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State Street Global Advisors Boston Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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Ronald P. O'Hanley
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State Street Global Advisors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Senior Executive's are wonderful, Co-workers were great, Good benefits & pay.. Definitely recommend!

    Cons

    The hiring/on-boarding process is somewhat lengthy.. Fingerprinted & had my credit checked before recieving official offer.


  2. "Changing Company Landscape"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Boston, MA

    I have been working at State Street Global Advisors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work /Life Balance, collegial work environment

    Cons

    Under paid and not valued, career path opportunities very limited

    Advice to Management

    Using, "do more with less" & "do your job" as annual goals is not inspiring but insulting.


  3. "SSgA"

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    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Street Global Advisors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and reasonable salary, work at home availability if your job allows. Some opportunity for career growth, diverse workforce, severance package was ok.

    Cons

    Risky place to be if you are in Information Technology, in the 12 years that I worked there they had many layoffs, and a huge number of those jobs have been sent offshore to new offices opened in India. As they move towards more active investments, there is an increasing risk of failure and even more layoffs. After 12 years of nights, weekends and many weeks with over 50 hours, I felt somewhat betrayed.

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy the bonuses you receive for offshoring jobs at the cost of local economies.


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  5. "SSGA"

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    Former Employee - Compliance Officer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Compliance Officer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Street Global Advisors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big company with roots in Boston. Man opportunities within, great place to build a network. Some interesting development programs. Global network of offices with far reach.

    Cons

    Experience totally dependent on manager and team. Very dysfunctional. Lacks structure and organization. For such a large company it's very surprising how behind it is technologically. Very bureaucratic. Don't care about employees, terrible benefits/health insurance options. No raises, very little transparency from management other than general Corporate nonsense

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like people and you'll stop wasting money training them and losing them all within a year.


  6. "Investment Compliance Intern"

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    Former Intern - Investment Compliance in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Investment Compliance in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State Street Global Advisors as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really enjoyed the opportunity, it was interesting to gain experience working on international compliance issues with a global team especially as an entry level employee.

    Cons

    Culture very corporate, no free snacks, there was complimentary tea/coffee but only one type of each, no free water bottles.


  7. "Principal"

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    Current Employee - Principal in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Principal in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State Street Global Advisors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance at state street is great

    Cons

    Growth in my area is lacking.


  8. "Great place to work, overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State Street Global Advisors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My experience at SSGA has been primarily positive. The people, atmosphere and location (downtown Boston) are great. Opportunity to standout and succeed. Company is moving in the right direction by shifting to a digital world. Great work-life balance. Salary is good, for my field. 4 weeks PTO. 5% 401k match.

    Cons

    Things move slowly, which can be good or bad depending on your POV. Health plans are not great, but there are options.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on track with the shift to Digital. Continue to improve benefits/compensation.


  9. "Invesment Mgmt. Services Co-op"

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    Former Intern - Co-Op in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Co-Op in Boston, MA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at State Street Global Advisors as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Large organization with many avenues for potential career growth
    -They encourage contacting other departments when seeking new opportunities within the company

    Cons

    -Restricted internet access due to handling sensitive client information (no personal email)
    -Cookie-cutter corporate culture feels disingenuous


  10. "Equity Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State Street Global Advisors (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, good opportunities for progression

    Cons

    Level of deferred stock compensation


  11. "Infrastructure Architecture Co-op"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Infrastructure Architecture Co-op in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Infrastructure Architecture Co-op in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State Street Global Advisors as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to develop your personality and technical skills.

    Cons

    Hectic work, difficult to maintain work life balance.



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