SEI Investments
3.1 of 5 142 reviews
www.seic.com Oaks, PA 1000 to 5000 Employees

SEI Investments Reviews

Updated Mar 11, 2014
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3.1 142 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

SEI Investments Chairman and CEO Alfred P. West Jr.

Alfred P. West Jr.

(106 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Stay away if you can

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SEI Investments

ProsGood work/life balance if that is what you are looking for

ConsCompensation well below industry norm

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Get out after 2 years

Analyst, Senior Analyst (Former Employee)
Ancient Oaks, PA

I worked at SEI Investments full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat starter company for fresh graduates

ConsIMS department does not provide growth opportunities they lure in with, so much gossiping and politicing, everyone acts like they are in high school

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat analysts with more respect, they are people too, be more respectful of people and clients. Grow up.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Terrible place to work, Low pay,Bad Treatment, Zero to No Diversity

Accounting Analyst (Former Employee)
Oaks, PA

I worked at SEI Investments full-time for less than a year

ProsA chance to learn the Investments Services Industry

ConsA whole lot of pressure on you to learn everyone in a short time, your buddy barely wants to help you, Supervisors don't do much work but they don't want to help you. they just expect you to know everything right after they teach it to you once

Advice to Senior ManagementBe less Lazy, give your employees more time to learn and PAY them, have some diversity at your company( all white males at the executive level and no one of color at all)

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good for someone who just wants a paycheck

Accounting Analyst (Former Employee)
Oaks, PA

I worked at SEI Investments full-time for more than a year

Pros-Nice campus in the suburbs
-Work/life balance where most people are out of the office by 5-5:30pm
-Free parking in their garages
-Onsite daycare for those who need it
-Onsite gym with fee and free learning courses
-No cubicles (Can be both good and bad)

Cons-Overworked and underpaid (Not paid at market average relative to work doing)
-Low morale among employees
-Stressful environment with bad attitudes
-Limited networking and leadership opportunities because you're stuck to your desk doing the insane amount of work all day
-Very stringent ways put into place to keep you from advancing to the next level
-Most people are just cruising by until they find better opportunities
-HIGH turnover

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees better and develop them. Stop talking about your art because in reality most employees will never have anything to do with the art than walk by it, and it certainly does nothing to improve the horrendous working conditions. If you want people to perform well, then you have got to treat them better, and this starts with pay and working conditions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sinking ship

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Oaks, PA

I worked at SEI Investments full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood vacation allowance, good hours

ConsGets worse each year. Sales rules the roost and salespeople make good money - everybody else makes just OK money. Gap between the haves and have nots is huge. There are no specialists, just generalists. Benefits other than vacation are just OK. Company-wide systems project is 10 years old with no scale yet - sucking the company dry...

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit doing "projects" and manage your staff. Quit worrying about yourselves and represent your staff. Buy an off-the-shelf product t run your business and save $

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Move on to Vanguard.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Oaks, PA

I worked at SEI Investments full-time for more than a year

ProsWork life balance, cool campus

ConsReally low pay, lateral movement, micro management, dull work

Advice to Senior ManagementStop spending money on stupid artwork and invest in your employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was a minimum security prison

Operations Analyst - IMS (Former Employee)
Oaks, PA

I worked at SEI Investments full-time for more than a year

ProsNice campus, cool environment, young team

ConsWish they would spend less money on art and decorations and instead pay their employees higher salaries. Coming out of college, they take advantage of new graduates willingness to work and do not promote.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote those who truly deserve it

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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TERRIBLE treatment from management.

Senior Analyst (Former Employee)
Oaks, PA

I worked at SEI Investments full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood benefits, updated workspace equipment, beautiful campus with direct access to hiking trail, onsite fitness center & cafeteria

ConsStaff is notoriously underpaid, company is CLIENT-focused and cares little about employees and their satisfaction, for such a large company there is limited room for growth

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you would focus on your employees even 1/3 the amount that you focus on clients you could really bring down the incredibly high turnover. Wouldn't you want to keep good employees which in turn produce quality work for all of your precious clients?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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High Turnover, Pay not enough

Accounting Analyst (Current Employee)
Oaks, PA

I have been working at SEI Investments full-time for less than a year

ProsYou learn a lot about the mutual fund industry
Get exposed to lot of different types of funds including money markets, ETFs, Domestic and foreign equities

ConsPay is not what it should be for the work
High turnover means that you will have to constantly be training new employees. 15 people have left in last 5 months.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease salaries

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not what it used to be

Regional Sales Director (Current Employee)
Oaks, PA

I have been working at SEI Investments

ProsReally great people. Management treats employees with respect. Culture encourages open communication. Benefits are decent. Interesting office environment. Work life balance.

ConsLack of professional development and opportunities to land bigger roles. Compensation is well below industry norms. Worse Management knows it. Too much turnover.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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