Stifel Reputation

Analyst 2 in IB - CB

Hey WSO,

Does anyone have any insight regarding Stifel, namely culture, best groups and firm trajectory?

I have a lateral interview coming up, and info is fairly old across the site.

Appreciate the help!

Comments (8)

  • Analyst 3+ in IB-M&A
Nov 8, 2019

If this is with their SF office, then please reconsider. That office is struggling a lot and has a not so great culture.

  • Manager in CorpDev
Nov 8, 2019

It depends on office.

My knowledge is a bit dated, but from memory, the NYC offices were solid for the most part (dependent on group of course) and the Baltimore Office is solid (Industrials Group is by far strongest in that office).

Stifel is a solid MM shop along with Baird, HW to name a few.

    • 1
Nov 8, 2019

Stifel is on the lowest tier of MM banks.

Nowhere near a Jefferies, Blair, or Baird. Probably below a STRH / Truist or a Raymond James / Harris Williams type

  • Analyst 2 in IB - CB
Nov 8, 2019

Op here, I understand they live in the lower middle market world. But are they a bad shop/not respected? I currently work at a large balance sheet bank without much culture in Corp banking.

I'm really just looking for a place where I can develop a technical skillset and be part of a good culture. Of course, I'm looking for exit ops, but I'm also considering b school and a career tangent, so I'm willing to sacrifice some prestige for lifestyle.

  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Nov 10, 2019

Stifel did horribly last few years in terms of dealflow

  • Analyst 3+ in HF - Other
Nov 9, 2019

Their fig team (kbw) is respectable, though not sure if that is a separate recruiting process

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Nov 9, 2019

Be ready for a lot of pitches

  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Nov 9, 2019