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"Good way to break into the industry"

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Current Employee - Senior Associate in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Irvine, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

exposure to institutional clients, different investment products, good entry into the business

Cons

complacency keeps people at low paying jobs, not very selective in hiring (lots of dummies are hired), went through layoffs and outsourcing.

Other Employee Reviews for State Street

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    "Conservative and Complacent"

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    Former Intern - Global Services Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Global Services Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State Street as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The SSGS team is very kind. Personally, I received a good amount of work that really added value. I felt as though I was a valuable part of the team and that I wasn't just being paid to sit and twiddle my thumbs. Most of my other intern friends can't say the same. The atmosphere is really relaxed, and my team was very helpful.

    Cons

    As a whole, I got the feeling that although State Street wants to become a more innovative company, its culture is still very conservative. Its younger crowd is ready for change, but it seems the older generation is very complacent with old processes because they work. It is recognized that there is an obvious need for change and modernization to keep up with the moving market, but the main problem standing in the way of improvement is the acknowledgement that there are many barriers, and the cautionary steps taken rather than the determination to move forward despite all obstacles.

    Advice to Management

    I think you should listen to the new recruits more. Recent graduates are taking many courses that can really add value in regards to a fast growing, changing market. Just because it works, doesn't mean it can't be better. Strive for better and faster.


  2. "Not a bad company to work for. Probably the best company to learn mutual fund."

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Street full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good colleagues, reasonably good benefits, very friendly work atmosphere. A very good place to learn all the basics of mutual fund accounting.

    Cons

    Very tight work schedules. Salary on the low side. Closure of business and layoff several hundred accountants when company is very profitable.

    Advice to Management

    Average management only knows layoff employees during bad times. Great management can turn redundant employees into an asset, not a liability.

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