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3.1 152 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

SEI Investments Chairman and CEO Alfred P. West Jr.

Alfred P. West Jr.

(109 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance if that is what you are looking for (in 20 reviews)

  • It is a great work environment, unlike any other (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Do to the size of the company, the full notion of "open environment" is hard to achieve (in 7 reviews)

  • Hard to define career path, Hard to get pay increases, (in 5 reviews)

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    Excellent place to work, rewarded if you work hard\perform in roles

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Oaks, PA

    ProsFlexibility\work from home option great for people with families. On-site gym. Open culture\friendly employees. Great vacation benefits. On-site cafeteria. Running trail behind office.

    ConsOpen environment can be a little noisy\distracting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKnow when to bail on a project that has cost the company over $1 billion and is not profitable

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

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    Top tech and financial services company

    Technology (Current Employee) Oaks, PA

    ProsIn Computerworld's Top 100 places to work for a reason! Awesome people, onsite services are over the top from cafe, gym, fitness classes, daycare, massage, haircuts, laundry, etc. Employees are encouraged to makes things better both internally and for our clients.

    ConsIt is difficult to advance and difficult to introduce new thinking into the teams.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing it right!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to work

    Intern (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    Prosopen atmosphere, easily able to communicate with management, excellent campus, excellent services and amenities.

    ConsOpen environment can sometimes be noisy when on teleconferences.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing.

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

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    Challenging and invigorating

    Human Resources Business Partner, Senior Level (Current Employee) Oaks, PA

    ProsExcellent culture, variety of tasks, dynamic environment and continuous challenges that add to professional capabilities. Good communication with colleagues across the organization.

    ConsLots of walking required across campus; difficult to move one's desk from one building location to another without the help of others (who usually come to the rescue).

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore detailed communcation about company vision.

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

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    Great culture, atmosphere, and opportunity for advancement

    Associate (Former Employee) Oaks, OK

    ProsFriendly people, they wanted and helped me to learn the system and the job

    ConsNo walls means that privacy is at a minimum. With the work I was doing however, this was actually more of a benefit as I could easily just turn my head and ask any questions to my co-workers or walk ten feet and ask my boss.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Internal Account Executive Advisor Network (Current Employee) Oaks, PA

    Prosgreat culture, great people, a lot of responsibility right away

    Consthere is limited initial training

    Advice to Senior Managementmore formalized reviews and constructive criticism is needed

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

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    Senior Project Manager

    Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) Oaks, PA

    ProsLife and Work balance; opportunities to grow: Very friendly and caring atmosphere: Very professional, cooperative and smart colleagues

    ConsNo formal designations, even as you move up in career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove mentor programs.

    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 Work if You Want Control Over Your Career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Oaks, PA

    ProsOpportunity! Once you get through the selection process (and you need to show that you are self motivated, have clearly applicable competencies, are client focused, and willing to work harder than you think you can) the opportunities are endless. I have moved from one career to another, based on the SEI's trust in my demonstrated skills and driven by my own aspirations. I have seen it a million times - work hard, do a really good job, position yourself as the consumate professional and work the network and your next job is your choice.

    ConsYou are expected to drive your own development, so if you are afraid to research ways to improve your performance and too shy to ask for support - forget about it. You will go stale and become obsolete. Should the manager help in this pursuit ? Yes, and they are getting the training they need to be more involved. But right now, don't go to SEI if you expect to be spoon fed everyday.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain your managers, create ways to identify talent early and offer those folks advanced opportunities, be more careful in selecting new hires, especially the young entry level ones, and provide more resources around HR and Development like you do with Business Management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    SEI offers those with gumption an opportunity to design and control their own careers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Oaks, PA

    ProsSEI is not for everyone. But, if you want to control your own career and prefer not to be told “what’s next”, are willing to step up, put in the work and the hours, network internally like mad, and take personal responsibility for your clients, you can pretty much design your own career at SEI.

    ConsIf you are more comfortable with a nice clear, vertical career path with clear requirements for success, try Vanguard. But understand that your career will be predictable and perhaps not open-ended.

    If you want opportunities and are willing to work hard, dedicate yourself to your clients, and be open to change and sometimes chaos, come to SEI.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more feedback, does not have to be formal feedback, just more in order to help people align their performance with your expectations and navigate through this flat organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    SEI Great place to develop your financial skills

    Hedge Fund Analyst (Current Employee) Oaks, PA

    ProsSEI was my first position out of college. I really enjoyed my time there and learned a lot about financial services. Working in operations tends to be a dead end in most places. At SEI you can easily move around to different groups and develop your skills. They also offer a provide great assistance to graduate students. All in all the culture and people at SEI are not matched in the industry, GREAT place to work.

    ConsTend to be on the lower side of pay-scale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAcknowledge all employees entry level - senior level management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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