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SS&C Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
116 Reviews
2.3
116 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good working environment, a lot of young employees (in 9 reviews)

  • casual dress, decent benefits, they will take anyBODY to fill a seat (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is about as thick as they come (in 12 reviews)

  • High turnover lately, losing a lot of talented people due to poor management (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Decent stepping stone

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

    I have been working at SS&C full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great health insurance, hands-off management approach--employees given decent amount of decision-making authority, flexible and casual working environment

    Cons

    lack of strong company brand and identity; lack of employee development structure; management is not properly trained; promotions and career paths non-existent; lack of competitive salaries and bonuses; lack of company pride and firm-wide professionalism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a company brand and structure that is cohesive, proud and professional--at all levels of the organization. Provide extensive management training and employee development opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Exercise in Futility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Fund Accountant in Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Fund Accountant in Windsor, CT

    I worked at SS&C full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free parking and casual dress code.

    Cons

    Previous posters have summed up the cons very well. I would like to stress that nepotism is a huge issue here and those people are untouchable. This company is extremely poor with promoting from within as well. This company is only good for new graduates looking to gain some entry level experience. Stay 12-18 months and move on.

    In all the companies that I've worked at in my life this is the one company that needs a union. That is the only way any thing will change at this place.

    When the job market improves there will be a huge exodus here and this company deserves it.

    Run away from this company. If you have a job interview scheduled cancel it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No one in mgmt believes there's any issues, so advice here would be worthless. When this company folds they'll be the last ones to see it coming.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investor Relations Associate
    Current Employee - Investor Relations Associate

    I have been working at SS&C full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Easy commute and daily causal dress code.

    Cons

    Salaried position, but must work OT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Process Improvement and Developing Existing Staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Needs work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investor Relations Associate in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Investor Relations Associate in Windsor, CT

    I have been working at SS&C full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The attire is casual, large company, great benefits/vacation days/health insurance. Company growth is expected to continue. Office is conveniently located right off 91.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get promoted so many good employees leave for greener pastures. Current labor board dispute going on. No training provided, no classes to learn their software.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the people you want to keep. Change the culture to make your employees happy. Be more team oriented. Make quick decisions to get rid of dead weight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stuck In the Past

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, CO

    I worked at SS&C full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere is laid-back, and you'll be left alone most of the time. You can take a whole year if you want to write a single web page. Many have done it before, some because they were lazy, and others because the project uses source code from the Jurassic period.

    Cons

    You won't get a single minute of training, but you will get reprimanded if you ask questions. Ideas are NOT welcome. DO NOT even say the word "innovate." The company is too busy putting out daily fires to think for one second about how to get ahead of them. The future doesn't look good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are going to fail if you don't embrace aspects of modern software development. Architecture, documentation, quality assurance can't just be skipped. Maybe you'll learn this and hire more resources but I doubt it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dissapointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at SS&C full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You will learn patience. You will have to figure out how to keep the different managers happy and be able to quickly learn and adhere to their unique and often conflicting standards.

    You will get to know your own character, since you will be asked and encouraged to do whatever it takes to make the sale.

    Cons

    Money is all that matters to this company and that message is told from the top down.

    Growing revenue is everyone's main job and you are reminded regularly, even non sales staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to care about the needs of your clients and employees as much as growing revenue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good for now…...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Windsor, CT

    I have been working at SS&C full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    casual dress, decent benefits, they will take anyBODY to fill a seat.

    Cons

    systems and technology slow, higher positions get stuck doing work for people who don't know what they are doing, no work life balance, set hours, no flex time. no discipline for delinquent workers…upper staff levels have to compensate for their inabilities. not many perks-free (gross) coffee, filtered water…that's it. Lunch room/cafeteria seating area is dated..most people eat at their desks or go out to get away. Solution to getting things done is overtime..work on the weekends, instead of hiring the appropriate, qualified staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote a more work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    A workshop for button pushers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Accountant in Windsor, CT

    I have been working at SS&C full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good entry level opportunity to gain experience.

    Cons

    Poor pay unless you're coming from another company.
    They would much rather hire outsiders for the best management jobs than promote from within.
    They will work you to the bone and never reward the effort. You will work nights and weekends regularly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management refers to accountants as unimportant and "no bodies" openly. They will not listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company with minor issues

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

    I have been working at SS&C full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company is growing and financially strong, which provides interesting career opportunities. Management runs a tight and efficient organization. Everyone is busy and mostly productive, management sets aggressive but achievable goals and the culture is very direct and holds employees accountable. Top employees seem to be rewarded well and most can do well with reasonable effort. Pay is good for the effort required.

    Despite older reviews, turnover seems industry standard. I don't see office politics. Perhaps this varies by office/division.

    Cons

    Offices are drab. Could provide more formal career training. Management could provide more transparency on bonuses and compensation. Would be good to have more formal career mentoring and performance review processes. Benefits are industry standard, could do better. No fun perks like other tech companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in products, provide more transparency into corporate processes and more structure in terms of compensation and talent management. Continue growing and be sure to share the rewards with employees who are contributing.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent place to learn, great work/life balance if in the right group and right manager

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

    I have been working at SS&C full-time

    Pros

    If working for the right manager you'll learn a great deal, have a great work/life balance and really enjoy your job

    Cons

    Much politics is involved as the company has grown over the years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be stingy with raises and bonuses. If company is making money then share the wealth!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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