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State Street Reviews

Updated 24 March 2019
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State Street President and CEO Ronald O’Hanley
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  • "No work/life balance, pay is not competitive" (in 123 reviews)

  • "Long hours for some departments" (in 186 reviews)

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  1. "Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State Street full-time

    Pros

    Good company for global working

    Cons

    Some people in higher positions underservdly due to offshoring of functions


  2. "FA COPs team"

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

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

    Pros

    * nice training base
    * exposure to different teams
    * might be a good starting point for understanding funds business

    Cons

    * too many systems that are usually inefficient
    * wasting a lot of time to liaise with IT teams to fix bugs or other issues
    * some teams don't know even their own procedures

  3. "Performance Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Street full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Salary lower relative to the industry


  4. "State Street"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in London, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State Street full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people I have met while working at State Street have been great.

    Cons

    There is a constant threat of redundancies because of outsourcing to lowest cost centers.

    Advice to Management

    People are a company's most important asset.


  5. "One of the worst companies"

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    Current Employee - Middle Office Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Middle Office Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No pressure at employees

    Cons

    Far below average salaries
    No management
    Promoting friends

    Advice to Management

    Change your management style


  6. "Risk Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State Street full-time

    Pros

    Very good company to work with

    Cons

    Nothing in mind as of now


  7. "Financial analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Street full-time

    Pros

    Good friendly staff,
    Good canteen
    Good location
    Good OT pay

    Cons

    Less pay, too much work

  8. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State Street full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working conditions, recognition of contribution and service

    Cons

    Small fish in a big pond.


  9. "Associates"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Street full-time

    Pros

    Overall nice company with nice colleagues and managers. Good work life balance. Good training courses

    Cons

    Limited promotion options, can be frustrating to move forward some projects


  10. "Senior Analyst"

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

    I have been working at State Street full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, broad spectrum of work

    Cons

    Management proritising costs savings and willing for staff working long hours to cover increasing workload