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State Street Global Advisors Boston Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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Ronald P. O'Hanley
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  • Can have very bad work life balance depending on who you work for (in 9 reviews)

  • They are not looking to hire recent college grads so the internship did not turn into a full time job, (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Tough work but loads of learning"

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity, technology heavy environment.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and inflexibility due to policies set at higher level.

    Advice to Management

    Organizations with this size and within the financial services industry cannot be very flexible. There is nothing anyone can do about it.


  2. "Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    Team was very helpful, got to work with top people in the industry, as an intern got to participate in things that were well above my pay grade.

    Cons

    They are not looking to hire recent college grads so the internship did not turn into a full time job,

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

  3. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    SSGA is a great place to get accustomed to corporate culture. If you are interested in putting in time and learning the business, it's a great place to do that.

    Cons

    Huge disconnect between business units across the firm and between upper management and lower-level employees. Ex: having a manager who doesn't really know what you actually do everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Show more transparency.


  4. "Cash Intern"

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    Former Intern - Operations Analyst in Quincy, MA
    Former Intern - Operations Analyst in Quincy, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy interview and hiring process, good work experience, possibility to upgrade to full time before earning a bachelor's degree.

    Cons

    Very little interpersonal communication with the team, no professional training, just on the job and very vague.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees a bit


  5. "More computer than man"

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    Current Employee - Cash Coe in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Cash Coe in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gain experience in accounting for clients

    Cons

    Glass ceiling limit in career advancement


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    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.


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