State Street Global Advisors Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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State Street Global Advisors President and CEO Scott F. Powers
Scott F. Powers
49 Ratings

Pros
  • Good work life balance, More projects coming in (in 15 reviews)

  • I also worked with many good people in my time there (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • There is not a lot of growth opportunity, the starting pay is very low for the industry, most learning is done on your own (in 4 reviews)

  • Low pay for the amount of work, poor work life balance, no team mentality (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Street Global Advisors full-time

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

    Pros

    Good Working Environment
    Decent Pay
    Lots of OT
    Lots of Career Flexibility

    Cons

    Fast Paced
    Pay could be a little higher, but if you work hard you will be compensated fairly


  2. Interview

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Only Went for the Interview in Quincy, MA
    Current Employee - Only Went for the Interview in Quincy, MA

    I have been working at State Street Global Advisors

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

    Pros

    Nice Building, quick response to emails, good opportunities

    Cons

    Hiring Freeze for the position that I interviewed for.


  3. Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I have been working at State Street Global Advisors

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

    Pros

    Great environment, Everyone is nice and helpful, also very respectful. In some locations dress code is laid back and the office is usually beautiful

    Cons

    Work many hours, not a lot of free time, the hours cause stress, no time to workout.

    Advice to Management

    There should definitely be more time of for volunteering that would be great, also a higher and more competitive salary. Also more interactive ways to get the employees from getting their minds of stress.


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  5. great place to work

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

    I have been working at State Street Global Advisors full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    have to be willing to work hard within the investment solutions group

    Cons

    not much of a work-life balance. male-dominated


  6. Vice President

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State Street Global Advisors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    OK Pay, Good location, Decent benefits

    Cons

    You will be thought of in the role you have and not what you are capable of doing. Your career depends on the SVP you work for.

    Advice to Management

    You've lost some very dedicated senior management over the past 10 years and not replaced them with the same caliber


  7. yawn

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State Street Global Advisors

    Pros

    big company, lots of resources

    Cons

    big company, takes too long to get ANYTHING done

    Advice to Management

    many employees feel lost


  8. Positive experience. Great work life balance.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quantitative Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Quantitative Research Analyst

    I have been working at State Street Global Advisors full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance is great. Flexible working remotely. Flexible sick days and personal community service days are a plus. Very friendly people with an open, approachable type culture.

    Cons

    State Street revolves around the custody business, making the asset mgmt business a culture is low risk. Financial compensation tends to be below the median.


  9. Portfolio Accountant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State Street Global Advisors

    Pros

    good introduction to financial industry

    Cons

    not much responsibility
    no room to grow


  10. Associate I

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate in Fair Lawn, NJ

    I have been working at State Street Global Advisors full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    They offer flex time, and the option to work from home. Both are subject to your managers/groups approval.

    Cons

    The hours can be very long during the clients audit, and the quarterly closes.


  11. Equity Pricing Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fixed Income and Euity Pricing Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Fixed Income and Euity Pricing Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at State Street Global Advisors full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Hours and you gain a lot of experience working on many different applications and securities.

    Cons

    Not a lot of hands on work, mostly operations based procedures, a lot of pluggin in prices.

    Advice to Management

    Try and work more with employees to keep them engaged and focused on there careers and where they can go with it.



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