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SEI Investments Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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SEI Investments Chairman and CEO Alfred P. West Jr.
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  • Work/life balance has always been a huge benefit (in 39 reviews)

  • The people here are amazing as is the unique culture and work environment (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constantly learning, helpful management, approachable design

    Cons

    Salary could be more competitive


  2. "Good Company in a peaceful location"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Oaks, PA
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Oaks, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SEI Investments as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will work on Investment management software.
    People are good.Cool management.

    Cons

    Some people are quite irritating.

    Advice to Management

    Please provide work tables which can move both up and down to everyone and not only
    to people who requests it with doctors prescription.In that people can prevent getting
    backaches in the first place.


  3. "Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Oaks, PA
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Open environment and fun people

    Cons

    Overworked with little work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Pay internal employees more from the start


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    "Great Company For Recent College Grads"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Middle Office Specialist in Oaks, PA
    Former Employee - Middle Office Specialist in Oaks, PA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place for recent college grads to gain professional experience. Relaxed and fun environment with lots of social gatherings(happy hours, flag football, road races, etc). On campus facilities are top notch.

    Cons

    Low entry level salaries cause employees to turnover relatively fast.


  6. "Managing Director"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, few egos, interesting place to work

    Cons

    Not super well organized, management style somewhat ad hoc


  7. "Dealer and Investment Services"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dealer and Investment Services in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Dealer and Investment Services in Oaks, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time

    Pros

    Very positive and vibrant atmosphere, friendly coworkers, and beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Reduced pay compared to competitors.


  8. "Project Management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegeville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegeville, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nursing mother's room, free gym with classes, open environment (no cubicles), all furniture on wheels, it's also an art gallery! Most departments allow casual Fridays. Lots of 'extra curricular activities' and groups you can join.

    Cons

    Some departments are strict and you may be judged for leaving your desk often (gym, activities, etc.). Nearly everyone agrees they don't pay very well.

    Advice to Management

    As long as employees get their work done and on time, it shouldn't be a big deal what time they leave at the end of the day, if they work from home, if they go to the gym, etc.


  9. "Very Good Company for Investments Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Oaks, PA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Oaks, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEI Investments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Knowledge/work experience, company courses, college course reimbursement, team members (depending), open work environment, benefits, and more! This is a very good place to gain experience working in the investments industry, and can lead to either a career within the company or outside of the company, many opportunities depending on your career outlook. There are company happy hours throughout the year, and some teams even have team happy hours and holiday dinners. Definitely a great place to start or intern for anyone who wants a career in business or accounting.

    Cons

    Stressful at times, high turnover, pay is below the industry average, and some are hired for supervisory roles who don't have experience in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the salary to better compete in the industry, and try to provide more monetary benefits such as bonuses for stressful crunch times. Also ensure that when someone is promoted with an increase in the pay scale, that they will also receive their annual pay increase based on performance, this will boost morale for work ethic. When filling supervisory roles ensure that candidates have work experience and knowledge in that specific industry in which they are pursuing, this will lessen the burn-out of analysts who have to do all of the work and handle supervisory responsibilities at the same time. Finally, while in this industry part of the job is catering to client needs, there needs to be a clear line between serving a client's needs and serving as a client's whipping post. There has to be a point where there is push-back towards any client exhibiting borderline-abusive behavior.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Unique work environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with, team work
    Accessibility to senior management, fairly flat organization
    Many opportunities for professional growth, flexibility

    Cons

    Inconsistent or lack of management structure
    Poor recruiting techniques, not much training or coaching
    Performance standards framework inconsistent, some employees take on too much of the work load while others are less productive


  11. "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Support Engineer in Oaks, PA
    Former Employee - Applications Support Engineer in Oaks, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEI Investments (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance
    Easily able to construct your own career path

    Cons

    Several managers while I was there, resulting in a mixing pot of responsibilities



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