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SS&C Advent Reviews

Updated Nov 8, 2019

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3.5
65%
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35%
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SS&C Advent CEO Bill Stone (no image)
Bill Stone
6 Ratings
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  • "Being acquired by SS&C has put more pressure on the company to grow quickly which is stretching teams thin(in 18 reviews)

  • "It is amazing that this is not transparent to senior management(in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Hard to Beat"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SS&C Advent full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is as good as I've experienced in corporate America. Casual dress code is wonderful. Division of labor means you likely won't be overly stressed out. Overall if you are looking for a relatively low stress job that requires a college degree, experience, or clout and pays decently, this is it chief. Having this job during some stressful events in my life that would make more challenging... jobs more difficult to have has been a huge blessing.

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    Cons

    You will have wildly different experiences based on what team you are on. Some are more friendly, diverse, collaborative, and fun than others. Pay and Benefits have only gone down while the CEO got a 20% pay raise last year. He can make millions more, yet there's no money for myself to even get a modest pay raise to account for inflation and growth as an employee. Everyone here is right that it is very... perplexing to know how to move up. Training and HR barely seem to exist it seems. Management is often so bogged down with individual contributor style work that they don't have time to manage. Corporate communication is poor.

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    Advice to Management

    Communicate and train better. Do less fluff events and stop wasting so much money on unnecessary stuff if it means employees won't get a raise.

    SS&C Advent2019-10-29
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good company, try hard to take care of employees"

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    Current Employee - Client Support Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SS&C Advent full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good company, try hard to take care of employees Good salary compared to last job

    Cons

    Boom or bust work cycle, very stressed or nothing to do Usual office politics and dynamics are ignored by managers. Must be able to stand up for yourself to people who like to push your buttons.

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay attention to office dynamics.

    SS&C Advent2019-09-27
  3. "Managers are vindictive and petty and uneducated. There is nepotism. The managers don’t understand software."

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    Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SS&C Advent

    Pros

    There are some nice employees

    Cons

    Bad managers that are not leaders

    SS&C Advent2019-11-08
  4. "Low morale"

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    Current Employee - Senior Linux Administrator 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SS&C Advent full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staffs & helpful coworkers

    Cons

    Constant change on Policies

    SS&C Advent2019-10-11
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SS&C Advent full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly team. High growth company. Opportunity to advance

    Cons

    Company has outgrown some leaders. Some inappropriate relationships among co- workers.

    Advice to Management

    - Celebrate great performance but also be willing to make tough decisions when expectations are not being met professionally or when inappropriate behavior is blatantly occurring between teammates.

    SS&C Advent2019-08-08
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Trying to be great - which is good"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SS&C Advent full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment. Casual dress code (shorts and flip flops). Happy hours. Nice standing desks and dual 24 inch monitors.

    Cons

    Salary could be better. Benefits could be better.

    SS&C Advent2019-07-23
  7. "Senior Support Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Senior Support Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SS&C Advent full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people and you also learn a lot! Great teachers too!

    Cons

    Pay increases aren't that great.

    SS&C Advent2019-06-17
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture but slow in bringing in cutting edge tech !"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SS&C Advent full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture - very nice people to work with. Relaxed atmosphere and lot of freedom to focus on interesting projects and volunteer for something that could add value like prototypes, performance, technical debt etc. Working with people who have decades of programming experience is a plus and most of them are good to work with.

    Cons

    1> Very slow in bringing cutting edge technologies and too far behind with the current industry trends. Lots and lots of projects and time spent on performance oriented projects, technical debt (I work on a product which is 25+ years and still doesnt have support to go on the cloud !) 2> Salary + bonuses + benefits barely makes the top 40 or 50% of the companies in the bay area I guess ! The investment... industry is not so competitive in terms of wrestling time to market timelines and feature sets, so the company has a lot of time on their hands to focus on prioritized efforts. Some old folks are snarky, old school kinds and dont gel very well or work well as a team. I mostly work in isolation and not very collaboratively - something that I dont find to be healthy !

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    Advice to Management

    Focus on bringing in newer technologies which could add a lot more value to customers and solve problems we have been fighting for since decades ! People are leaving after short tenures, so focus on benefits and compensation.

    SS&C Advent2019-06-11
  9. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SS&C Advent full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great workplace culture. Great leadership. Many teams and roles to choose from.

    Cons

    Newer company/Role. Bite off more than they can chew at times

    SS&C Advent2019-05-20
  10. "Not Same Since Takeover"

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    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant 

    I worked at SS&C Advent full-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, and standard benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of travel

    Advice to Management

    Go back to how things were.

    SS&C Advent2019-04-05
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