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State Street Accounting Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 24, 2014
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Fund Accountant Associate I Interview

Anonymous Employee
Boston, MA

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at State Street.

Interview Details – 15 minute Phone interview, and then two one-on-one interviews with account managers. very structured and standard interview question - - strengths, weaknesses, and experiences

Interview Question – the initial interview questions are very common interview questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Initial offer was very straight forward with standard starting salary with little room to negotiate. the salary was a bit lower than expected but i was reassured that there would be over-time and bonus opportunities however this did not turn out to be accurate in my group. over-time opportunities are definitely available in some groups but not all.

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Accounting Specialist Interview

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Interviewed at State Street

Interview Details – The process went rather fast. Communication was done via email. I interviewed a week later with 2 hiring managers. I was offered the position a week later. Bit of advice make sure to ask questions in the interview and seem interested in the position because they love for you to ask questions.

Interview Question – Mostly behavioral questions.   Answer Question

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Fund Accountant Interview

Fund Accountant
Sacramento, CA

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at State Street in July 2013.

Interview Details – Called back several weeks after applying online. Did a 30 minute phone interview with some basic questions about me and my back ground. Got called in for a live interview. came to the building and they took me in and double teamed me. Then when it was all over and we all felt great, I got my parking validated. WINNING.

Interview Question – Would you care for a bottle of water?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Take it or GTFO

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Accounting Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and interviewed at State Street.

Interview Details – a internet and phone information session first, then phone interview, then on site

Interview Question – tell me a time........   Answer Question

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Very Easy Interview

Fund Accountant Interview

Fund Accountant
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at State Street in October 2012.

Interview Details – Initial phone interview followed by an in-person interview. The person with whom I was interviewing never showed up. After waiting 40 minutes two kids from the department came and told me a little about the job but didn't ask any questions. I was then called to schedule another interview with a different department and was interviewed by some clown who read a list of questions off a sheet. HR called the next day to schedule a third interview but I declined after finding out that the non-negotiable salary was 32,000 a year and was not eligible for any bonuses or incentives.

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Fund Accountant Interview

Fund Accountant
Kansas City, MO

I applied online - interviewed at State Street in December 2010.

Interview Details – Go to State Street website and apply for the position online. All of the interview questions were behavioral related. You will be giving a phone interview if you do not live the area. A face to face interview comes next. After that, it takes about a week.

Interview Question – There was no difficult question or unexpected question.   View Answer

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Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I

I applied online and interviewed at State Street.

Interview Details – i apply online and got phone intereview and the lady asked behavior questions and a day later the emailed to make face to face interview. and they asked behavior questions again.

Interview Question – a lot of behavior questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – not negotiation

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Fund Accountant Associate II Interview

Fund Accountant Associate II
Kansas City, MO

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at State Street in July 2013.

Interview Details – I applied for this position randomly and used my previous experience for behavioral questions. Overall I only had one interview and had an offer within a couple of hours.

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Accounting Specialist Interview

Accounting Specialist

Interviewed at State Street

Interview Details – Very easy going interview with some typical questions

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Fund Accountant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Sacramento, CA

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at State Street.

Interview Details – The hiring process went pretty smoothly for me. I applied online for a few jobs and received a phone call a few weeks later setting up a phone interview the following week. I took the interview, mostly rating yourself on MS applications and things, and took a panel interview a week later. The panel interview was long (4 hours), but not too bad. I think they have since changed the process to be a phone interview and a two-on-one interveiw shortly after.

Interview Question – They had asked me to define a NAV (Net Asset Value) and variance and a few financial questions.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation was involved.

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