State Street

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Huge varience of workforce accross all floors

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for State Street

  1.  

    Great place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)

    Pros

    Large Company
    On-Site Cafeteria
    On-Site Coffee Shop
    Thursday patio barbarque and ice cream days all summer
    They had many fun employee functions
    It was a fun place to work

    Cons

    Pay was good; not great
    Lots of turn-over and lay-offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more career advancement opportunities for employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work.

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

    Pros

    Treated well. Great people to work with. Great severance package.

    Cons

    Layoffs, large company, can become lost in the sea of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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