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SEI Investments Reviews

Updated July 28, 2017
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  • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company For Recent College Grads"

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    • 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.


  2. "Supervisor, Alternative Investment Funds"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SEI Investments full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance overall

    Cons

    Poor Management, can be very stresful

  3. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing internship. Had the opportunity to work with many parts of the business. I even met the CEO at a happy hour. Not many companies will get you the opportunity to meet the CEO especially as an intern. great culture

    Cons

    Downside of working at SEI was the computer system. I wish I had multiple screens to do my job but I was also an intern so I understand it wasn't a high priority

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Always allowing innovation and fun in the workplace.


  4. "Managing Director"

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    • 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


  5. "Dealer and Investment Services"

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    • 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.


  6. "Great company for which to work,"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advent Development in Oaks, PA
    Former Employee - Advent Development in Oaks, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEI Investments full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Chances to have several careers with one employer.
    Philanthropic organization.
    Cutting edge

    Cons

    was eliminated in a 10% workforce reduction

    Advice to Management

    Don't paint a 'rosy picture' to employees during a company meeting before you announced the elimination of 10% of the employees


  7. "Great to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are great. Great atmosphere

    Cons

    None. They are fair and flexible.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SEI Investments full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    nice walking path int he back of the campus

    Cons

    extremely poor management, low salary except for management, they prefer to offshore work than hire Americans

    Advice to Management

    get out in the real world


  9. "Project Management"

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    • 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.


  10. "Very Good Company for Investments Career"

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    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.


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