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SEI Investments Reviews

Updated November 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Teamwork oriented and good work/life balance (in 45 reviews)

  • The people here are amazing as is the unique culture and work environment (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fund Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time

    Pros

    Great campus, great benefits

    Cons

    Turn over is very high, managers or overwhelmed, pay is not very competative


  2. "Back Office Life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SEI Investments full-time

    Pros

    low hours, decent pay, some great people, some co-workers willing to teach you everything

    Cons

    How management treats you, criteria for advancement, high-school atmosphere, little motivation among employees

  3. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SEI Investments full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to move from team to team but mostly on lateral basis.

    Cons

    Long hours with low pay.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "SEI-IMS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SEI Investments full-time

    Pros

    The work atmosphere outside of the team is fantastic. Wawa coffee, nice cafeteria, gym, and other amenities. There are a few employees that are caring, sadly, they are not upper level.

    Cons

    The HR team is antiquated and may be looking at a good bit of trouble if they keep up the way they operate. Micromanagement is a large problem at SEI. Trust your employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like they belong there and maybe there will be less turn over.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Wealth Platform Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SEI Investments full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start your career

    Cons

    not a lot of room for promotion


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Operations Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SEI Investments full-time

    Pros

    Wawa Coffee
    Nice Artwork
    Nice Campus
    Really not many pros aside from good coffee and aesthetics

    Cons

    Volatile company culture
    Condescending Management
    Poor Pay
    Low employee morale
    No formal job training

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like the assets that they are to the company


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Fund Accountant Role (PE)"

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

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good job for coming out of college
    Willing to train
    Some fun perks (happy hours, etc.)
    Growing company

    Cons

    Does not pay well for industry standard
    Upward mobility is severely lacking
    Client-Based, so your work can change at will

    Advice to Management

    Pay better and don't let the client run rampant with unrealistic expectations.

  8. "A degenerating organization"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEI Investments as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Seemingly open culture, great campus, decent 401k and health insurance.

    Cons

    Increasingly political environment especially in GWMP development. A couple of contractors turned managers trying to play God and treat everyone else like trash. The management style is hostile and abusive at times. Stay away from this firm.

    Advice to Management

    Strategize well and lose the hawks in the management layer. They are not doing anything for delivery and image of the company.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Specialist in Oaks, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Steady job. Hard to get fired. Decent 401k, insurance, and other benefits. Generous vacation time. Open office is nice.

    Cons

    Company pays very poorly and will not give fair pay based on contributions. There are very few opportunities for career advancement and no career paths. When they do come up management often selects the wrong candidate for the job. Most importantly SEI seems uninterested in retaining their top talent and often lets them walk to competitors. But poor performing employees will stay forever and keep getting a paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees. Give them opportunities for growth.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not the best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back atmopsphere, young group

    Cons

    Overworked, high turnover, underpaid, no work life balance


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