Executive Assistant (Former Employee), Boston, MA – July 8, 2014
Pros: holidays & health ins.
Cons: managers can be tough & work you to bone without any thanks
Got good review, but chance to advance within company wasn't easy. Hoping that has changed by now. Great health insurance (at the time, anyway) & annual reviews. Great holidays off. Everything depends on your own manager. E.g., even if others leave early the day before a holiday, your manager may not allow it. Work/life balance needs to be more promoted – more... within the company. – less
Dynamic, results oriented individual with extensive financial operational experience. Broad expertise in complex fund structures. Strong track record
Manager – Client Operations (Former Employee), Boston, MA – June 28, 2014
• Managed a portfolio of funds with twenty billion in total assets consisted of multiple sub advisor relationships for various investment products. • Facilitated quarterly FAS reporting and audit verification through direct communication with investment managers and brokers for the client(s). • Calculated nightly Net Asset Value (NAV) of mutual funds – more... that consisted of actively managed and fund of funds. • Created new effective procedures that aided with time management and increased efficiency of the NAV. • Increased the NAV deadline of 7pm from 72% to above 96%. • Performed internal audit reviews of funds in compliance with GAAP standards. • Interviewed potential candidates and provided feedback to upper management. • Trained new hires with various systems and reporting platforms. • Delegated projects to offshore teams with weekly follow up meetings on its progress and achieving deadlines. – less
Tax Manager (Current Employee), Boston, MA – June 6, 2014
Pros: great people to work with, relaxed environment
Cons: tough place for advancement
State Street Tax is a pretty good place to learn about RIC tax and to manage different types of people. They are much more automated in their tax processes then any other job I have worked at. However, advancement is tough to achieve.The major plus with working with SSB tax is the great people you work with and the relaxed environment.
I enjoyed the interaction with knowledgable professionals in the private equity accounting field
Senior Associate (Former Employee), Boston – June 2, 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of providing excellent client service within private equity equity accounting and seeing the final product in the financial and capital statements delivered to the individual limited partners.
Portfolio Accountant/ (Former Employee), Sacramento, CA – May 29, 2014
Pros: co-workers, good talant, smart employees
Cons: hours, shakey management, management keeps you in the dark
Great entry level job. The talent tends to leave after a few years due to job satisfaction. In the right situation the management is very good but you could get stuck in a bad group. Too much favoritism with the management team. Benefits are decent but far from good. Co-workers are the reason why most stay around longer.
Portfolio Administrator/ Bank Loan Specialist (Former Employee), Boston, MA – May 18, 2014
Pros: good place to learn the business, many departments to choose from.
Cons: outsourcing, low or slow chance of advancement or raise
State Street is a great place to learn the business, there are many departments to move around which gives employees a chance to better understand how a major financial corporation works. Maybe thats why it seems there are so many entry level workers that it becomes hard to be recognized and the chance of promotion seems slim. Outsourcing doesn't look – more... to be slowing down, and compared to other companies there is very low pay and loyalty. – less