SEI Investments Reviews

Updated March 11, 2015
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  1. Great business experience, great employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in Oaks, PA
    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in Oaks, PA

    I worked at SEI Investments as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I liked the open office setting. Each floor has different teams and there aren't any cubicles.
    Great experience dealing with a high volume of clients.
    Very easy to communicate with management.
    There are a lot of company sponsored events such as happy hours, BBQ's basketball leagues, etc.

    Cons

    Starting salary for a lot of the positions are very low.

    Huge campus, getting from your desk to other offices and/or the cafeteria can be a good 5-10 minute walk.

    Seemed difficult to move up within the company.

  2. Horrible experience

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

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time

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

    Pros

    Some perks include stock repurchase program, 401K, cafeteria, gym, and tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Started in IMS division after college and have regretted that decision ever since. Very difficult to move into new positions and the pay scale is pathetic. Management is well aware of turnover issues, but refuse to address it with more competitive pay. Majority of younger employees can't work from home and must stay in hotels during snowstorms. Don't work here and get stuck.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with employees and share your expectations, so they can have opportunities to advance. Salary improvements would go a very long way.

  3. Portfolio Accounting Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Analyst in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Accounting Analyst in Oaks, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance.
    Decent opportunities for advancement.
    Good place to start after college

    Cons

    No real training process in place to ensure employee success.
    Below industry average pay.
    No flexibility for analyst to work from home when most work can be done from anywhere.
    Extremely high turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Pay analyst more and the turnover rate will decrease tremendously.
    Spend less company money on artwork.

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  5. Great place to start but not finish!

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

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Easy place to work with good people. Great place to begin a career but that's about it.

    Cons

    No upward Movement!!!! This place gives jobs to unqualified people who management is friends with!

    Advice to Management

    Give more money to analysts to retain talent. I've seen many people leave who have succeeded at other companies.

  6. Helpful (1)

    A place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Analyst in Collegeville, PA
    Current Employee - Accounting Analyst in Collegeville, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A chance to be exposed to a professional setting and financial systems/instruments

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of true team atmosphere, static/repetitive work assignments

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  7. Middle Office Operations Analyst

    Current Intern - Middle Office Operations Analyst in Oaks, PA
    Current Intern - Middle Office Operations Analyst in Oaks, PA

    I have been working at SEI Investments as an intern

    Pros

    The people are friendly, but there is not much collaboration, so it doesn't add very much to the postion.

    Cons

    If you want to learn something about finance, this is not the internship for you. I spent the summer making sure forms had name, address, phone number, and social security number on this. There is not collaboration or intellectual challenge. I did not get anything out of this internship whatsoever.

  8. Pay is low. They sell you alot on the culture but dont really care about you in long run

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

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get alot of exposure across different departments and sectors

    Cons

    Preach alot innovation and cutting edge technology but refuse to spend any money on real enhancements

    Advice to Management

    Don't pretend to be transparent when your clearly not.

  9. Refreshing Corporate Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Oaks, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you are ambitious and want to learn. If you want to learn a task beyond your immediate job scope, all you need to do is ask the right person.

    Cons

    Open environment is a double edge sword. Accessibility to people is readily available, however, can tend to be noisy.

  10. Good place to work, bad compensation

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEI Investments

    Pros

    Great team environment allows for east collaboration

    Cons

    Lack of $$ in first few years

    Advice to Management

    Pay more

  11. Great stepping stone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Oaks, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Oaks, PA

    I worked at SEI Investments full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, nice campus, great people and some opportunity. Built a lot of great relationships while there. Great culture.

    Cons

    Below industry compensation especially given the workload and expectations. Good raises are rare. Limited advancement or training opportunities. Weak management. Ethics and policies loosely enforced... Not much on values. No interest in process improvement so many people are buried in mundane processes... Working hard but not necessarily efficiently.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your employees to make them competitive to their industry peers.

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