SEI Investments Reviews

Updated July 9, 2015
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SEI Investments Chairman and CEO Alfred P. West Jr.
Alfred P. West Jr.
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance if that is what you are looking for (in 21 reviews)

  • Open work environment, friendly people (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Some people feel the open environment is not conducive to productivity (in 8 reviews)

  • Hard to define career path, Hard to get pay increases, (in 6 reviews)

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  1. What type of company are we today? Technology or Asset Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camillus, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camillus, NY

    I worked at SEI Investments (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you're a closer then you can make some great money Middle management was an obstacle and always felt threatened Great travel agency in house made complex sales trips very easy Great retirement solutions

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities Arrogant attitudes towards competition...look at Sunguard today and should've taken them more seriously

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the mutual fund business...that era is over. You have very bright people in your employ, reinvent yourself.


  2. BA

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at SEI Investments as a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great campus, food, a great mix of people

    Cons

    Very shady. Cold hearted. Management can look you in the face tell you eveything is great and boom let you go to make their quartly reports look good. Very Fats Paced!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Please remember we are all human with reponsibilities and be a bit more compassionate


  3. Great first job out of college, looks great on a resume.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fund Accountant in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Fund Accountant in Oaks, PA

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, everyone is in their 20s to 30s. Great first job. Looks great on a resume.

    Cons

    Pay and hours. The pay is below industry standards and for the area of Oaks, pa, it's well below the average. But SEI is a great company to gain experience from.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Compliance Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Portfolio Compliance Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Portfolio Compliance Analyst in Denver, CO

    I worked at SEI Investments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My team was very well run - there was a great team atmosphere Room for advancement Growing segment of the business

    Cons

    A lot of work Pay is pretty bad


  6. Helpful (1)

    Temp for 11 months and working almost an additional year.

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at SEI Investments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Happy Hours, Laid Back

    Cons

    HR is very slow and have no idea how to hire people. It took me so long to get hired and they selected other candidates over me only because they knew people, even though I was more qualified for the role. Then those same candidates either resign within a short time or get fired because they don't know how to do their job right. Other employees are very rude and don't know how to say thank you when someone holds the door for them or good morning when someone acknowledges them....take the stick out of your butt.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to the employees who actually do their work.


  7. review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SEI Investments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    cutting edge ideas for the financial industry

    Cons

    there are no cons that cn be thought of


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Entry Level with Learning Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Oaks, PA

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Open environment allows for cross collaboration among teams fairly easily.

    Cons

    Initiating projects can be challenging due to limited resources.


  9. Great company, lower than average pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SEI Investments

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of room for growth and opportunity, and the open environment encourages discussion. Great colleagues and overall positive environment to work in.

    Cons

    Salary well below market average. One benefit is the ability to earn overtime, but simply raising salaries closer to the market average would encourage employees to stay.


  10. BA

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at SEI Investments as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good work content and quantity

    Cons

    Constant changes of teams frequently


  11. Great place to start but not finish!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Easy place to work with good people. Great place to begin a career but that's about it.

    Cons

    No upward Movement!!!! This place gives jobs to unqualified people who management is friends with!

    Advice to Management

    Give more money to analysts to retain talent. I've seen many people leave who have succeeded at other companies.



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