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St. James's Place Wealth Management Reviews

Updated 28 Jun 2019

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3.7
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83%
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St. James's Place Wealth Management CEO Andrew Croft
Andrew Croft
16 Ratings
Pros
  • "Inclusive culture, SJP foundation, hours and location(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good work-life balance and office atmosphere(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "SJP UK, and as an Asia Partner you find yourself wishing that we had as developed of a proposition as in the UK(in 7 reviews)

  • "Outdated IT system in head office(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Cirencester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, everyone is very friendly. Pretty open to new ideas and new ways of working. Work/life balance is good.

    Cons

    Parking isn't great. Some of the internal systems are a bit old. Seem to outsource a lot of services that could be done in house; having more control and saving money.

    St. James's Place Wealth Management2019-06-28

    St. James's Place Wealth Management Response

    July 4, 2019Recruitment Operations

    Thank you for a great review!

  2. "A place to learn fast"

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    Current Employee - Trainee Advisor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great place to learn

    Cons

    remuneration can vary massively even between people in the same roles and equal experience

    Advice to Management

    Remember the support staff

    St. James's Place Wealth Management2019-06-13

    St. James's Place Wealth Management Response

    July 4, 2019Recruitment Operations

    Thank you for a great review!

  3. "Toxic work atmosphere"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Promotions 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary for location. Lots of free things

    Cons

    Toxic atmosphere, very archaic in their approach to work.

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture

    St. James's Place Wealth Management2019-06-12
  4. "God dam awful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. James's Place Wealth Management

    Pros

    There aren’t any working for Rosebank

    Cons

    Principal who intimidates and shouts at her staff, she is shocking !!!

    Advice to Management

    Retire and leave people alone!

    St. James's Place Wealth Management2019-06-26
  5. "Administration"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company events. Good community spirit. A lot of money raised for charity.

    Cons

    Slow progression and poor IT system. Compliance a little flippant.

    St. James's Place Wealth Management2019-05-03
  6. "St James Place Interview"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Good work-life balance and office atmosphere Charitable focus

      Cons

      Outdated IT system in head office

      St. James's Place Wealth Management2019-04-12
    • "Title"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Bonus is good if the company hits it targets, 10% non-contributory pension, staff are friendly and welcoming

      Cons

      Salary is terrible (bands not clear or advertised), progression is unclear

      St. James's Place Wealth Management2019-04-25
    • "Secretary"

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      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at St. James's Place Wealth Management full-time

      Pros

      Employer pension contribution is very good.

      Cons

      Mundane workload, limited opportunity to think for yourself.

      St. James's Place Wealth Management2019-04-23
    • "Field Management"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Product people history values team

      Cons

      Local contracts wages local employe treatment.

      St. James's Place Wealth Management2019-04-12
    • "Good company, unlimited earnings (potential) poor admin & support processes."

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      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...

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      Advice to Management

      Would be nice if management would cascade new advice enquiries to your junior wealth managers and offer orphan clients to new advisors rather than focusing on new advisors tapping into their friends and family network to becoming wealth clients. SJP are very eager to stress the importance of your network but offer zero by way of qualified lead support. This places untold stress on new advisors and forces them into often...

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      St. James's Place Wealth Management2019-04-11
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