State Street Reviews

Updated 17 October, 2014
Updated 17 October, 2014
1,312 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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  1.  

    neutral

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Street

    Pros

    The could be learning opportunity

    Cons

    The pay is well below market

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice people, good culture, but boring work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Street full-time

    Pros

    good platform to enter the industry, nice culture and community activities

    Cons

    long hours, too much operational work, not so many bright people that can inspire you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should re-shape the business strategy, big gaps between the sales force and teams who're doing the actual work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Work here if you want to lose faith in yourself

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Street full-time

    Pros

    The only good thing about this company, is the benefits. Other than that, nothing.

    Cons

    Where to begin. IFS is worse than high school, if one manager doesn't like you, no manager in the company will - they will make sure of it. They delve into every part of your personal life and spread rumours just like teenage girls. They do not promote, when they do, it's nepotistic and favouritism that moves people up. They employ the most low-class and incompetent people to be managers. I can hardly understand my manager, and they've been in the country for decades! There is no transparency, you can be told you're doing well and then out of nowhere get a bad review. No matter how hard you work, it will go unnoticed, no matter how well you work, it will never be good enough. If you do go that extra mile, management doesn't want to know or hear about it. Come work here if you like to be micro-managed, reminded of your tasks on a constant basis, and be humiliated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro-managing...if you don't trust the people working for you, fire them. Grow a spine and come to your own conclusions about employees; stop allowing the spineless and mentally deranged managers tell you what to think of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    not that great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Street full-time

    Pros

    people are great and fun to be around

    Cons

    work is not challenging and hours are terrible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Waste of time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Accountant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Investment Accountant in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Great people and culture, flexible hours, good entry level job, benefits are pretty good and will pay for your education

    Cons

    Low pay, no opportunities for growth, very political - if you stay long enough, you'll get a promotion. if you see no opportunities for growth after 1-2 years, leave!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    ok ok sfssdfsadok stastfsdfsdfasdfsdsdfst

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    Former Employee - Fund Accountant
    Former Employee - Fund Accountant

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

    Pros

    meet people, good entry level position

    Cons

    long hours, repetitive work, lower pay

  8.  

    Legal Intern

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    Current Employee - Legal Intern in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Legal Intern in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at State Street as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    the job allowed for alot of autonomy but very little direction and even less training, very little down time, unrealistic goals

    Cons

    very repetitive work, never had proper training, very poorly managed, authoritative management style, and overall one of my worst working experiences

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have more fulfilling jobs, better training, improve culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Trade Processor

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trade Processor in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Trade Processor in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Full benefits & great classes for self-improvement

    Cons

    Low salary, very low raises, and little opportunity for advancing within the company.

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

    the company sucks but it's great place to start with

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Derivatives Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Derivatives Specialist in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    easy to find another job within the same industry

    Cons

    long hr and low pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I have been working at State Street full-time

    Pros

    - Great learning ground
    - Potential to grow exponentially
    - Interaction with multiple facets of teh investment cycle

    Cons

    - Large organization where things can move fairly slow from a hierarchical stanpoint

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