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It was a good learning experience but the management doesnt really help you along. You need to be a self starter.

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Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Boston, MA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

There are nice managers and friendly coworkers.

Cons

repetitive work, low entry level pay

Advice to Management

Be mroe proactive and hands on with employees

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  1. Good benefits but not a dynamic organization

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at State Street full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits; Global organization; Some opportunity for advancement in certain areas of the company although many areas are stagnant and are cutting positions. Good flex opportunities and work/life balance

    Cons

    Low salary for Financial Services; Not much room for upward mobility for middle or upper management personnel

    Advice to Management

    Need to better develop middle management and create more opportunities for future leaders in the company


  2. Can I please have those 3 years of my life back

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    Former Employee - Mutual Fund Accountant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Mutual Fund Accountant in Boston, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Entry level position of a mutual fund accountant is fairly easy to get and provides a good foundation for experience in the industry

    Cons

    It is completely luck whether you get a disgruntled manager or not. I have had 3 different ones within the company and only 1 was good, the other 2 made the job unbearable. It's not somewhere where people care that they work, it's somewhere where you end up realizing you should move on from. I can tell you, you will print out about a forest worth of paper over your career and consequentially set it aside in a box where it will sit. They will climb the walls of the office and storage rooms and eventually be taken away. Most days I often thought I was making someone a good chunk of money with all the derivatives and options I would book, but it was merely at my own expense.

    Advice to Management

    Do not pretend to be a manager until you know how to do every fund in the group that you are managing.


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