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London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1881
Company - Private
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
BDO, Rathbone Brothers, Grant Thornton UK LLP
Smith & Williamson's ammo of choice is financial savvy. The holding company provides retail and commercial financial offerings including asset management, accounting, and investment banking throughout the UK. Flagship company Smith ... Read more

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Smith & Williamson Co-Chief Executives David Cobb & Kevin Stopps
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
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    I worked at Smith & Williamson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It has a great work to life balance; you never have to worry about being asked to work past 5pm. Bosses understand you have a life outside work and respect that. I haven't experienced negative office politics.

    Cons

    I wouldn't say it's a very driven place. Deadlines are routinely missed, and everyone is looking to push work onto someone else!

    Advice to Management

    Hire some driven people; get rid of the bored middle management.

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Smith & Williamson Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Smith & Williamson (London, England (UK)) in May-2017.

    Interview

    I applied online and was asked to come in for an interview with two Partners. The interview was more about meeting the candidates early on and finding out about fit, I think. The interview was more conversational than structured. The first question I was asked to tell them about my journey to here. They then asked further questions about my experiences and the sectors and clients I had worked for. They then spent a lot of time talking about the firm and asked whether I had questions for them. My advice, find opportunities to sell yourself somehow.

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