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

SEI Investments Reviews

Updated Mar 4, 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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FAM Analyst (Current Employee)
Thousand Oaks, CA

I have been working at SEI Investments full-time for more than 3 years

ProsOpen floor environment, friendly co-workers, tuition reimbursement

ConsVery little room for advancement

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place to start a career and learn the different facets of the industry!

Internal Account Executive (Current Employee)
Oaks, PA

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

ProsGreat learning environment. Tons of opportunities available, but you have to seek them out and be pro active. The pro active employees get the most out of the time at SEI.

ConsSome people feel the open environment is not conducive to productivity. It is not private and there are no offices. I have not had a problem with this set up.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore communications! Keep the employees aware of the corporate goals

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

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A good company for entry level with ok pay and a flexible culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SEI Investments

ProsGreat culture, Flexible schedules, laid back management

ConsHard to define career path, Hard to get pay increases,

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

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Great company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SEI Investments

ProsStock options, on site gym

ConsOaks is far from city

Advice to Senior Managementmore communication

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

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Supervisor (Current Employee)
Oaks, PA

I have been working at SEI Investments for more than a year

ProsPeople there are great, you get a lot of experience and make a lot of friends.

ConsThe salary does not always seem like fair compensation, but if you are coming out of college the experience can be priceless.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay competitive with the industry to reduce turnover.

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

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Great company to start right out of college.

Fund Analyst (Current Employee)
Oaks, PA

I have been working at SEI Investments full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat experience, gained a lot of knowledge

ConsThe pay structure is kind of low

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the younger generation of workers

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

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Great Opportunities

Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Oaks, PA

I have been working at SEI Investments full-time for more than 10 years

ProsOwnership and accountability of results

ConsTravel can be intense during reporting season

Advice to Senior ManagementEnhance product solutions

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

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Great place for those entering the corporate world.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at SEI Investments full-time

ProsGreat work environment. Team atmosphere.

ConsLimited opportunities for advancement.

Too many "team leads" and "supervisors."

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to get foot in door, don't stay longer than 1-2 years.

Analyst (Former Employee)
Oaks, PA

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

ProsWorkplace environment - very open atmosphere, no cubicals or offices. Co-workers are very friendly/helpful. Cool campus, great cafeteria. On-site gym. SEI will jump-start you to higher paying opportunities within the financial services industry. PTO (7 days/yr) & Vacation (10 paid days/yr).

ConsSalary is low (entry-level is 35k). Located in Oaks, PA (Remote suburb of Philly). Little room to advance within company (NO CAREER TRACK), managers do not stress advancements to other areas of company, only lateral movements within department. Most co-workers do not hold business degrees, most jobs are 'financial processing'. Most managers don't even work, they just delegate 100% of their duties. Not a lot of reward for recognition, 1-2 performance reviews a year result in small bonus. Probably mentioned it before but I cannot stress this enough, there is very high turnover, you will likely see a couple new faces every week.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay entry-level employees more money, will cut down on training new employees every 3-6 months. Stop buying art.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Manager (Current Employee)
Oaks, PA

I have been working at SEI Investments full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThere are a lot of great people working here and its a good culture. The environment is such that everyone is very hands-on and so you get to work with senior staff and you also get a lot of great overall experiences. Benefit time and work life balance is great.

ConsThere is little reward or recognition for hard work (I should say none). Oftentimes you won't even get a review of your performance. The salary is OK. There is a rumor that salaries are kept within 80% of the market, which sounds about right. Limited pay growth. With the workloads being much higher than competing companies, you kinda would expect the salary to also be more competitive. Benefits are not that great either (higher cost for a high deductible plan). There is no career track for growth, training or advancement. Also GWP is sucking the life out of this company. While the culture is great I don't know that the values or ethics are.

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

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