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SS&C Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Casual dress code, laptop to work from home (in 27 reviews)

  • good work life balance, thumbs up (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • dictatorship kind leadership at upper management (in 22 reviews)

  • You need to be patient and calm to juggle different things at the same time and if you have this you can have a work life balance (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fund Accountant"

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

    I have been working at SS&C full-time

    Pros

    Good environment, great people to work.

    Cons

    No trainings, No bonuses, very little increment


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Associate manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Many people can work remotely some days per week

    Cons

    People are generally unhappy and overworked


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Private Equity Fund Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has excellent technology, controls, a vast amount of resources and many knowledgeable professionals. I had the opportunity to work with various departments and different types of clients. It was great exposure and experience.

    Cons

    SS&C starts you out at a salary that is so low that it is almost insulting and tries to keep you at that level for as long as you will tolerate it. The difference between the best and worst employees "performance based" bonuses and raises is marginal at best. I honestly would have stayed with the company longer if they paid a decent salary. I enjoyed the team I worked with but ultimately struggled to support a comfortable lifestyle. I was very close to a promotion when I chose to make a lateral move to another company, which should say a lot about the culture there.

    Advice to Management

    Identify the employees that really could have a bright future with the company and take care of them. I cannot imagine how much resources the company spends hiring and training new employees because turnover is through the roof.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Could be so much better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investor Relations Associate in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Investor Relations Associate in Windsor, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SS&C full-time

    Pros

    Decent wage for entry-level work
    Good people
    Free Bagels? So little is good

    Cons

    Unclear structure
    Slow raises/ snail pace reviews that make no sense
    Inexperienced managers
    Terrible work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Put people with college degrees in management positions. Keep your promises to employees. Do not shroud the review/eval process in such mystery.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Company that's getting worse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Stable.

    Cons

    Few good people do a bulk of the work. Promotions are not based on merit. Penny wise pound foolish.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the performers better or they will leave.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Associate Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Hours, from 8:15am to 5:30pm

    Cons

    Too much politics in the company and you can only get promoted or transfer to another group if you know someone. Your knowledge of financial services doesn't mean anything in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop creating work for employees that doesn't have an end result.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SS&C full-time

    Pros

    most people are nice, no more word

    Cons

    terrible management, no more word

    Advice to Management

    management skills are so poor, definitely need to be improved


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Awful company, avoid"

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

    I worked at SS&C full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only meaningful pro I could think of is the lifelong friendships that developed out of my time working there, built on the common misery of the experience.

    Cons

    They don't pay enough, management is cancerously old-school (in every bad way you can imagine) and hasn't caught up to the times at all. If you have any other choice avoid this company, and if they've bought/taken over your current company, leave quickly no matter what anyone tells you, as this will not go well for you at all if you're worth your salt.

    Advice to Management

    Gut your senior leadership and bring in some new folks to head up your business units. Most, if not all, the folks that are there from the old school SS&C are just awful and are a downstream hindrance to any evolution of your products, especially the tertiary/other industry companies you purchase.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Company of sorrows"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bagels on Friday
    Healthcare is decent

    Cons

    Turnover very high.
    Some goals unrealistic
    Most clients too unhappy to be references for new business.

    Advice to Management

    Most employees don't enjoy working at SS&C-that is important.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Disappointing Compensation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Most colleagues are enjoyable to work with. Seems to be a growing company.

    Cons

    Revolving door with declining numbers. My department lost a net 27% of staff over the last year with multiple positions remaining unfilled. Most left due to non-competitive salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Management encourages enthusiastic participation to grow the company - but that isn't reflected in salary or bonuses outside the top levels of the company.



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