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"Development mixed with infrastructure"

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

I have been working at State Street full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

working remote is a big plus

Cons

outsourcing leads to many headaches and long hours

Advice to Management

Start valuing employees

Other Employee Reviews for State Street

  1. Helpful (5)

    "No experience? No passion? No problem!"

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    Current Employee - Fund Accountant in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Fund Accountant in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Any business related degree gets you in.
    Free coffee, tea, cocoa and plastic flatware.
    Depending on the department, you can sometimes get off early.
    Plenty of opportunity for overtime if you want it, and often when you don't.
    Get your work done to an acceptable level, and your managers will not ride you.
    3 weeks paid vacation starting.
    Generally friendly co-workers and management, from team leaders to VP's. (Sacramento)
     Nice view of the sunrise on the East side of the building and sunset on the West side (most days you will be there to watch both)

    Cons

    LOW Starting pay: less than the balance of my student loans.
    Every. Day. Is. Exactly. The same. Like the movie "groundhog day" except the events throughout only range from: stressful and terrible, to mundane.... occasionally there will be food.
    No one talks. It's creepy. People communicate through Email and Office messenger while seated only feet from one another.
    Only Parking is paid parking: even the "discount" 160$ monthly pass equates to 1$ LESS AN HOUR THAT YOU ARE BEING PAID.
    Work is, as a general rule not "hard", but the learning curve is steep, and once you have some clue of what you are doing, you realize how boring it is.

    Advice to Management

    Most management just does what they have been trained to do, and that is slog along and try to train the constant inflow of their subordinates, which is not their fault. But to the SENIOR management, there is a systemic problem that must be addressed: the only people who stick around long enough to get promoted are those not willing or qualified to seek employment elsewhere, thus perpetuating a culture of underachievement and widespread "Brain drain" to other companies. Sure the entry level grunts will still show up for peanuts, but at LEAST make promotions look attractive enough that people stick around for more than a few months. The managers make nearly the same as entry level positions elsewhere.


  2. "Overall good work experience, great resume builder for interns and awesome people"

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

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

    Pros

    As an intern, it looks great on your resume. The internship program is very selective, and you get paid well. Also, worked with great people. Very diverse work place.

    Cons

    The office was pretty boring, but thats what you would expect at a bank.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make the office environment more fun. Get a coffee machine

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