State Street

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State Street Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
1,293 Reviews

2.7
1,293 Reviews
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State Street President and CEO Joseph (Jay) L. Hooley
Joseph (Jay) L. Hooley
406 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company has good benefits and is looking to improve work/life balance for employees (in 120 reviews)

  • Many employees can work from home a few days a week if their responsibilities allow them to (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance is one of their "core tenets" but they don't practice what they preach (in 36 reviews)

  • long hours, too much operational work, not so many bright people that can inspire you (in 47 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company to Work For, overall...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Legal in Boston, MA

    Pros

    5 Weeks Vacation (4 Regular and 1 you can buy)

    Cons

    Some positions are very tightly regulated, you don't have the opportunity to think for yourself of take initative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You promote a "Work From Home / Flex work" program...you should make sure all divisions/departments allows all employees to have an opportunity to take advantage of it. There are some managers that tell employees that this option is not available to them (but then do it themselves)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice people, good programs, networking opportunities, tuition reimbursements

    Cons

    working hours are too long

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fund Controller  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Fund Controller in Boston, MA

    Pros

    I had previously work in the AIS Real Estate Performance Measurement area and always impressed at how they continued to search and improve ways to service their clients.

    Cons

    Upper management wasn't always forthcoming on how they felt about certain business groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend having a VP level person running a business group as the lower levels of management don't always have the experience level to properly service the clients. That level is to close to the work many times and can lose sight of what their clients are really looking for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great team to work with.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I like state street

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

    Pros

    good company, compensation is good too.

    Cons

    no cons I love to work for state street

  7.  

    Business Continuity Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast paced, innovative and conscientious about business continuity

    Cons

    no much - long hours on occasion

  8.  

    Love it

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

    Pros

    great people, great office, location is great to downtown. Work is challenging and interesting

    Cons

    lack of respect in industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to start at

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

    Pros

    If you work hard, opportunity to move up in company

    Cons

    Promotions only go to proactive employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Team Oriented security evaluation group that was committed to 100% client satisfaction.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pricing Specialist Associate I  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Pricing Specialist Associate I in Boston, MA

    Pros

    I liked how involved State Street was with the community and the city of Boston.

    Cons

    Lower starting salary caused a lot of turnover losing out on valuable personal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent company to work at!

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst/Developer  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst/Developer in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Managing the divergent demands of your personal life and professional goals can be a challenge. State Street’s Work/Life program offers a healthy variety of programs and services that help employees manage the big and small life events we all face daily, whether they involve caring for others, caring for yourself, or both.

    Cons

    You should like to work under pressure to be there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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