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SS&C Reviews

Updated May 24, 2018
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Pros
  • Great flexibility and good work/life balance (in 27 reviews)

  • Option to work from home when sick or bad weather so you dont have to take sick days is great (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Experience low work life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Expectations from upper management are often times unreasonable (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Compliance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SS&C full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment with excellent leadership team

    Cons

    One thing I would recommend which is small would be to looking into better Healthplan options. This may have changed since my time there, but that was one of my issues during my time.


  2. "Advent/Black Diamond"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SS&C full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. The people is what makes this place nice - smart individuals who always go above and beyond and never think twice about helping others. Benefits are average. Company tries to make it fun for everyone - cater in lunches, culture days, etc.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to move into another role and learn new things. Work can be robotic and sometimes its hard to learn more to advance your career. Lots of individuals will leave to gain new experiences and learn more then return. Company is *slowly* becoming more corporate (compared to prior to the acquisition). Some managers micromanage. Can take MONTHS for raises to get approved (aka its normal to miss the deadline) and will hand out "swag" instead.

    Advice to Management

    Simple emails communicating reasons for delays on raises/promotions can go a long way.

  3. "Senior Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SS&C full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best work-life balance, extremely laid back environment on many teams

    Cons

    Extremely low pay for the industry, team structure is lacking


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SS&C full-time

    Pros

    It is a fast-paced company

    Cons

    It had long working hours


  5. "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SS&C full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home. Team lunches. Exposure to the hedge fund industry.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, very little training, lack of procedures, and constant technology changes. Very high processing volumes.

    Advice to Management

    Before you decide to change a procedure, it would be best to consult the staff. I can't tell you how many times a procedure changed without proper notice. The constant micromanagement will drive some away from this place. Everything gets questioned.


  6. "Zero work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SS&C full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free environment, user friendly system

    Cons

    No employee welfare, zero work life balance


  7. "BAD news"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SS&C full-time

    Pros

    CANNOT THINK OF ANYTHING Good

    Cons

    Do NOT care about workers at all.BAD management is an understatement.

    Advice to Management

    DO everything the opposite as you DO now.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Investor Services in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Investor Services in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SS&C full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Insurance plan, vacation time, good coffee variety.

    Cons

    Training, management, stress level, pay, very high turnover rate - HR won't even comment on it, constantly relying on someone else to do their part of the job which never goes smoothly, the wire team is in India and they never get wires out on time so you get the heat from management and fund managers. Wanting to move up in the company? Good luck, I have witnessed a lot of people get screwed out of pay increases and promotions. They also say you can work from home but good luck with that too.

    Advice to Management

    I worked mainly with the Evansville office managers. Most of which are not inclined financially at all. Everyone is so busy that they don't train new employees effectively at all. You work with people all over the World on a daily basis, which makes you constantly relying on someone else to perform simple tasks. Nothing goes out on time and the fund managers get extremely frustrated.


  9. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Internship in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Internship in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SS&C full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best place to work and gain knowledge about hedge fund middle office processes.

    Cons

    low salary compared with peers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Stepping stone company"

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    Current Employee - Investor Relations
    Current Employee - Investor Relations
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SS&C full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I’ve learned a lot about the Fund Administration industry while working with numerous private equity and hedge fund clients. Mid-level managers do thier best to help you learn your job functions as quickly as possible. There are unlimited snacks and refreshments as well as free bagels every Thursday. They also provide free lunches at least once a week.

    Cons

    Expectations from upper management are often times unreasonable. There’s a heavy work load and long hours. You are expected to stay until however long it takes to complete tasks. This company should be a stepping stone and most people don’t plan on staying long. The only reason I’d reccomend this company is to get your foot in the door and move on.

    Advice to Management

    Set reasonable expectations with clients and not let them walk all over those doing the brunt of the dirty work. For each client we obtain we get more work on our plate and thus should be fairly compensated.


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