SEI Investments Reviews

Updated May 28, 2015
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  1. Director

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    Former Employee - Director in Oaks, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Oaks, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Collegial environment, great art work, unique office space

    Cons

    Cliquish, limited diversity in top positions

  2. Great workplace. Great culture. Below average pay.

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Oaks, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Open work environment is great.
    Frequent company wide events. Happy hours, blood drives, etc

    Cons

    Below average pay.
    Corporate policies limit rapid advancement.

  3. Low pay in exchange for experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SEI Investments full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Social work culture, art-filled environment, gym, good work-life balance, tuition assistance program

    Cons

    Open office environment, low pay, redundant work, political, cliquey, unprofessional, almost too laid back

    Advice to Management

    Good place to gain experience right out of college if you exhaust all other options due to very low pay. Work is routine and redundant and can be boring but on site facilities and 100% tuition assistance with one year pay back are advantages. Don't stay doing the same type of work here for more than a couple years, transfer out of the company for bigger pay raise.

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  5. FAM Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FAM Analyst in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - FAM Analyst in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Open floor environment, friendly co-workers, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Very little room for advancement

  6. No career path or progression

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    Current Employee - Business Lead in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Business Lead in Oaks, PA

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

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

    Pros

    The perks of SEI are a flexible work schedule and conveniences like a cafeteria, ATM, dry cleaning, car maintenance arrangement, lots of amenities on campus.

    Cons

    Some cons are the lack of leadership, weak management, arbitrary and reactionary decisions by management, lack of discipline in doing analysis and forming logical conclusions before jumping in new directions. Lack of focus on quality and measurements in the software development and release cycles.

    Advice to Management

    Consider a disciplined approach to quality measurement. Increase the qualify before focusing on bringing more clients onto the Platform. Spend money on quality resources where there's an obvious need.

  7. 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

  8. Helpful (1)

    Get out after 2 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst, Senior Analyst in Ancient Oaks, PA
    Former Employee - Analyst, Senior Analyst in Ancient Oaks, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Great starter company for fresh graduates

    Cons

    IMS department does not provide growth opportunities they lure in with, so much gossiping and politicing, everyone acts like they are in high school

    Advice to Management

    Treat analysts with more respect, they are people too, be more respectful of people and clients. Grow up.

  9. Helpful (1)

    MOOPs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SEI Investments

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work with are nice

    Cons

    It's Mind numbing monkey work

  10. 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

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

    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.

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

    More communications! Keep the employees aware of the corporate goals


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