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SS&C Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Work Life Balance and Career Opportunities (in 17 reviews)

  • Casual dress code, laptop to work from home (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • 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 13 reviews)

  • Upper management will not listen to any sensible feedback to improve client/employee satisfaction (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not an awful new grad job..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Associate in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people were the best part about the job. Their facilities, at least at my Location were very nice. Eh.

    Cons

    I never felt like I was utilizing my degree. Even some of the accountants I worked with felt the same way. It was like pulling teeth to get my manager to train me on new things and it would often get pushed aside. Starting pay is way too low and raises aren't that significant.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate starting pay and relationships between managers and employees should be more critical. Hopefully you'll figure out how to retain new grads longer.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to Grand Central Station .

    Cons

    If you enjoy working in a sweat shop, with no breaks during the day and working nights and weekends, well this is certainly the place for you! There is no training, one is expected to learn by osmosis.  The work is unlike anything I have ever experienced in my career. 

    It's a place where you sink or swim, and trust me you will sink...fast!  Who wouldn't when you have concrete shoes attached to your feet!

    The sales people are nasty and will eat their young just for a snack.  Bullying is the norm, certain individuals have no filter.  There are no consequences for bad behavior by your fellow co-worker.  This company is toxic! I could not get out of that fine establishment fast enough! I wondered why there were so many job openings, well now I know why.   They pay reasonably well but frankly I rather make less and have a sense of accomplishment and well being at the end of the day.  What good is it to make a decent wage if one is miserable and cannot take the time to enjoy it?  Come March 15th the flood gates will open, after bonuses are paid there will be a mass exodus.

    I encourage you to heed my warning,  had I given thoughtful consideration to the comments posted I would have never left my previous job.  I encourage you to think long and hard before you leave your job, anything is better than this... even unemployment! 

    Advice to Management

    Leave your office every once in a while, take a walk around the floor. Make yourself visable.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "National Territory Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, great benefits, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    I work at a field office, so I haven't had the chance to meet too many people from the corporate office


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Associate manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Horrible Place to work at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Century City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Century City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    I wish there were pros to share

    Cons

    Inept management, high turnover, long hours is the norm


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Private Equity Fund Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "PC Systems Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PC Systems Analyst in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - PC Systems Analyst in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, with opportunities to work on projects.

    Cons

    Little opportunity over advancement within the IT department. Pay is not on par with the industry.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Could be so much better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "sink or swim.. and you will sink"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrison, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrison, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SS&C full-time

    Pros

    free pastries and bagels on Fridays. Casual attire allowed.

    Cons

    Inconsistent schedules leading to more late days than you wish to work. No direction or proper training for your role. The office culture is toxic, filled with mean girls and office bullies. Sink or swim is the motto. There's insane pressure set to impress mgmt leading to ridiculous expectations that you have to meet. Hardly any socializing is made among staff. Work/life balanced not in favor of new hires, unless you prove yourself over an undetermined amount of time, for 'soft' benefits (i.e. leaving early or working remotely). Technology is sub-standard and makes tedious work, more difficult. High turn-overs with this office.

    There's job security if you can withstand the negativity. Good place for college grads with no experience.

    Advice to Management

    Be cognizant of the mgmt who represent you. They are the reason why you have such high turn overs


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Decent Company that's getting worse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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