds of pounds of printer ink in this job, no exaggeration.

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  2. "Good place to work."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Student in Cheltenham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. James's Place Wealth Management full-time

    Pros

    Nice being outside of London.

    Cons

    Below market renumeration compared to market.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "A mixed bag"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Cirencester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at St. James's Place Wealth Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dynamic organisation, still growing rapidly so lots of opportunities. Posh Christmas Parties and Company events, if that's your thing!

    Cons

    Outdated culture with little understanding of equality and diversity. 20+ years behind most other FTSE 100 companies in this respect. Inflexible working arrangements make it hard for anyone with childcare/caring responsibilities to get on in the company. Chronic under investment in Head Office IT systems and Head Office staff in general, who are less valued than those in the field. Poor wages in comparison with other financial services companies. Literally the worst HR Department you will see anywhere.

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  4. "Paraplanner"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paraplanner in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at St. James's Place Wealth Management full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great community and flexible working hours

    Cons

    Weak support from head office, back office admin

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Employee review"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cirencester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. James's Place Wealth Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    St James's Place is a fantastic place to work if you are looking for a smart, professional and entrepreneurial environment to grow your career. The company has managed to retain a family atmosphere even though it has experienced record growth over the last few years which is something most companies struggle to maintain. The company also prides itself on its smart image which is very much reflected in how the Employees and Partners dress which is 'suited and booted'. The Charitable Foundation and community based projects are a huge part of the culture at SJP and is something all employees can get involved with.

    Cons

    There is limited free parking on site but if you arrive early enough this isn't a problem and all parking charges are reimbursed.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "I worked here and had a good time. A unique place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainee Financial Adviser in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. James's Place Wealth Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Highly motivated atmosphere with great reward for good work ethic and achievement, a great place to learn and experience the benefits of hard work

    Cons

    competitive environment can lead to over-stimulated staff under high pressure to meet sales targets and potentially risking company reputation.

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  7. "good"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. James's Place Wealth Management for more than a year

    Pros

    good place to work , very friendly

    Cons

    none as of yet to mention

  8. "Review"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Basingstoke, England

    I have been working at St. James's Place Wealth Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great training, you really learn from highly knowledgable people

    Cons

    Different benefits and rewards depending on what practice your based at

  9. "good"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at St. James's Place Wealth Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really good benefits - really good

    Cons

    Working hours are really good

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  10. "Trainee financial adviser"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee Financial Adviser in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. James's Place Wealth Management full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Extensive paths for progress throughout the company

    Cons

    long period to become qualified, but expected and laid out in interviews

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