State Street Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Unorganized and incompetently managed.

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    Former Employee - Mutual Funds - Analyst II in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Mutual Funds - Analyst II in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at State Street full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They had a cool kickball tournament.

    Cons

    In the Kansas City mutual fund group, not only will you be kept from progressing, but you will take the blame for management's errors if you aren't high up on their ladder or a 'favorite.' The headquarters in Boston are completely clueless as to how things are run in the KC location and if they saw how backwards and incredibly ignorant their management staff was, they'd be wise to shut down the entire operation. Employee turnover was weekly...which is pathetic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Admit your mistakes, take responsibility for your actions, LISTEN to your employees, and treat people better. It's not like you're paying them an even decent salary, so at the very least let them feel valued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. Income Specialist - Hancock Tower

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Street

    Pros

    Great entry level opportunity after college

    Cons

    Lack of communication within the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your entry level employees and do more to keep them around. You are investing a lot of time into training them, wouldnt you want them to stick around?

  3. 2 people found this helpful

    This is a profit based BUSINESS

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    Former Employee - Officer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Officer in Boston, MA

    I worked at State Street

    Pros

    Paycheck
    Benefits
    Group discounts to merchants and attractions

    Cons

    You are a cog in the wheel of this well oiled machine that has established unnatural relationships around the world built off of the back of recent college graduates.

    You will be confined to a desk for hours at a time. You will be yelled at for having to do natural things such as relieve yourself. You will watch people run around with smiles on their faces. You will be inundated with work by the people who have been authorized to un around.

    The people in leadership positions have been awarded these positions based on relationships. Highly political at all levels.

    This company is the pickle party. Think of all the people you use to cheer, hockey players, football players, etc. When the lights go out, they enter the street - State Street that is. And, the board of directors is well aware of this. Plenty of people who had families working for this company are going to be hell bent when the board relieves them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What is management? The practice of? If I could pull them out of their daily circle jerks, I still wouldn't say anything. To the board of directors: Good job, hope nobody finds you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    They look after their shareholders, not their employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State Street

    Pros

    easy to get into the company

    Cons

    They don't even know where my FSA money is. Its been several months since I left and I'm still waiting on a reimbursement since they cannot find my money! work/life balance is awful, pay is probably the lowest in the industry, turnover is very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mgmt either does not read these or does not do anything since the company has such a low score and still nothing changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Client Operations #1

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State Street

    Pros

    A good start if you cant find a job

    Cons

    Starting pay is $15.
    Boaring

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful

    Slave street

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    Former Employee - Client Operations
    Former Employee - Client Operations

    I worked at State Street full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home. That's about it. That's only if you have a manager that lets you do it.

    Cons

    -outsourcing
    -a joke of a salary, the lowest in the industry
    -huge corporation so you always feel lost : need to talk to HR? Who do I go to? Need to talk to IT? : sit on hold with the "Help(less) Desk" for hours and finally have your questions not answered by someone in India... Seriously it took them 6 months to install something very basic and necessary for my job into my computer
    -does NOT look good on a resume... I've talked with many recruiters in the industry
    -everyone is incompetent
    -smart people leave, mediocre people get promoted
    -no work life balance in some groups. When I was hired, I was duped into thinking that we would get paid for all the overtime we put in. Actually the standard day was 9 hours, and they would make you put in a mandatory UNPAID hour lunch break. But of course you couldn't get away from your desk for more than 10 minutes without getting yelled at. So you didn't actually take that lunch break, ever. Sorry, but you can't make people work 50 hour weeks, staying until 8,9, sometimes 10 pm every night for the ridiculous blue collar salary you pay us.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like they would even care? Where are they? Do they ever listen to what we have to say. I wonder how Jay Hooley sleeps at night knowing that this is a legal slavery operation that he is running

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    Mediocre at best

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    Current Employee - Global Transaction Processing Associate in Hadley, MA
    Current Employee - Global Transaction Processing Associate in Hadley, MA

    I have been working at State Street part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The work is not challenging, very easy to get by

    Cons

    No upwards movement, terrible salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better so you attract higher quality professionals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 7 people found this helpful

    Unless you are desperate for a job look somewhere else

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    Current Employee - Senior Pricing Analyst in Quincy, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Pricing Analyst in Quincy, MA

    I have been working at State Street full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits
    Team oriented
    Located outside of Boston

    Cons

    Always understaffed
    Work all but 2 holidays a year
    Poor training
    Limited room for gorwth
    Low base salary and bonus compared to other companies
    Overworked and everyone in the team is burnt out
    Worked during 3 blizzards and one tropical storm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people to spread the work load, focused more on training current employees, and recognize those who stand

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Not worth your time

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    Current Employee - Trade Processor Associate I in Hadley, MA
    Current Employee - Trade Processor Associate I in Hadley, MA

    I have been working at State Street part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    extra money while in school, make your own schedule

    Cons

    horrible management, no time off requests granted, boring

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Behind the times business that doesn't provide much employee development

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    Former Contractor - Portfolio Accountant in Westwood, MA
    Former Contractor - Portfolio Accountant in Westwood, MA

    I worked at State Street as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you require some resume building to say that you've worked in the financial services industry. Not an ideal workplace environment for growth opportunities. Truly lives up to the corporate bureaucracy stigma.

    Cons

    A blatant lack of disregard towards employee training and development. Most of these jobs can be automated, however since they have such a high-turnover and from a liability standpoint it is cheaper to blame misconduct or errors on employees rather than face legal action for a technological mishap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider better standard operating procedures for training employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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