State Street Reviews

Updated 20 October 2014
Updated 20 October 2014
1,313 Reviews
2.7
1,313 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 124 reviews)

  • Many employees can work from home a few days a week if their responsibilities allow them to (in 60 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance is one of their "core tenets" but they don't practice what they preach (in 39 reviews)

  • long hours, too much operational work, not so many bright people that can inspire you (in 53 reviews)

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    Operations Associate

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    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Bangalore

    I worked at State Street full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice office, good pay and work timings

    Cons

    No culture, not a good management, work is horrible and politics is quite dirty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the needs of the employees and teach the managers some culture and how to behave with employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work for fresher

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    Current Employee - Associate in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Associate in Mumbai

    I have been working at State Street

    Pros

    Good learnig place for fresher

    Cons

    Slow growth and not a good pay master

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comments

  3.  

    Associate 2

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at State Street full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good workers. The flexibility to work from home when needed is a great incentive.

    Cons

    Low pay!! Company doesn't compensate employees for their commitment and hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to award employees for their hard work. They tend to award employees who do not work or care about the work that they do.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Associate 2

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    stable, easy tasks, senior management are wll nice, work life balance is good

    Cons

    Not much career advancement, very few promotion opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fabulous Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State Street as an intern

    Pros

    Absolutely loved it, many opportunities for different professional events, hands-on learning

    Cons

    none! very great management, leadership and maintenance of the many interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good opportunity to gain valuable industry experience, but low pay and little advancement options.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I worked at State Street (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people, the experience, working from home options, and the benefits

    Cons

    I worked here for 7 years. I started at $32,000 like all my peers. Despite consistently meeting or exceeding expectations on my PPR, I was never promoted and was making a little over $36,000 when I left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and promote associates who show promise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, but highly bureaucratic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance.
    Competitive base salary and Merit based yearly bonus structure.
    Generous maternity/paternity leave and vacation for higher levels.

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic and strict adherence to hierarchy.
    Not the place if you are somebody who thinks out of the box and want to do things differently as there are process hurdles.
    Attitude among folks is to get the operational system issues working and get by somehow rather than attacking the core of the issue and devising ways to apply a permanent fix which obviously requires some lateral thinking and more often than not, time pressure to deliver comes in the way.
    Be nice and visible and you will be rewarded well irrespective of the quality of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Layoffs, Layoffs, Layoffs to good people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Experience, work-life balance, benefits, retirement matching,

    Cons

    compensation, no loyalty to employees with many years of service, constants layoffs and corporate driven. Pay consultants not employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    training, leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great starting place to work on office personal skills and is easy to stand out.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fund Accountant, Associate I in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Fund Accountant, Associate I in Sacramento, CA (US)

    I have been working at State Street part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great group of young co-workers and good way to get experience for recent college grads. Great benefits and the management tends to be promoted from within the company which gives makes for an understanding relationship. You can learn a lot about accounts and as long as you have a little bit of soft skills, its easy to make friends and do well. I work with a great team. Great if you get satisfaction from problem solving with numbers.

    Cons

    Compensation seems to be on the small end in the industry. You will work long hours depending on the group that you work for, but my team does push for working from home and flexing your schedule around your personal life in order not to burn out. People tend to only stick around for 1-3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company does have a lot of turnover. Invest more immediate pay into your entry level if you want to see them stick around and not transfer out. Quit trying to cut costs by moving to smaller office spaces if you aren't going to distribute savings amongst employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company, but currently playing in a difficult environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State Street

    Pros

    State Street is a global institution with smart professional people and can offer high-impact, challenging job opportunities in some of the most interesting areas of financial services today.

    Cons

    The current industry environment is difficult and not likely to get better for some time, with the sluggish recovery and more intense regulation. As a result, like all other major banks, State Street will continue to have to succeed by cutting costs, making job stability shaky and a high pressure workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek to show better support of employees strained by current tough environment and the pressure that comes with it.

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