SEI Investments
3.1 of 5 150 reviews
www.seic.com Oaks, PA 1000 to 5000 Employees

SEI Investments Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2014
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3.1 150 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

SEI Investments Chairman and CEO Alfred P. West Jr.

Alfred P. West Jr.

(108 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Refreshing Corporate Experience

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Oaks, PA

    ProsGreat company to work for if you are ambitious and want to learn. If you want to learn a task beyond your immediate job scope, all you need to do is ask the right person.

    ConsOpen environment is a double edge sword. Accessibility to people is readily available, however, can tend to be noisy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Director (Former Employee)
    Oaks, PA

    ProsCollegial environment, great art work, unique office space

    ConsCliquish, limited diversity in top positions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No career path or progression

    Business Lead (Current Employee)
    Oaks, PA

    ProsThe perks of SEI are a flexible work schedule and conveniences like a cafeteria, ATM, dry cleaning, car maintenance arrangement, lots of amenities on campus.

    ConsSome cons are the lack of leadership, weak management, arbitrary and reactionary decisions by management, lack of discipline in doing analysis and forming logical conclusions before jumping in new directions. Lack of focus on quality and measurements in the software development and release cycles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider a disciplined approach to quality measurement. Increase the qualify before focusing on bringing more clients onto the Platform. Spend money on quality resources where there's an obvious need.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good People, Dated Technology, Process Heavy

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Oaks, PA

    ProsA lot of very smart people work for SEI who are willing to help you. Indoor gym and lockers, passable cafeteria.

    ConsTechnologically behind the times. Software development community inundated with heavy process and procedure making achievement difficult. Modified Agile process than smells a lot like waterfall. Company uses off shore resources and a lot of junior programmers. Code bloat is rampant. Development tools are spartan - Java 6 development on Windows XP desktops. Repository for source code is an antiquated Borland product (StarTeam). Software architecture a hodge podge of old technologies and old patterns. UI developed with older version of struts or naked JSP's. New equipment is rare. Work from home not always available to employees or contractors. Management less concerned with productivity of developers - they are seen as a cost.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in your development teams and environment. Lighten up on the process.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people you work with are nice

    ConsIt's Mind numbing monkey work

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    Good entry level learning experience and training. Social culture was good but professional culture was lacking.

    Investor Services Analyst (Former Employee)
    Oaks, PA

    ProsGood training to learn the role at an entry level. Formalized training programs, as well as lots of fun events and happy hours for employees.

    ConsUnderpaid and overworked employees. More often than not I had to work overtime, even though the upper management was trying to simultaneously cut down on overtime because they didn't want to pay for it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    stepping stone

    Fund Accountant (Current Employee)
    Collegeville, PA

    Prosgood place to learn about the industry, unique culture

    Conslow pay, massive turnover at entry level due to low pay, constant cycle of training new people

    Advice to Senior Managemententry level employees are paid well below industry standard

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very open and laid back environment

    Operations Analyst - IMS (Current Employee)
    Oaks, PA

    ProsIt is a very laid back environment.

    ConsCould be too laid back.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication is key.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to Finish a Career, Bad Place to start

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work/life balance, the campus and location are great

    ConsPoor pay seems to be a recurring theme for employees who began their career with the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on employee morale

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid Company to Begin a Career

    Trust Operations (Current Employee)
    Oaks, PA

    ProsGreat benefits
    Flexible Hours
    Decentralized work environment
    The art and campus are great
    Solid food options
    Nice gym.

    ConsSalaries across the board are far too low for the industry.
    Company is far too client-driven relative to the importance of the employee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI know my Pros are listed more than my Cons, but that is to only magnify how large of issues these two are. The business plan of this company is entirely based around outsourcing and reducing costs - and understandably so.

    But because of this there's less value put on the employee and rewarding their work. You will continue to lose highly skilled and intelligent employees due to not coming even close to a competitive salary.

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

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