SEI Investments Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. What type of company are we today? Technology or Asset Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camillus, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camillus, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SEI Investments (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you're a closer then you can make some great money Middle management was an obstacle and always felt threatened Great travel agency in house made complex sales trips very easy Great retirement solutions

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities Arrogant attitudes towards competition...look at Sunguard today and should've taken them more seriously

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the mutual fund business...that era is over. You have very bright people in your employ, reinvent yourself.


  2. Great first job out of college, looks great on a resume.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fund Accountant in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Fund Accountant in Oaks, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, everyone is in their 20s to 30s. Great first job. Looks great on a resume.

    Cons

    Pay and hours. The pay is below industry standards and for the area of Oaks, pa, it's well below the average. But SEI is a great company to gain experience from.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better


  3. Fund accountant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fun Accountant in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Fun Accountant in Oaks, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, nice cafeteria, unique culture

    Cons

    Pay, job is mostly data entry. Little knowledge of investments is needed


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  5. Hotel California

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Not a bad place to spend some time. Company is best suited for average and below average performers.

    Cons

    Best to perform below average and not give too much of yourself - makes leaving easier.


  6. Helpful (1)

    horrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Open floor plan, free parking, walking trail

    Cons

    Lousy pay, below the industry average, analysts make more than their superiors, can't reward employees at all in some areas and in other areas they are overly rewarded, large turnover because of all of this, systems are not up to date at all, but yet expected to make no mistakes....have to jump through hoops to try to fix the system glitches or lack of systems

    Advice to Management

    step it up, you want employee moral boosted start by compensating fairly across the company, show that you appreciate the people that work hard everyday.


  7. Technical Support Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SEI Investments full-time

    Pros

    Good building with a lot of artwork, open work environment, good cafeteria

    Cons

    Horrible work environment and lot of politics. Management doesn't care about how qualified or hardworking someone is and will play favorite's all the time. I saw someone being laid off in just two months just because she was very technical and qualified and hardworking but her manager did not like her because all the manager wanted her to do was documentation and was not giving her anything to work on and then told her while firing her that she was not proactive enough and that she was too nice and that's why she was let go.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to all the employees and stop playing favorite's.


  8. Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time

    Pros

    The culture, work environment and company philosophy is unrivaled. A Best Places to Work Company year after year.

    Cons

    The challenge of a flat-hierarchy may be a culture shock to those used to being told what and how for every detail of their daily actions.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency across business units would make mentoring more effective


  9. Helpful (1)

    Compliance Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Portfolio Compliance Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Portfolio Compliance Analyst in Denver, CO

    I worked at SEI Investments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My team was very well run - there was a great team atmosphere Room for advancement Growing segment of the business

    Cons

    A lot of work Pay is pretty bad


  10. Technical Project Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oaks, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The environment and culture of the organization is amazing.

    Cons

    The experience can be different depending on the various business units. The corporate culture does not necessarily apply to all of the business units. They are treated as separate businesses.

    Advice to Management

    Start formal mentoring programs and enforce them.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Temp for 11 months and working almost an additional year.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Happy Hours, Laid Back

    Cons

    HR is very slow and have no idea how to hire people. It took me so long to get hired and they selected other candidates over me only because they knew people, even though I was more qualified for the role. Then those same candidates either resign within a short time or get fired because they don't know how to do their job right. Other employees are very rude and don't know how to say thank you when someone holds the door for them or good morning when someone acknowledges them....take the stick out of your butt.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to the employees who actually do their work.



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