SEI Investments - Their "HR" ruined the corporate cutlture that Al West built | Glassdoor
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"Their "HR" ruined the corporate cutlture that Al West built"

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Former Employee - Manager in Oaks, PA
Former Employee - Manager in Oaks, PA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The Christmas Party was a good time

Cons

HR's total devistation to the Corporate Culture they were built on. It used to be a fun and creative place to work.

Advice to Management

They need Leaders not Old Time Friends that have tenure

Other Employee Reviews for SEI Investments

  1. "good place to start for a year or two but I would suck whatever you can out of it(classes, networks, etc.) and move on."

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Oaks, PA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good place to start, alot of recent college grads...relatively unknown but fairly large company with many different financial services groups. Open/entreprenurial atmosphere( no cubicles or offices for anybody)... directors/managers/etc sit out in the open. Will pay for school. Seems like management in the past year has taken employee concerns about salary, education, and job growth to heart...but it is certainly a work in progress especially considering the current econ. enviro.

    Cons

    There's a reason there are a lot of young people...Alot(not all) of the analyst jobs are glorified data entry and really won't get you too far towards a meaningful career and can pidgeon hole you if you stay to long. Pay has historically been pretty low unless you like working overtime and your group needs you to do so. Promotions are usually based on tenure not performance. (alot of people either stay for a year or two and leave or become "SEI lifers").

    Advice to Management

    need more spending on technology and employee growth through industry seminars, cross training, systems training. Even just providing resources for new hires to learn in depth how to use access, excel macros, etc would be a good start. Outsourcing to India is not the only answer.


  2. "If you feel like making money, I wouldn't bother."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Oaks, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are decent, and there are occasional perks, though with the financial situation, these have started to dry up. Clothing is business casual, and dress down on Fridays. There is a program for younger employees that shows them the different areas of the company and allows them to network. Company tends to promote from within, which is good if you work here, but leaves most decent jobs out of reach to newcomers.

    Cons

    Teams can be very hit or miss. Apparently it is hard to fire people, and so the damaged caused can often be to great to fix before they leave. SEI pays well below market rates and so attracts two types of people: Those who aren't even worth that small amount and those who will jump for anything better as soon as they can.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that you get what you pay for, and the mistakes caused by people with little experience or motivation probably outweigh the gains caused by paying less.


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