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St. James's Place Wealth Management Reviews

Updated 16 Oct 2019

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3.7
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69%
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St. James's Place Wealth Management CEO Andrew Croft
Andrew Croft
20 Ratings
Pros
  • "Furthermore, for the short duration of my time at SJP the work life balance was great(in 10 reviews)

  • "One thing I was particularly impressed by was the company's emphasis on a work-life balance(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lack of governance around 3rd parties who walk all over SJP(in 9 reviews)

  • "Outdated IT system in head office(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Aberdeen, Scotland
    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

    Great products and systems in place. Amazing culture has been developed at this company.

    Cons

    Constantly receive bad press from Sunday Times, a lot of which is false.

    St. James's Place Wealth Management2019-10-16
  2. "Fantastic Company"

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    Current Employee - Partner in London, 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

    Fantastic opportunity to build up your own business

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.

    St. James's Place Wealth Management2019-10-10
  3. "Self employed PA at Morrinson Wealth Management"

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    Current Employee - Personal Assistant - Self Employed in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have a job and people are nice

    Cons

    Awful pay for my experience, treated as employed

    Advice to Management

    Look after the team that help your highest performers. Without us, they wouldn’t make the money and you’d be struggling.

    St. James's Place Wealth Management2019-10-13
  4. "Good work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits package for company.

    Cons

    Long work hours and poor work life balance.

    St. James's Place Wealth Management2019-09-13
  5. "Working at SJP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good medical benefits and leave days

    Cons

    Inflexible hours and Minimal progression

    St. James's Place Wealth Management2019-09-25
  6. "Not great"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None it's awful no hope

    Cons

    Everything is bad end of

    Advice to Management

    Get help you're a mess

    St. James's Place Wealth Management2019-09-18
  7. "Fell out of love with the place"

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    Former Employee - Dogsbody 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. James's Place Wealth Management full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Charity arm is good, allow flexible working if you ask.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, red tape and outsource too many functions. Lack of governance around 3rd parties who walk all over SJP. Little to no career progression after a certain level. Poor pay compared to other companies

    Advice to Management

    Get the basics right, the rest will follow.

    St. James's Place Wealth Management2019-09-12
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic at getting you through the door, terrible when you're in."

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    Former Employee - Partner in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training workshops are brilliant. Systems and processes are good and the business has a fairly good reputation in the market place. SJP certainly looks and feels the part.

    Cons

    Before you're in, you're promised that SJP is everything you could hope for with endless support, good earnings potential and innovative thinking. When you're in, you're just another number, barely contacted by your so called manager and you have no idea whether what you're doing is right or wrong. If you read other partner reviews, most elude to broken promises. Support is very much aimed at the people who have... been in SJP for long periods and have larger clients banks (who don't want the support) and new people are ignored and told to 'sponsor bowls clubs'. Really underwhelming .

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    Advice to Management

    Be honest. SJP isn't right for everyone and frankly has too many partners to manage.

    St. James's Place Wealth Management2019-08-23
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Misleading"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in London, England
    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

    Really good exam support and workshops. Some of the people are really nice.

    Cons

    Self employed, told you will make lots of money. Lots of promises that don't materialise. If you want to do it make sure you have lots in savings as it could take up to five years to make a decent living. Awful computer systems and unqualified Paraplanners.

    Advice to Management

    Living in the past!

    St. James's Place Wealth Management2019-08-20
  10. "Company"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, great benefits and good culture

    Cons

    Money is a little on the low side

    St. James's Place Wealth Management2019-08-01
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