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SEI Investments Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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  • Work/life balance has always been a huge benefit (in 41 reviews)

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

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  1. "Legal"

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

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is wonderful.
    Relaxed daily schedule
    Google-like atmosphere/gym/coffee shop/car wash/dry cleaning
    Accessible senior team

    Cons

    Zero direction on career.
    No reviews on personal progress.

    Advice to Management

    Have open, respectful communication with your team about employee expectations and progress.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "GWP Development Trains will disappoint you"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, ok health benefits and 401k match from day one, oaks campus is good and fun working at. Great cafeteria and walking trails and gym on-site

    Cons

    Too much micro management, senior management is very partial, if you're joining GWP Development trains start learning how to please your managers. Very cheap mentality of senior management team. In short be prepared to work for an Indian firm with bunch of rude and horrible people. One person in the organization makes all decisions for all trains. Everyone blindly follows and no one can question or else you'll be threatened to leave the company.
    None of company benefits like tuition reimbursement etc is applicable to GWP Teams in Malvern
    In a nut shell if you're joining with GWP in Malvern you're in black hole

    Advice to Management

    Grow up GWP Management Malvern team. With this mentality it makes a great company looks bad.


  3. "SEI Ops Managemt"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Work from home, campus

    Cons

    Pay, comp, value of talent

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Agile Team Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Oaks, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Experience, Lot to learn

    Cons

    People have to be in fear coming to work. Dealing with management is horrible here. Managers in general will get you fired if they have an agenda in mind, it doesn't matter how good you are. Promotion depends on how good you know your superior. Setting up someone to fail is very common, and all your reviews you will get nothing negative. So beware !!. You will get really good experience working here but the mind set for management will not make it a good place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people who work hard/smart. Don't make a military style dictator type of environment


  6. "Compliance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Compliance in Oaks, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, opportunity for broad experience w/in field, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Pay structure not always inline with industry


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Market Research"

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

    I worked at SEI Investments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome culture and great people!! Campus is fantastic including the art work!!

    Cons

    Flat organization limits movement but very entrepreneurial culture offsets the need to move - just grow your current role into more...

    Advice to Management

    Continue to set the tone that Al West has created. Al's leadership is why people work there and continue to believe in the company.


  8. "Middle Offices"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle Office in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Middle Office in Oaks, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of engaging and young employees

    Cons

    Lots of engaging employees with little or no industry knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Experience is the key to overall client satisfaction, implement a consistent salary structure In order to avoid paying all news hires MORE than current senior employees, creating a retention program that is a true reflection of employees effect and commitment


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not a very "pro-employee" environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fund Accounting Supervisor in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Fund Accounting Supervisor in Oaks, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, Family center on site, Gym on site

    Cons

    Low salaries, long hours, low flexibility, employees thrown under the bus regularly, very high turnover with lag to replace.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees happy, find what motivates them.


  10. "Great Work / Life Balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, promotion based on potential, flexible schedules, self sufficient campus, workout facilities, broad set of business lines provides the ability to move into uniquely different roles over time

    Cons

    Horizontal structure, compensation below industry average, aging senior management with questionable future plans for the company, heightened focus on technology advancement over other critical areas of the business

    Advice to Management

    Focus on human capital, recognize that lack of compensation is only partially offset by flexibility, articulate future of the company to the employees, remember that areas other than technology advancements can drive organizational success


  11. "Good 1st job out of college"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Operations Analyst in Pottstown, PA
    Former Employee - Financial Operations Analyst in Pottstown, PA

    I worked at SEI Investments (More than a year)

    Pros

    great work environment, generally great co-workers

    Cons

    Lower than average starting salary, could benefit from improved training



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