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State Street Global Advisors Reviews

Updated August 2, 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. "Nice People, But Being Part of Bank Hinders Innovation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State Street Global Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Treat employees well; Good work and life balance; Not over-aggressive; Large passive asset brings stability

    Cons

    Being part of bank, and becomes more like a bank; Lots of auditing; Little investment to the core technologies

    Advice to Management

    Need west coast spirit to bring fundamental changes to IT. Separate from the bank


  2. "Asset Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State Street Global Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Company is very flexible to work for, very 9-5. Most of the jobs are relatively easy to do for people with experience.

    Cons

    Senior leadership doesn't have strong background in asset management which leads to uninformed decision-making.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Time to Make the Doughnuts"

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

    Pros

    If you need a consistent 9-5 with not stress or need for ambition this is the place for you.

    Cons

    No ambition is rewarded in the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Promote on qualification not time served


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Get your experience and get out"

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

    I worked at State Street Global Advisors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Will actually hire young people fresh out of college. Resume builder. Can have very good work life balance depending on who you work for.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance. Pay isn't great. Constantly reorganizing and downsizing. Can have very bad work life balance depending on who you work for

    Advice to Management

    Stop padding your own wallets and start treating your employees well, like you did 15+ years ago. Instead of spending money on stuff like the Fearless Girl, actually hire some women and minorities into prominent positions.


  5. "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.


  6. "This company acquired my previous employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at State Street Global Advisors full-time

    Pros

    The people are very friendly.

    Cons

    The systems/processes are antiquated. There's a lot of bureaucracy.


  7. "More computer than man"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "Compliance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work from home arrangements

    Cons

    Health care options change year over year


  9. "Changing Company Landscape"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State Street Global Advisors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance - flex schedule

    Cons

    Poor Middle Management - low career development plans


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