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Jun 7, 2005 11:28 am

Hello all,


How is Raymond James for new Financial Advisors?


They are hiring in my area (MI) and looking to break into the field.


Products good, bad or fair?


Technology?


Do they offer training salary or is it a draw?



Thank you for any and all input


Jun 7, 2005 2:34 pm

Much much better than metlife!! They are a good regional firm, you could stay there your entire career.

Jun 7, 2005 3:03 pm

Aye Moneymom.


Have discovered many negatives in regards to Met since my interviews with them.  This forum has been a great source of info.



Thank you for the reply.

Jun 9, 2005 11:15 pm

Excellent firm.

Great Equity research for small to mid cap

Great mutual fund research.

I hear the training is weak but they do have the ex- hot shot from paine

webber training now.

One of the best municiple bond platforms on the market.



By far the hardest firm to take assets from.

Jun 13, 2005 1:25 pm

I am here and I like it so I am biased.  Very impressed with the computer software, training, research, etc.  Absolutely first class.  Good group of people with an impressive group of brokers who came over from many of the larger houses.  Very small trainee classes so that you are given some individual attention.  High production goals, but hey it is either sink or swim.

Jun 13, 2005 2:00 pm

I had a friend who was with them she was in a rookie class of 10.


After one year there where three left. After two years she was it. Now six years later none are are there! It is normal for this industry.


Find an INDY and train with him/her life will be easier!   

Jun 13, 2005 2:10 pm
Greenbacks:

I had a friend who was with them she was in a rookie class of 10.


After one year there where three left. After two years she was it.
Now six years later none are are there! It is normal for this
industry.


Find an INDY and train with him/her life will be easier!   





Why do you think it's easier to make it without the support of an employer B/D?



Why do you think it's easier to say, "Hi, I'm John Doe and I'm a broker
with small independent brokerage firm you've never heard of" than to
say, "Hi, I'm John Doe and I'm a broker with Merrill Lynch?"

Jun 13, 2005 11:21 pm

Logan Raymond James is a fine firm to start with to go to or to end a career with. One of the better in my mind.