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SEI Investments Reviews

Updated August 24, 2017
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SEI Investments Chairman and CEO Alfred P. West Jr.
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Pros
  • Teamwork oriented and good work/life balance (in 43 reviews)

  • The people here are amazing as is the unique culture and work environment (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Unusually positive energy, inspiring CEO"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEI Investments full-time

    Pros

    Fabulous culture, incredibly smart, ethical people.

    Cons

    While lack of hierarchy is appealing, it can be difficult to navigate one's career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Play to your global strengths more frequently. Afford more of those opportunities to employees with strong future potential.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "SEI"

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    Current Employee - Fund Accounting Supervisor in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Fund Accounting Supervisor in Oaks, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment highlighted by open workfloor.
    Young staff.

    Cons

    Business is currently going through a good amount of outsourcing, resulting a lot more interaction with offshored resources then onshore.

    Advice to Management

    When outsourcing, before eliminating onshore resources, make sure there is an efficient plan in place to make this transition beneficial.

  3. "Ops and PB&T"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time

    Pros

    good vacation time, paid maternity/paternity leave

    Cons

    tough to climb the ladder


  4. "Advent Solutions Team"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEI Investments full-time

    Pros

    Very nice campus and overall culture

    Cons

    Low entry level salary for college grads


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Middle Office Document Management Operations Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Ancient Oaks, PA
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Ancient Oaks, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SEI Investments full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People that work there are friendly, hard working, and easy to get a long with. Lots of "amenities" at the Oaks Office: Hair Cuts, Shoe Shine, Dry Cleaning, Food Truck Thursdays. Management was flexible, open to new ideas, questions, and advice. I liked my supervisor and manager while I worked there but (see below).

    Cons

    I worked for SEI through a temp agency. From all indications that I had everything was going well and they were interested in hiring me on full time. I was told 5:15 on a friday before a holiday weekend that my temporary employment assignment was ended. I was told that "I would be bored in the role and they thought I was destined for bigger things."

    Career Opportunities:
    None. I was hired looking at this as a career opportunity to move into another position. I offered innovative new ways to save time and money in my role. While in my position I gave 110%, I showed up early, stayed late. But no it really wasn't an opportunity.

    Compensation and Benefits
    $15/ hr and no benefits because I was a temp. It was a get my foot in the door opportunity to advance. I was supposed to be provided access to the education website... over 3 months and multiple request later, I never received it.

    Work Life Balance:
    They were flexible with work life balance. I had to stay home to watch my sick kid afew days while I worked there, I had no problems.

    Senior Management
    I have to rate them low. I was never even in a meeting with them in the 3 months while I was there. No new employee orientation or anything (again I was a temp), but I expected something.

    Culture & Values:
    Culture is great but their values are aweful as evidenced by how they let me go.

    Advice to Management

    1. If you don't intend to hire a temp employee on give some indication of this. Don't lead them to believe otherwise.
    2. I was "overqualified for the role" are you looking for unqualified candidates?
    3. Don't tell someone you're ending their employment 5:15 on Friday. You can forget about me enjoying my holiday weekend. There was no job searching that I could do...it was a weekend and a holiday. This was a pretty insensitive low move... whoever made this decision should have had the common sense to extend me courtesy to wait until after the weekend to tell me.


  6. "Great start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time

    Pros

    Promote within, with rapid growth it can fast track your career.

    Cons

    Depending on your team, the work life balance is non-existent


  7. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time

    Pros

    great environment, they encourage in-house promotions

    Cons

    Long Hours, Business is driven by sales with little thought for having adequate back-end support

  8. "External Sales"

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    Former Employee - External Sales in Oaks, PA
    Former Employee - External Sales in Oaks, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEI Investments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, truly great individuals to work with and for. I was privileged to work with men and women who routinely made coming to work a pleasure.

    Cons

    There were hardly any negative experiences. The only thing I would have changed would have been the Difficult for outside sales to move into management roles.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Internal"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, work-life balance, and people!

    Cons

    Located in suburban PA right outside of Philadelphia.


  10. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


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