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State Street London Reviews

Updated September 27, 2017
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  1. "Life at State Street"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Nice people, relaxed atmosphere, flexible work arrangements such as working from home

    Cons

    Not much room for progression, and work life balance could be better


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not for me"

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

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

    Pros

    Stable, smart people, respected house, non-financial benefits are good

    Cons

    Gossipy office culture, its who you know more than what you know ...

  3. Helpful (1)

    "SSBT - Glassdoor Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Global Markets EMEA"

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    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


  7. "ok but not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Time & a half overtime pay

    Cons

    Low pay. Management are useless. High staff turnover

  8. "Ethics Manager"

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    Current Employee - Ethics Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Ethics Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    A good equal opportunities employer and plenty of opportunity for progression.

    Cons

    Compliance structures and risk excellence experiencing growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    Greater communication of strategy


  9. "SREP Stress Testing Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State Street full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of things you can do. You canhave alook to all the type of risks

    Cons

    General, very horizontal. Much more expertise is needed


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good firm, apart from politics"

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    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, career progression, pay, premises, location. Overall a good firm to work for with potential of career progression

    Cons

    Staff turnover, management, politics, US centric, Communication. There is a high turnover of staff and management should focus on this.

    Advice to Management

    Overall a good firm to work for, however, should pay attention to staff turnover and cause.


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