SS&C
2.3 of 5 90 reviews
www.ssctech.com Windsor, CT 1000 to 5000 Employees

SS&C Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014
SS&C – Greenwood Village – “The exterior of the Denver office is seen here…”

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2.3 90 reviews

                             

24% Approve of the CEO

SS&C Chairman and CEO Bill Stone

Bill Stone

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28% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Poor management decisions causing long term project issues

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNo need to dress formally when clients aren't onsite

    ConsDepressing place to spend your day

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    Exasperating Indifference to Reality

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Windsor, CT

    ProsLittle is expected of software developers, you are given extremely little work.

    ConsHours are bad, lots of expected OT. Mandatory unpaid 1 hour lunch. Management does not want to hear anything about efficiency or the way the same work is done better in other companies. The general attitude of the place makes it feel like the CEO is trying to get the company to a specific value so he can sell it. Everything is about immediate work with no consideration for the long term. The 'get it done' mentality that drives the work here makes it so you are discouraged from doing 10 minutes extra work now, even if it would save you 2 days of work next week. No advancement track. No training. Yearly compensation is offset by a full year, e.g. your raise for 2014 is based on your 2012 performance. This means you will not get a raise your first year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart planning for the long term. Get some training for your people. Start an internal hiring process. Turnover rate here is ~85% in the first year, work on retaining your talent. Create an onboarding process for new hires.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not Good

    Investor Relations Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsEasy commute and daily causal dress code.

    ConsSalaried position, but must work OT.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on Process Improvement and Developing Existing Staff

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stuck In the Past

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Greenwood Village, CO

    ProsThe atmosphere is laid-back, and you'll be left alone most of the time. You can take a whole year if you want to write a single web page. Many have done it before, some because they were lazy, and others because the project uses source code from the Jurassic period.

    ConsYou won't get a single minute of training, but you will get reprimanded if you ask questions. Ideas are NOT welcome. DO NOT even say the word "innovate." The company is too busy putting out daily fires to think for one second about how to get ahead of them. The future doesn't look good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are going to fail if you don't embrace aspects of modern software development. Architecture, documentation, quality assurance can't just be skipped. Maybe you'll learn this and hire more resources but I doubt it.

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

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    Dissapointing

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsYou will learn patience. You will have to figure out how to keep the different managers happy and be able to quickly learn and adhere to their unique and often conflicting standards.

    You will get to know your own character, since you will be asked and encouraged to do whatever it takes to make the sale.

    ConsMoney is all that matters to this company and that message is told from the top down.

    Growing revenue is everyone's main job and you are reminded regularly, even non sales staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to care about the needs of your clients and employees as much as growing revenue.

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

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    Some benefits, but ultimately a depressing workplace

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Windsor, CT

    ProsPay is decent. Job is easy enough, most employees work 9-5 and screw around most of the workday. I agree with other reviews that its impossible to get fired even if you're bad at your job.

    ConsPunitive corporate culture, boring industry, old products, management doesn't address talent and performance issues so it feels like a punishment to be a high performer, run down office environment. Benefits are stingy compared to other large companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on building talent, rewarding strong performers in the company. Invest in products and people more.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great set of people I work with....but that's it.

    Distribution Specialist (Current Employee)
    Windsor, CT

    Prosco-workers are supportive, easy commute, stable position

    ConsNo raises, bonuses are very small, no room to move up, no one ever leaves to open a position, they always hire outside for upper level management, upper level management out of touch, too much finger pointing, not enough employees to complete the work in a normal work week, no overtime pay, no comp time for working overtime, reputation as a sweat shop it very true, very high turnover rate, run by bean counters now so quality suffers dramatically, owner on his own island of thought and only talks about making lots of money we we need to work harder and smarter but there is no trickle-down effect.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHonest communication, stop the smoke screen, tackle employee issues head on and do not wait thinking it will blow over, don't assume, get us proper raises, why do good people leave this company to get raises? They would stay if treated like a human.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not so great..

    (Current Employee)

    ProsMost people are nice and approachable, flexibility with working from home in the winter, as much free coffee as you want..

    ConsStressful work, work harder & smarter than others and get a smaller bonus, hard work is not really rewarded or recognized. Promotions are not really there for lower level employees...seems promoting from within is not important. Office furniture and technology is old. There is no formal training.

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    Punished Because I Do Good Work

    Senior Accountant (Current Employee)
    Windsor, CT

    ProsThe office atmosphere is generally laid back and employees can wear jeans most days. The office itself is in an easy to reach location with plenty of parking. SS&C can give some basic experience to a college kid who plans to only stay a year or two.

    ConsBeware of SS&C if you have good working standards and care about the job you do. Unless you’re well-liked by your managers, you will get nowhere.

    I feel like I am punished because I can do my job. I am told that I am one of few people who performs as well as I do, and because of that, I am given extra work above and beyond my peers. Since I have more work than my peers and my work is of a more difficult level, I constantly feel stressed to get things done in an allotted time. Some of the work I do is at more of a managerial level but I am not compensated any more for it. Meanwhile, I see my coworkers and managers surfing the 'net and they are able to take regular lunches while I am basically forced to stay at my desk for my lunch. If I choose to take a normal lunch like my coworkers, I will fall behind in my work and miss deadlines. Even though I have so much work, sometimes my managers try to give me even more to do and I have to refuse it. This makes me look bad because I had to say "no", but only to protect myself from being overloaded to the point that I start making big mistakes because I don't have enough time to complete what I already have to do. If my managers did their jobs, they would realize the predicament I am in and be proactive by correcting the issues.

    Senior management operates in panic mode and only when it's too late. Instead of being proactive by doing the things that normal companies do, such as: hiring the right people, providing adequate training and tools, and interacting with employees, I hardly ever see senior management acting in accordance with what one would consider appropriate. In fact, I hardly ever see senior management at all and this is sad considering we don't have a huge office.

    Raises and bonuses are mediocre and haven't been given regularly the past couple of years. Although the economy is not so good, the company has been doing fairly well. There isn't much of a reason to dangle these mediocre raises and bonuses out there because when we receive them, it is like a slap in the face. We only receive correspondence from the CEO when he has something to complain about. It seems rare that we hear anything that is congratulatory. Some people deserve praise at times and they don't deserve to receive rants that threaten us about losing raises and bonuses for the performance failures of a select few.

    If you are some college kid and/or are just looking to get some experience for a couple of years, give it a try. But to do anything meaningful career-wise, you should not plan to stay with SS&C for very long.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhy not try managing? Too many things seem to operate on auto pilot. Eventually, even things running on auto pilot need to be monitored and maintained. This leads me back to that bullet point from before - "PROATIVE". By doing things the way they are currently, it is impossible to be as successful as you expect. People in that office don't want to stay because things are worsening. But in the general SS&C style, I am sure no one is listening or cares as long as the work gets done.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Run away fast

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosnice employees
    Commuting from home
    Casual work attire

    ConsPoor management -Bully employees into getting things done
    Poor salary and pay increases
    No career advancement
    Focus on sales not on people
    Things are expected to get done with no support or guidance
    No one takes Bill Stone seriously because of his email rants
    High turnover lately, losing a lot of talented people due to poor management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in people not the bottom line. Stop the bullying and provide the proper guidance and tools for your employees to succeed. Reward had working 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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