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"built a career there"

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Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

good place to start in financial services, lots of areas to learn

Cons

increasingly silo-ed and functionalized, overall low quality of management, executives are dis-engaged with clients and staff

Other Employee Reviews for State Street

  1. Helpful (5)

    "I bet the homeless guy on the corner makes more than I do"

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    Former Employee - Underpaid Robot in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Underpaid Robot in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation time.... That is it... They even cut our 401k match by 1% last year. They try to buy our happiness with vacation days.

    Cons

    PAY PAY PAY PAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The salary here is so pitiful that I got a 40% increase when I left!!! Stay away, your bank account will thank you.

    Advice to Management

    Pay us


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Button Pressing Sweatshop"

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    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Street full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    401k is great, 100% match, fully vested after a year
    Majority of co-workers are fresh out of college, so you will have a group of people to commiserate with

    Cons

    So many, starting with the biggest:
    PAY- is excessively low, even with the current turnover rate (as high as 40% in some groups), State Street continually drops their non-negotiable, take it or leave it, subsistence level entry level salaries. They often claim they are right with the industry average in terms of pay, but I have never seen an article claiming the new industry average for finance & accounting is in the low to mid 30's. Work environment is generally miserable, aside from the happy hours you will be attending every other friday to celebrate the persons last day who you never really got to know in the first place because they weren't there for very long. Most people stay here for a year, starve, become great at excel, and leave for a job anywhere else that pays 10-20k more. With the economy picking back up, offers are getting rejected and current SSB employees are dropping like flies.

    Leave SS as your last option, and even at that point, look again, because you will get an interview, and an offer in short time after you apply.

    Advice to Management

    increase pay, responsibility...thereby reducing turnover.

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