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State Street Fund Administrator - Associate II Interview Questions

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014
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Fund Administrator - Associate II Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at State Street.

Interview Details

Hiring is way more laid back then HR would have you believe. If you are going for a Financial Reporting (FR) position, you will most likely get it. FR has such high turnover that HR is constantly looking to fill spots. Be careful, the recruiter will tell you turnover is low and the group is great just so you say yes and accept the offer. Client operations is more difficult to get into because everyone in Fund Admin wants to go there just to get out of FR. Usually you're up against people who have a connection and have more fund admin experience.
Interview was with an officer and then a couple of managers. It's mostly fit questions more than anything. If you're invited to an interview they have already looked at your resume and assume you have the right background so they'll usually just ask you what your current role is.

Interview Questions
  • Do you know how the expense structure of a fund works?   View Answer
Negotiation Details
None. SS has a habit of not paying well and HR makes a point to negotiate as little as possible. They know most people want to leave their current group so many candidates are desperate just for the offer.
Accepted Offer

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    Fund Administrator - Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at State Street in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Went for one interview with two interviewers, behavior questions based, got a call back several weeks later and got hired. There was not much room for negotiation in terms of salary but I did get more sign on bonus in the end.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was not much room to negotiate. I did get more sign on bonus but was not able to increase the salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Fund Administrator - Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Application Details

    interviewed at State Street in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact by HR and followed by Interview and competency test before interview.

    Negotiation Details
    Non-negoitation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Fund Administrator - Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at State Street in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Internal Promotion. Applied for the position. Got a phone call from HR within a week. HR scheduled the interview. Had the interview two weeks after HR's initial notice. HR extended an offer the day after the interview. Was able to negotiate for a very small amount. Accepted the offer a few days after HR extended the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you had any experience in improving a business process?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Fund Administrator - Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at State Street in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Since I was an intern prior to being re-hired, I had an interview with just one HR talent recruiter. Usually, they have 3 people interviewing the same person, from the department you are getting hired, and then decide collectively. The questions were pretty standard behavioural type, like most of the places nowadays. The STAR approach always works in these cases (Situation, Task, Action, Result). In terms of the interview, nothing special to report on.
    I believe when you have an interview with the people from within a specific department, they would ask you more detailed questions about your knowledge on specific topics.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a coworker/manager and how you handled it.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I accepted the salary I was offered, since it was my first job, I was not in the situation to negotiate. As posted in Salaries, this company is not too competitive, so depending on your experience of course, you perhaps could get a higher salary. I doubt it though.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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