SEI Investments Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
158 Reviews
2.8
158 Reviews
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SEI Investments Chairman and CEO Alfred P. West Jr.
Alfred P. West Jr.
113 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance if that is what you are looking for (in 20 reviews)

  • It is a great work environment, unlike any other (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Do to the size of the company, the full notion of "open environment" is hard to achieve (in 7 reviews)

  • Hard to define career path, Hard to get pay increases, (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Stay away if you can

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEI Investments

    Pros

    Good work/life balance if that is what you are looking for

    Cons

    Compensation well below industry norm

  2.  

    Good entry level learning experience and training. Social culture was good but professional culture was lacking.

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    Former Employee - Investor Services Analyst  in  Oaks, PA
    Former Employee - Investor Services Analyst in Oaks, PA

    I worked at SEI Investments full-time

    Pros

    Good training to learn the role at an entry level. Formalized training programs, as well as lots of fun events and happy hours for employees.

    Cons

    Underpaid and overworked employees. More often than not I had to work overtime, even though the upper management was trying to simultaneously cut down on overtime because they didn't want to pay for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    stepping stone

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    Current Employee - Fund Accountant  in  Collegeville, PA
    Current Employee - Fund Accountant in Collegeville, PA

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

    Pros

    good place to learn about the industry, unique culture

    Cons

    low pay, massive turnover at entry level due to low pay, constant cycle of training new people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    entry level employees are paid well below industry standard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to start a career and learn the different facets of the industry!

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    Current Employee - Internal Account Executive  in  Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Internal Account Executive in Oaks, PA

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

    Pros

    Great learning environment. Tons of opportunities available, but you have to seek them out and be pro active. The pro active employees get the most out of the time at SEI.

    Cons

    Some people feel the open environment is not conducive to productivity. It is not private and there are no offices. I have not had a problem with this set up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communications! Keep the employees aware of the corporate goals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A good company for entry level with ok pay and a flexible culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEI Investments

    Pros

    Great culture, Flexible schedules, laid back management

    Cons

    Hard to define career path, Hard to get pay increases,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    WASTE and NASTY ENVIRONMENT WORKPLACE

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    Current Employee - IT Professional  in  Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Oaks, PA

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There were no PROS about SEI.

    Cons

    IT PROFESSIONALS DON'T LURE INTO THIS WORST COMPANY JUST LOOKING AT COMPENSATIONS/PERKS.

    NO TRAINGING GIVEN, NO KNOWLEDGE TRANSITION, NO VALUES, NOT QUITE SURE HOW AN AMERICAN LIKES TO WORK FOR THIS COMPANY UNLESS SOMEONE IS FATELESS TO WORK IN THIS PLACE.

    Any individual who has been sentenced in court to serve the community for any specific reason can be treated as same working at this place. I MEAN IT.

    Get out before you are stuck!”

    Worst place to work. No morality. Every one pretends to be very nice but cunning behavior.

    Work is vendor based. More politics no career oriented. People who work here sucks. Everyone is NOT A PROFESSIONAL here.

    Vendors gets the employees just for billing. SEI has more money but they are just wasting on uncultured people instead they can spend money for needful.

    Anyone who left anywhere to work with SEI will certainly curse after join here. They loose confidence in career and don't have any knowledge of future.
    You don't know what you are working for, no importance of specialty or any importance given to your skillset.

    IT PROFESSIONALS DON'T GET TRAPPED IN THIS WORST COMPANY JUST LOOKING THERE COMPENSATIONS/PERKS. BETTER LOOK FOR SMALL SALARIES AND PEACEFUL LIFE. DON’T MAKE MISTAKE JOINING IN THIS WORST AND NASTY COMPANY.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NONSENSE MANAGEMENT DON'T KNOW EMPLOYEES THOUGHTS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Frustrated senior executive

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    Current Employee - Managing Director  in  Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Oaks, PA

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great deal of autonomy, low stress, reasonable quality of life

    Cons

    Executive leadership of the company is populated by a group of highly mediocre sycophants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign. Failing that, recognize that you are part of an organization and place the needs of that organization ahead of your own petty personal agendas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Worst Place to work in PA

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    Former Employee - IT-Admin  in  Ancient Oaks, PA
    Former Employee - IT-Admin in Ancient Oaks, PA

    I worked at SEI Investments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great if you are a politician

    Cons

    Hard Working person can not servive here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign and take retirement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very open and laid back environment

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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst - IMS  in  Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst - IMS in Oaks, PA

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

    Pros

    It is a very laid back environment.

    Cons

    Could be too laid back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to Finish a Career, Bad Place to start

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEI Investments

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, the campus and location are great

    Cons

    Poor pay seems to be a recurring theme for employees who began their career with the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employee morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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