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Northern Trust Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 7, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Teller Interview

Senior Teller
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Northern Trust in December 2013.

Interview Details – Lenghtly hiring process. Hard company to get into. Did not apply they pulled my resume from a online source. Took three weeks just for the call offer. Highly client oriented interview. Not much else from what I recall.

Negotiation Details – NO ROOM FOR NEGOTIATION


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Alternative Investment Analyst Interview

Alternative Investment Analyst
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Northern Trust in December 2013.

Interview Details – Was contacted by phone to set up an interview. The process was very easy, a 30 min sit down with a HR manager, and then about 45 min with managers of the team I was interviewing with. The interview with my team was laid back, they explained about the job and asked some basic questions. Nothing harder than "Explain a time when you?". Got feed back within a week and was hired. After the background check I started right away.

Interview Question – Nothing really, just be prepared as usual to sell yourself and they had a few behavioral questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not sure if they negotiate, I got an entry level position which doesn't leave you much room.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Associate Portfolio Manager Interview

Associate Portfolio Manager
Phoenix, AZ

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Northern Trust in May 2012.

Interview Details – I had a very unlikely experience -- submitted application, got a call from HR 3 weeks later. HR phone call was not a formal interview, she asked me what I knew of the company and then scheduled actual interview. In person interview with manager and portfolio manager I was supporting for a couple of hours. Basic questions, went through resume and why I would be a good fit. Interviewed with department head next day via phone and was offered the position a few hours later.

Interview Question – No Difficult questions, all behavioral and was asked to go through resume. "Why Northern?"   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They gave me the salary at the phone interview stage, once I was offered I negotiated a couple $K higher and they accepted.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Derivatives Analyst Interview

Derivatives Analyst

Interviewed at Northern Trust

Interview Details – Number of rigorous interviews leading to the job. Lengthy review took months to complete through human resources and was inefficient. Company was thorough in background checks and reviews. Northern trust was difficult to work thru interviews.

Interview Question – What is your biggest weakness and what is your strongest attribute.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

GOLD Program Interview

GOLD Program
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Northern Trust.

Interview Details – Mostly behavioral questions about past experiences.

Interview Question – Will ask about the different financial records such as balance sheet etc. Will ask for you to break down each.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Started looking to move out of state.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Drone Interview

Drone

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Northern Trust.

Interview Details – Minimal compared to other places.
No hard questions.
Mostly can you get along

Interview Question – never had a difficult or unexpected question the who time ive been there   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Northern Trust.

Interview Details – It was over 7 years ago, so don't remember much


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Second Vice President Interview

Second Vice President
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Northern Trust.

Interview Details – Interview was easy right out of college. They were looking for naive pickings

Interview Question – Why NTRS   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Back in 2007, 40K was the standard right out of school with a BS.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Northern Trust in May 2011.

Interview Details – Applied via recruiting platform, got a call quickly. One interview, mostly basic questions. Mostly focussed on personal fit, so i met with the two people i would be working with all the time. Some questions regarding it and programming experiences, skills, and willingness to learn a new technology stack. Personally i found the atmosphere very nice and collegial and the only reason to decline the position i was offered was a meager wage, were i could get more at other companies in very similar positions, and also collect more experience abroad.

Interview Question – Explain RND and connection to BS.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – better offers


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Fund Accounting Analyst Interview

Fund Accounting Analyst
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Northern Trust in August 2010.

Interview Details – phone screening, 2 people in HR, then 2 managers in a unit, then called back for round three to meet with hiring manager and direct supervisor. ( a lot for an entry level position)

Interview Question – Tell me about a difficult situation and how you handled it, why do you want to work here, etc   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – asked for 5k more, they came back with 2K more.

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