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State Street London Reviews

Updated June 8, 2017
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State Street President and CEO Joseph L. Hooley
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  • lot of politics no work life balance (in 97 reviews)

  • Long hours pressure during end of month (in 148 reviews)

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  1. "Client Operations"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very good teams and people

    Cons

    Not easy to get promoted


  2. "SSBT - Glassdoor Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team & working environment (team events organised a couple of times throughout the year); very interesting work / projects ; good benefits (including educational assistance).

    Cons

    Long hours (work / life balance not really supported by management).
    Communication channels not always open (up / down).
    Big emphasis on the 'Millennials' to the detriment of the loyal and steadfast 'old-timers'...

    Advice to Management

    To put work / life balance concept properly into place within organisation.

  3. "Senior Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State Street full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed work culture and nice canteen.

    Cons

    Factory - always outsourcing jobs to low cost locations.


  4. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State Street (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Nice people to work with in Boston

    Cons

    Bad Management
    Frequent restructuring
    Compensation not at market rate


  5. "Great opportunities if self driven"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State Street full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    • Ability to build your career across the entire organisation
    • Professional development and educational support
    • Work/life balance
    • Opportunity to travel

    Cons

    • Decision-making can be slow at times
    • Limited client research and opinion before going to market


  6. "Great experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Offered some great market exposure
    Team mates were very helpful
    Helped me improve on data analysis techniques
    Personal Bloomberg terminal

    Cons

    The hours were a tad long but completely understandable given the nature of the job role. It can be slightly daunting at first.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really comes to mind. The internship gave a realistic idea of what work could be like in the financial sector and the team were very helpful.


  7. "manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Street full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great colleagues and good prospects

    Cons

    senior management need to focus on retention

  8. "Great company with nice values and good career opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Portfolio Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Portfolio Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State Street full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing company to work with, they look for your development once you have been working for a while you have flexibility in the hours (it will depend in which team you are of course).

    Cons

    Maybe some process are a little bit old and systems not really modern.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the same good work!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Poor senior management"

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    Current Employee - Vice-President in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice-President in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flex working.
    Good benefits.
    Good opportunities to re-locate if that is what you want to do.

    Cons

    So much driven out of Boston with little understanding or consideration of what happens in Europe.
    Information security is driving a disproportionate amount of work within the business.
    Processes are in-flexible, unworkable and destroy any productivity.

    Advice to Management

    You need to listen to those staff who are desperately trying to do the best for their clients. Allow some flexibility around process.
    Think carefully, or consult with some of the staff before making a decision and more importantly, do not dismiss the possibility that you may well have made a bad decision and be prepared to make it right. Far too often a bad decision is compounded by several more.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Global Markets EMEA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - An abundance of opportunities for charismatic, driven and intellectually curious people. This is born out of a very low and lethargic culture.
    - Work/life balance
    -Low expectations
    - Good people

    Cons

    - Far too slow, opportunities are not obvious
    - Too Boston centric
    - Technology is awful
    - lack of formalised training


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