State Street Accountant Interview Questions

Updated Sep 28, 2014
Updated Sep 28, 2014
156 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Accounting Specialist, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    Started with a phone interview with HR. Very basic questions - what is a mutual fund? What do you know about State Street?
    Second interview was with group Vice President and group officer. There were a lot of situational questions to see how you think and problem solve.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were pretty standard - nothing off the wall. The interview process was designed to get a feel for your personality and problem solving methodology.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate. They stated that the company does not negotiate, but with the help of this site, I was able to get a bump in pay after stating positive attributes. I thought over the original offer and didn't accept immediately.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  South Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at State Street in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and heard back in about 3 days to set up the interview. The process felt very robotic, two managers each with the same S.S form with questions. Never deviated from their prepared questions even after they realized I had already answered some.

    Interview Questions
    • I tried my best to make the interview feel like a conversation, but it just seemed very structured.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Didn't seem like a good fit for me. Very low salary offer and bad hours 10-630

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    Very quick, simple, and easy process. Applied, interviewed, and was hired within three days. They usually have large hiring rushes in May/June. Easy interview questions with people I never saw again.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, take it or leave it
    Accepted Offer
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    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    They asked what interested me about the job and why I wanted the job. The questions were pretty standard and there weren't any questions that I would say caught me off guard. The interview last for about twenty minutes. Once the interview was completed, I got a call a few days later with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    relatively straight forward. Met with two or three manages, however, I wasn't going to work under any of them, so don't know how relavant that is to a group. Didn't know why you would meet with people that you wouldn't even be working with. Should have been a red flag.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    This was a super long drawn out process. I was interviewed on the phone and waited over 2 months until my face to face interview. I then waited 6 weeks for my job offer. I then waited 30 days from offer until I could start. Seemed very unorganized during the process

    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accounting & Pricing Specialist, I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at State Street in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral and some technical questions. State street is a great place to launch your career in the industry, nothing unexpected in the interview process, mainly they want to know that you are a person that is reliable and adaptable.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Be confident.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Client Services Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Quincy, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Quincy, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at State Street in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I only went on one interview that was set up by my recruiter. It was a fairly simple process. I got a slight tour of the building at first and then we sat in the conference room on the floor that the hiring manager worked on. We had a little small talk and then went over my resume and what the job I was applying for entailed.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a project you worked on.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Fund Accounting Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    easy, just generic questions and some easy behavior questions

    Accepted Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fund Accountant Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at State Street in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview consisted of about 8 people. They began interviewing me for one position, then thought I would be a good fit for another position, and proceeded to interview me for that as well. The way they were able to give me the best fit opportunity really made me feel like they valued me as more of a person, than a position to fill. The interview was very personable, and they educated me on the different types of funds and services that the company offered.

    Overall the interview had mostly background information, less of the technical. They care about you as a person.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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