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State Street Reviews

Updated 15 February, 2019
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State Street President and CEO Ronald O’Hanley
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  • "No work/life balance, pay is not competitive" (in 123 reviews)

  • "Long hours for some departments" (in 186 reviews)

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  1. "Vice president"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Vice President in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State Street full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Can work from home permanently

    Cons

    Can get lost in crowd


  2. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State Street full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Relaxed
    - Good benefit
    - Work Life balance

    Cons

    - No room to grow
    - People backstabbing

  3. "Accounts Receivable 2 & Payroll Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable/Payroll Adm in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable/Payroll Adm in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State Street full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A good company to work with in general.

    Cons

    Too much work with


  4. "Client Service Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Street full-time

    Pros

    Management guidance can be great. Mobility is available to employees. Good platform to learn.

    Cons

    Compensation is low. Communication from top down is broken. Always reactive.


  5. "Financial analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State Street full-time

    Pros

    Good company and nice people

    Cons

    Too picky about phone usage and chatting


  6. "Best Company for family oriented individuals"

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    Current Employee - Fund Services in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Fund Services in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State Street full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    *work from home benefits
    *tuition re-imbursements for continuing education
    *health and life insurance coverage
    *RPP Contributions
    *3 week vacation upon 1st year of tenure
    *event hostings

    Cons

    *Micro-Managing teams
    *Promotion is based upon tenure


  7. "Flexible working hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State Street full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, just make sure you get your work done

    Cons

    Not much growth. Just processing work

  8. "Pricing Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of free time to learn new things

    Cons

    not a lot of growth as every day is the same tasks of calculating the NAV and sending it off to the Fund Accountants


  9. "VP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Street full-time

    Pros

    Small teams and solid leadership

    Cons

    Workload and the coffee was terrible

    Advice to Management

    Try to avoid burnout of employees


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Street full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - great junior/senior staff really taught me everything I needed to know plus more
    - nice environment
    - out by 5 pm for junior staff sharp.

    Cons

    - room for growth was minimum
    - stale after some time

    Advice to Management

    - appreciate the staff members who put some commitment to the company. Doesn't mean promotion but something genuine would be nice.