Just saw an article with Paul being interviewed and him claiming that RJ is going to invest 500 million in tech. My question is if things are so good why isn't RJ investing in people, why are there still 500 plus job openings. I hear that RJ IT has... — read more
Those who make the real decisions at RJ know what everyone else does: RJ has a salary problem. Paying people in beaches and sunshine doesn't fly when competitors no longer care where you work. There are over 600 positions waiting to be filled... — read more
Does anyone else find it crazy we had the layoff and immediately continue to buy other companies? I feel bad for some of the staff that get to “join” us, albeit sometimes temporarily.
Is something in the works for this or the next month?
For over a year RJ has had on average over 500 open positions. As fast as they hire, someone leaves. Sometimes it's the newly hired having discovered how difficult a work place RJ is in certain IT areas. Yes I am one of those let go and yes I am... — read more
We are bringing in more people from Wells Fargo. Why? There are plenty of capable people within RJ who could be put in those positions, and who earned to be put in those positions. No wonder so many are opting to leave when there are so few... — read more
It would be nice to hear other sides of how things are at RJ? I have been gone nearly a year and those I still talk to are negative on everything. Can anyone give some honest insight as to how good or bad things are?
I heard thru the grapevine that Paul has decided if a position is open for more than 60 days it is no longer needed and that they will be taken down. RJ front line managers are having issues and HR isn't helping. Don't you just love it.
I was one of the 550 let go 18 months ago. I have stayed in touch with about a dozen former collogues, most but not all in IT where I was. Not a single person has a positive thing to say about the current RJ. They are simply going thru the steps... — read more
RJ laid off employees at the worst possible moment and decided not to bring them back when it was possible to do so. Instead, the company decided to hire new people. Well, now there's a labor shortage, RJ is having trouble hiring and is actually... — read more
Hope every one of the 550 let go in September 2020 are doing well in whatever they decided to do whether it is a new job, retirement or new career. I also hope all the "worker bees" still at RJ are doing ok even though it is a he-l ho-e workplace. ... — read more
I have heard that there is big worry within IT about the upcoming test mostly due to how many key IT technical resources have been lost. Maybe Bella, Vin and Andy will have to logon and help. They can at least validate that their accounts are still... — read more
First, I left in the past 6 months (not saying exactly for obvious reasons). I know of at least 5 others in IT that have left by either retiring or quitting. I also know a number of IT folks still at RJ and for obvious reasons laying low. There... — read more
Talent is irrelevant when compared to who you know and what box you can check off. Professional experience used to mean something here but those days are long gone. If anybody is wondering why most of the talent is leaving, there's your reason... — read more
It has been months since RJA has had job postings less than 500 and it has been weeks and weeks with over 600 open positions. Word on the street (I've spoken to a number of employment agencies) is that HR at RJ is extremely hard to deal with. The... — read more
I just love watching the RJ career site. There have been over 500 open positions for months and months. Today I saw it go over 600. Way to go RJ. I also love the way you can look at the number of job openings for the past 7, 14, 21 and 28 days. ... — read more
If you know somebody who resigned, do you know what their exit experience was like? I'm most interested in knowing if the two weeks' notice is necessary if I want to leave a door open for possibly returning in the future. I don't hate working here... — read more
I want to congratulate Paul Reilly on the outstanding job while leaving behind 550. Not only that but he has created a fostering work environment to the point where there are now nearly 600 job openings on the RJ website. People are leaving as fast... — read more
Hiring is soooo bad (How bad is it??). They are now offering a $5000 bonus for a hired referral that lasts 90 days. Too frickin funny!!!
Well great job Paul. RJ just announced another dividend increase and a new billion dollar stock buyback. Great for the shareholders and Paul but is anyone thinking about the 550 people RJ let go? I guess we should just crawl under a bed and die. ... — read more
What are the officer titles at RJ? Managing director, director, SVP, VP, Avp, officer?
I can deal with being underpaid and overworked. It's not ideal, but I've been here long enough that it would take a lot more to make me look for something new. Well, my new manager happens to be that "a lot more." I refuse to be yelled at and bullied... — read more
It has been a tough year for many of us that were let go in September 2020 but there is always time to wish all of you a safe, healthy holiday and to a successful new year. I was lucky enough to be one of those 550 and also lucky enough to find a... — read more
Hope Paul has a great Christmas thinking about the 550 families he let go when there was absolutely no reason to do so. He truly is the Grinch who stole Christmas.
So many people have left IT in the last year. All of them that I stayed in touch with got way more money. None of them have to work long hours and in an abusive culture. It has motivated me to start looking and I've already had 3 great interviews and... — read more
Despite the likes of almost every other firm out there charging either $0, or worst case scenario $5 per trade, RJ charges it's employees $25 per trade. I recall Paul being asked about this in multiple forums, and his answer was always, "Well we... — read more
I didn't know how severely underpaid I was at RJ until I left. My advice to those of you who're still there is to send out some feelers and ask around how much you would be earning at other places. You might be shocked by what you find out. I... — read more
Just looked at there are 582 open positions as of this posting. The number of job openings has remained over 500 for the past several months. I was working with an employment agency and we were talking about Tampa Bay opportunities. When RJ came... — read more
Well Paul came out with his annual email to all current RJ employees. In it he states: • Record net revenues of $9.76 billion • Net income of $1.4 billion • Our 135th consecutive quarter of profitability • Return on equity of 21.3% What's not in it... — read more
I got laid off last year and in the meantime I found a great job, I wouldn’t ever want to come back here. I'm wondering however if RJ rehired anyone or were only new hires employed? Thanks for the info.
Just curious if anyone still at RJ can post on how things are at RJ these days. It would be nice to get a number of postings. Details would be appreciated.
Well due to my being part of the 550 let go last year I was forced to start collecting Social Security and Medicare. I just received my COLA letter from them and guess what....Due to the severance I received from RJ I was bumped into a higher income... — read more
Well RJ currently has 574 job postings on their website. It does my heart good that they simply cannot catch up. I was one of the 550 let go and was of course told that I was absolutely rehire eligible. Of course that hasn't happened. I was at RJ... — read more
The only reason I'm still at RJ is that I am over 60, making great money and have knowledge nobody else has on my team. I thought for sure I would have been let go last September when 550 others were but for whatever reason I was spared. Others on... — read more
I keep watching the RJ Career site and see that for the past couple months there have been well over 500 open positions on the site. There is an option to see the past 7/14/21/28 days and it appears that they are adding on average 70 postings a... — read more
Does Raymond James charge their employees fees in their brokerage accounts?
I left RJ a couple months ago (maybe longer, maybe shorter since I don't want RJ HR to figure out who I am). I stuck it out for over 10 years (again maybe longer, maybe shorter). I had a good manager but those above him were uncaring paper pushers... — read more
As devastated as I was when I was laid off last year, it has been one of the biggest blessings of my life. I got a 40% pay increase, now have unlimited PTO & significantly better benefits, work at a fantastic remote-first company, and have had 2... — read more
How many who are employed at RJ are still trying to get out? The pressure to meet deadlines is crazy especially with very few resources. I’m just trying to keep a low profile while continuously looking. There are a lot of us who are just doing the... — read more
For as long as I have been working here, a little over 7 years, the atmosphere has never been more toxic than it is now. It's awful what's going on. It has become impossible to work here if you have any self-esteem at all. I don't even believe that... — read more