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SS&C Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
111 Reviews
2.5
111 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good working environment, a lot of young employees (in 9 reviews)

  • casual dress, decent benefits, they will take anyBODY to fill a seat (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is about as thick as they come (in 12 reviews)

  • High turnover lately, losing a lot of talented people due to poor management (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    No Alignment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at SS&C

    Pros

    Employee events arranged by HR are a nice attempt to compensate for morale issues.

    Cons

    Upper management makes decisions without regard for staff. Resourcing decisions are made without an understanding of staff caliber. Resources treated as stop gaps for significant client issues. Not sure why the stock price continues to climb.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fund Accountant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SS&C (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Experience. Promotional upside. Jeans at work.

    Cons

    Terrible pay, boring culture and did I mention the pay?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pretend at least that you care about your employees. Pay competitive salaries and bonuses.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good starting point, bad place to stay for over 2 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Windsor, CT

    I have been working at SS&C full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    casual dressing code, free coffee and milktea

    Cons

    the manager don't know what is going on and refuse to make any changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DO NOT COME IF YOU HAVE OTHER CHOICES

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Accountant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SS&C full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people in our location.

    Cons

    No regular reviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 8 people found this helpful  

    Software Killer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at SS&C full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Young environment, lots of freedom

    Cons

    SS&C buys software companies and bleeds them to death before scraping them. They purchase all these smaller software companies but after the acquisition they fail to invest in continued development and enhancement of the product. In the software industry a product constantly has to evolve and grow to stay competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers. Too many people are promoted based on who they are buddies with not what their qualifications are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Already left!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fund Accountant in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Fund Accountant in Irving, TX

    I have been working at SS&C full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Ease of mind, easy access to management

    Cons

    High turnover ratio. Almost 10 people left for 12 months. High co-pay insurance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Indifferent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Not Sure in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Not Sure in Windsor, CT

    I have been working at SS&C full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    * Casual work environment
    * It is what you make of it
    * Like many others have said, this is a good place to get your feet wet and move on to something better

    Cons

    * Better to be an outsider if you want career placement (advancement?)
    * "Technology" company <insert joke>...
    * Not much guidance from higher ups, you need to know what has to be done before it needs to be done

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Directionless management, unmotivated support staff.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fund Service Manager in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Fund Service Manager in Windsor, CT

    I have been working at SS&C full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The hours were 9-5 irrespective of the workload.

    Cons

    Management disconnected to each other. Dirtitorial style rather than inclusive. No career path and no staff development. The Windsor CT operation was a mess!.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Install real metrics and stop asking staff to justify every single minute of their time. Learn how to sample work, without having to quality control every inquiry or service request. Proper train support staff. Introduce procedure manual to support existing processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Poor management decisions causing long term project issues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SS&C full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    No need to dress formally when clients aren't onsite

    Cons

    Depressing place to spend your day

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exasperating Indifference to Reality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Windsor, CT

    I have been working at SS&C full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Hours 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 ManagementAdvice

    Start 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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