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"NOT a place to build a rewarding and lucrative career."

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Current Employee - Associate II
Current Employee - Associate II
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

They'll hire just about anyone and the work is very easy. Good place to earn a little money while you hunt for more legit jobs.

Cons

Pay: Consistently pays the lowest in the industry. Bonuses are a joke in good times (aka 2007). With a good rating, nice VPs, and a fully funded bonus pool you can expect about $1,300 pretax. Last year the good groups got $700 pretax. Raises are about 2% annually... yeah. You read that right, 2% of your measly 40k salary.

Job growth: They have a terrible promotional system. Rarely is hard work recognized. Many higher ups have no idea what goes on at the actual work level and do their best to ignore work distribution.

Benefits: They used to be good but the company is constantly cutting them to save money. Now they are just like any other company.

Culture: The company actively endorses a very sad culture. They spend enormous resources saying that they care about your career and that they're always "attracting and retaining" the best talent but that's hardly ever the case. The company has a reputation of hiring everyone who just couldn't get a job anywhere else. They want you to be that worker who has no ambition and will work in the same job for 10+ years until they eventually lay you off and re-hire you at a fraction of your last pay. It's depressing how many people are ok with that.

Advice to Management

Start over. Rethink the whole strategy. Get some fresh thinking in there. The company is so badly entrenched with laughable HR policies that it has become a zombie bank. Most employees are unmotivated and perfectly content to just sit there on 40k a year and do the same thing over and over and over until they get laid off. The company has a reputation of hiring the lower tier candidates and paying below market average. All of the higher ups in ssga have either come from outside or left, worked somewhere else, then come back. Internal promotion to a good ssga position is actively blocked by HR. Do you really think that's a good way to attract and retain talent?

Other Employee Reviews for State Street

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Easy work, terrible pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fund Accountant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Fund Accountant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Work is not strenuous
    -Great work/life balance with work from home
    -Benefits are above average
    -Working with the right group can make the job fun
    -If you put in the work, you will get recognized

    Cons

    -Pay is ridiculously low, with essentially no raises this year.
    -Repetitive button pushing in order to process tasks for accounting. You won't know if it's Monday or Thursday.


  2. "GS Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State Street full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Little room for growth, poor communication, knowledge is not shared when new staff enter a team, hard to convince your peers to do additional work

    Cons

    Great starting job, good benefits

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of surroundings and pull your weight

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