State Street Reviews

Updated 4 September 2014
Updated 4 September 2014
1,277 Reviews
2.7
1,277 Reviews
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State Street President and CEO Joseph (Jay) L. Hooley
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company has good benefits and is looking to improve work/life balance for employees (in 120 reviews)

  • Many employees can work from home a few days a week if their responsibilities allow them to (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance is one of their "core tenets" but they don't practice what they preach (in 36 reviews)

  • long hours, too much operational work, not so many bright people that can inspire you (in 47 reviews)

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  1.  

    Opportunities to learn and get ahead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I worked at State Street full-time

    Pros

    Variety of challenges, excellent systems and commitment to technology investments

    Cons

    comparatively lower salaries than competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    embrace diversity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Work hard and be prepared for change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Street

    Pros

    Smart people, great technology, changes are constant

    Cons

    Changes are constant can be difficult to adjust

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    NICE Experience

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State Street

    Pros

    Culture, Lifework Balance..
    Smart People.
    Nice colleagues..
    Nice working environment

    Cons

    Job Security.
    Most of the work is Product support which is not suitable for developers with brilliant thoughts...

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  5.  

    Opportunity and good people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Street full-time

    Pros

    State Street is a large company with plenty of opportunity for internal mobility including working in different locations in the US and abroad. Generally speaking the people are good to work with. The benefits package and paid time off is good as well

    Cons

    Like most financial service companies, State Street outsources a good amount of work on both the operations and IT side. This can lead to challenges in getting things done quickly and efficiently unless you adapt.

  6.  

    Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Paris (France)

    I have been working at State Street full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good atmosphere And good team spirit

    Cons

    Everything is ok . I like state street corporate culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Client Services Fund Accountant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Services Fund Accountant  in  Quincy, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Client Services Fund Accountant in Quincy, MA (US)

    I have been working at State Street as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I like how my schdule never changes. Work hard during the week and have weekends off. The workload for everyday is different. Some requests that come in I am not familiar with but I have great supporting team around me to help solve the discrepancies. The office environment is very diverse. People are really polite and respectful mostly.

    Cons

    Sometimes the day can seem long. Some people working the food stations in the cafeteria on the second floor can act moody towards the actual state street workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No complaints

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State Street full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexibility in working hours, liberalism, great people

    Cons

    Too many bureaucratic obstacles in getting things done

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Global Leader

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at State Street full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits & opportunities to gain experience.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is available in some parts of the company, not all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your management teams implement work-life balance oppertunites across the board.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate I  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate I in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at State Street as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    So many nice people and things to learn.

    Cons

    some employees are very uncompetitive and I can do a much better job than some of the senior associate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience as an intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Street

    Pros

    Great internal access to learn about the company and industry
    people are easy to get along with, no jerks that i worked with
    boston great city to work in

    Cons

    work was sometimes not very challenging
    work is very cyclical, sometimes very bored
    hours are very short relative to industry, pay is not the best

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