Charles Stanley Reviews

Updated 14 Jan 2021

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3.3
57%
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92%
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Paul Abberley
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and some genuinely nice people to work with and learn from(in 5 reviews)

  • "Good work/life balance though expectations are high, not a place for those who don't want to get 'stuck in'(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in South
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles Stanley full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary, environment, management, friendly, considerate

    Cons

    Not really to be fair

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  2. "Poor career progression, but friendly culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainee Investment Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charles Stanley full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pension plan, industry standard other benefits. Friendly relaxed culture.

    Cons

    Poor career progression, small number of investment manager roles available and no clear succession plan for trainee investment managers. No sales culture at all.

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  3. "Friendly company working to become more modern in systems/approach"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Investment Manager in Exeter, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues Loyal team Genuine care for clients Making progress with systems and approaches

    Cons

    Don't have the most joined up systems Senior Management can have old fashioned views about flexible working etc Can be hard to get things done, although this is improving

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  4. "Fab"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Administrator in London, England

    I have been working at Charles Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Great senior staff and a collaborative environment

    Cons

    Flexible working opportunities are limited

  5. "Fine"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Nottingham, England

    I worked at Charles Stanley full-time

    Pros

    Pay was quite good compared to other firms in the area

    Cons

    Usually a relatively high stress environment

  6. "A great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles Stanley full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - You are able to make a difference if you want to. - Management are openminded and open to constructive challenge. - If you put your mind to it you can progress your career. - Great benefits and some genuinely nice people to work with and learn from. - Head office is very close to Liverpool Street for commuters. - Excellent work life balance.

    Cons

    - Some areas of inconsistency in terms of people management by devision but I can see this is being worked on and improved. - Can be a little old fashioned at times but again this is being worked on.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Joke company"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Due Diligence Officer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charles Stanley full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent office location and coffee Brokers are were very friendly

    Cons

    Pay was terrible Lack of real leadership Continuously found mistakes even in annual reports where CFO was fired Investment banking arm fell apart after only a few months No growth opportunities Eccentric firm where most things dont really make sense

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible culture"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Office in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Charles Stanley full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Interesting job for sure, but the poor culture ruins it - The company need to really look at their hiring policies and hire the right people.

    Cons

    Terrible culture, genuinely at all levels everyone bickers and talks behind people's backs i've never been at a place so horrid before.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Relaxed but stuck in old ways"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PCIM 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles Stanley full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere if that is what you want Benefits are Ok Office in good location

    Cons

    Stuck in old ways so takes a while to get things done Resistant to change / not adaptive Average / lower than average pay Do not value employees as much as one would expect

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  10. "Very nice place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charles Stanley full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly people who want to do the right thing for clients and colleagues. There has been significant change over the past 4 years (since new CEO started).

    Cons

    Pay is pretty average, clunky IT systems. Poor communication between some teams/areas.

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