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State Street Global Advisors Reviews

Updated Dec 10, 2019

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3.0
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State Street Global Advisors President and Chief Executive Officer Cyrus Taraporevala
Cyrus Taraporevala
23 Ratings
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  • "Low pay and you will have lots of down time(in 11 reviews)

  • "Can have very bad work life balance depending on who you work for(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Very efficient, professional company - treats staff very well"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State Street Global Advisors for less than a year

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance - Excellent training and opportunities - Very efficient and professional - Great communication between senior management and staff

    Cons

    Staff culture could be developed a bit more but I believe there are initiatives in place to improve on this.

    State Street Global Advisors2016-05-03
  2. Helpful (1)

    "PMO Assistant"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Street Global Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Good networking opportunity, Laid-back work environment Central location of London

    Cons

    Aging demographic Below average salary Follows a strict hierarchy procedure

    Advice to Management

    Introduction of a correct intern/graduate program for the future, with mentors to provide support and advice to employees

    State Street Global Advisors2018-10-26
  3. "Good place to start"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fund Accountant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's a good company to start with. Relaxed enviroment.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, high turnover, sometimes nothing to do.

    Advice to Management

    Less bureaucracy

    State Street Global Advisors2018-07-24
  4. "State Street"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Kilkenny
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State Street Global Advisors full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Wide range of training opportunities, both internal and external, which state street will pay for. Willing to hire with little experience and allow sufficient time to get comfortable in the role. Good team working environment. Good career development opportunities.

    Cons

    Expected to work late, even just to be seen to be there past finishing time. Favoritism exists, although this will occur anywhere, high work load, can lead to stress in upper management, which in turn causes stress for those underneath them.

    Advice to Management

    None really, they are well train and from what I have experienced you are given long enough to get comfortable in your role, before you are left on your own or held accountable.

    State Street Global Advisors2016-09-19
  5. "pay well, work hard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at State Street Global Advisors full-time

    Pros

    Pay very good wages. Learn a lot on the job. Helpful support. My manager was good at her job.

    Cons

    Work you very very hard that offsets the good pay also erodes your work life balance. Some red tape can be involved.

    Advice to Management

    My manager was good but in general seems management are too busy to be engaging in their staff more effort should be made to ensure that work life balance is kept.

    State Street Global Advisors2016-07-19
  6. "Poor work-life balance"

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    • Senior Management
     in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State Street Global Advisors

    Pros

    Exposure to clients and Senior management, if willing to learn something new.

    Cons

    Long hours, poor work-life balance, poor pay

    State Street Global Advisors2016-03-24
  7. "Parent organization is lacking in employee relations skills"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State Street Global Advisors full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Intelligent, nice people to work with. Opportunities to take part in family events, get involved in the community. You can get involved in mentor programs to explore other areas of the business, which I found useful. Opportunities for growth and movement within other areas of the business.

    Cons

    Very few social events for employees, especially in the back office. They use the recession as an excuse to continue to hold back on employee perks (no Christmas party, for example, which is huge when you bust your butt all year). Slow to react to change requests on systems- everything is very ticket-oriented (even if the person that issues a "completed" ticket didn't help you at all but directed you to another... area. HR is outsourced in the European arm of the organization, which makes it very difficult if you are going through an HR issue (problem with a review, for example). You have to have very personal conversations on your desk phone, or send emails to nameless people. It's really not ideal at all.

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    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees as well as you do your shareholders! Host a Christmas party, even if the only offering is chips & chicken tenders. It's important to make sure the morale of your employees is positive.

    State Street Global Advisors2015-07-15
  8. Helpful (1)

    "never a company I wanted to work for and not one I would work for again"

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    Performance Analyst in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State Street Global Advisors

    Pros

    good location in Dublin city, very friendly colleges

    Cons

    lack of career progression, opportunities limited

    Advice to Management

    more communication with Staff, less of a them and us attitiude

    State Street Global Advisors2011-06-16
  9. "Tech Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Bangalore
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good Pay - Work From Home - Learning ,oppurtunities

    Cons

    - Outdated Technologies - Worst IT Support Team - Outdated Systems - Intra Company movement is next to impossible. Even though employees apply for open positions and have skills, hiring managers will only look for external hiring

    Advice to Management

    Please invest in people, and technologies.

    State Street Global Advisors2019-12-11
  10. "Good Company to start career with"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Service Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Street Global Advisors full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Lots of vacation time available.

    Cons

    Compensation is low compared to similar companies.

    State Street Global Advisors2019-11-18
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