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Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Edinburgh, Scotland
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland

I have been working at State Street full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

There is a lot of change/movement going on in the firm from outsourcing work to 'Centres of Excellence' which in the short term may provide oppertunities to travel.

There are a lot of smart intelligent people to learn from.

Cons

Roles are being 'dumbed' down due to outsourcing of work to COE's.
There is an unfair work distribution within teams at various levels across the floor - those who can or show initiative DO most of the work, those who cant get sidelined and forgotten about. At the end the difference in rewards between the two are almost indistinguishable at present.

People are promoted internally to fill positions, rather than showing merit.

Regardless of your work, expect to get an average rating on your yearly performance review. Dont bother to ask what you could have done to have got the next level, as it would only result in friction between yourself and your manager.

Employees are generally not rewarded for their work - for example bonuses are not increased for helping meet company targets, such as reducing the number of breaches, which helps reduce compensation payments, and increase company profit - should all of this go just to the shareholders?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Annual Performance Reviews -Scrap the 1-5 performance rating system. If you want such a system, then expand and make this 1-10. Encourage workers to help the business by setting clear performance goals,with each grading marker defined in a transparent fashion.

Bonuses - To get around the whole 'poor bonus' issue, would it be better to offer employees a discount share purchase scheme, or a bonus in form of shares? That way all employees are directly offered a fair return/reward for their hard work.

Promotions - Do not fill roles internally out of need, but merit. If internal candidates are not yet up to par, then look externally.

Work Equality - Monitor working hours(building sign in/out times of staff), and see the differences of employees at each level. Use this to look at re-allocating resource.

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England

    I have been working at State Street

    Pros

    Friendly staff and opportunities to move within the firm.

    Cons

    Lack of quality training and a genuine interest in development, unmotivating surroundings, slow moving decisions making and corporate governance issues, too much office politics and way too Boston-centric in outlook, culture, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove redundant layers of management, be brave in positioning the firm for the future instead of taking baby steps forward

    Approves of CEO
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    Varied, interesting and appreciated

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Vice President in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at State Street

    Pros

    State Street actually reward performance and don't just say they do. State Street appreciate hard work and make you feel valued. There I also a good culture and work life balance.

    Cons

    State Street is quite bureaucratic and decision making can be slow

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