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Good place to gain experience or retire!

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Former Employee - Business Analyst in Irvine, CA (US)
Former Employee - Business Analyst in Irvine, CA (US)

I worked at State Street full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Good entry level place to get experience. Good place to retire if you have no ambition and don't care about career growth.

Cons

Salary increases are pathetic. No opportunities for growth. Management is always looking to give you a rating of 3 or less so they can avoid paying you a decent compensation increase. If you are liked by your manager, you get flexible work at home. If you not liked by management, you have to come to work.
Like to outsource to India, then hire the FTE's back as temp assignments at lower pay and no benefits when outsourcing fails! Pathetic...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

How's outsourcing to India going? Guess you got your fat bonuses eh? Can't believe PIMCO is paying for this pathetic mess.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    No real world accounting; all data entry

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    Current Employee - Fund Accountant Associate II in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Fund Accountant Associate II in Kansas City, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    No brain power needed
    Friendly co-workers

    Cons

    No actual accounting
    No brain power needed
    No one takes accountability of what should be done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share knowledge and get the people below you involved in decision making. If you want to grow in the future find ways to keep the current employees you have. Too much turn-over and management has favorites based on how much time they spend with someone. You need to look at the people who actually will put the work in no matter what.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Conservative and Complacent

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    Former Employee - Global Services Intern in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Global Services Intern in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    The SSGS team is very kind. Personally, I received a good amount of work that really added value. I felt as though I was a valuable part of the team and that I wasn't just being paid to sit and twiddle my thumbs. Most of my other intern friends can't say the same. The atmosphere is really relaxed, and my team was very helpful.

    Cons

    As a whole, I got the feeling that although State Street wants to become a more innovative company, its culture is still very conservative. Its younger crowd is ready for change, but it seems the older generation is very complacent with old processes because they work. It is recognized that there is an obvious need for change and modernization to keep up with the moving market, but the main problem standing in the way of improvement is the acknowledgement that there are many barriers, and the cautionary steps taken rather than the determination to move forward despite all obstacles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think you should listen to the new recruits more. Recent graduates are taking many courses that can really add value in regards to a fast growing, changing market. Just because it works, doesn't mean it can't be better. Strive for better and faster.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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