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Fund Accounting = Brutal Experience, stay away, even if you're desperate, stay away.

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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 (less than an year)

Pros

Good name on the resume. I hear other departments other than Fund Accounting are excellent places to work, unfortunately I was stuck in Fund Accounting for a year.

Cons

-no transferable skills acquired
-you learn very little
-stay far away from Fund Accountant role, even if you are desperate for a job and get an offer from them as a Fund Accountant, keep looking for something elsewhere, it will be worth the wait.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take on less fund accountants and pay them more to do more work. the work is too spread out, i spent more than half of my day just staring at the computer screen.

No opinion of CEO

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    Career crippling

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, MA

    I worked at State Street full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This can be a great company to work for if you get in a well run department.

    Cons

    Some - not all - of management is promoted based on social status and not on merit or education. Layoffs and job outsourcing make any position with this company feel unstable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, if there is a common complaint then it's best to take a closer look at what is really happening. Turning a blind eye will only hurt the company in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Intern - Financial Reporting (AIS)

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    Former Employee - Financial Reporting Administrator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Financial Reporting Administrator in Boston, MA

    I worked at State Street as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Incredible amount of exposure to how Private Equity & Hedge Funds work.
    Great group of people to work with

    Cons

    Relatively low intern pay, but a great amount of learning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reassess interview question

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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