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State Street Accounting Interview Questions

Updated Dec 6, 2014
Updated Dec 6, 2014
164 Interview Reviews

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    Fund Accountant I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They called me pretty quickly after i applied online. the recruiters were very helpful in establishing contact with specific teams or groups who were interested with me. The questions were read from a sheet that seemed very generic. As long as you talk about being a good teammate and a good co-worker, should get you into a good spot. The process was really good as I met with different teams all on the same day so multiple groups could meet with me instead of me coming in different day and times to meet them.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Fund Accountant Associate II Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    Info Session and Networking event that was a waste of time honestly. Met with a few managers who you most likely would not even be working for. Overall they just wanted to make sure you were able to speak and look like a professional. Then went back for a 2v1 interview where I answered basic questions and got an offer a week later

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Low Salary

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Went to a State Street sponsored career info session. Left my application there after the session ended and was contacted for an interview. The interview process was very simple and easy, very basic questions like why you want to work here as this was an entry level position.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Accounting Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    My phone interview went really great, which landed me a second face to face interview. The face to face interview went awesome as well. They welcomed me with coffee and made me feel very comfortable as well.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to resolve an issue with a fellow co-worker/classmate?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Accounting Specialist, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed 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
  7.  

    Fund Accounting Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at State Street in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was structured, Interviewer had prepared questions with specific scenarios based on Manager situations overseeing subordinate employees. an example question was how would you resolve a conflict with subordinates who were not getting along.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle crisis management issue related to team member that had personal issues not related to work.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I thought the process was fair, they requested compensation history which I provided. They came in at 10% above my former salary and extended an extra week of vacation and much higher bonus pool.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    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 a weekinterviewed 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
  9.  

    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed 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
  10.  

    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed 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
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    Portfolio Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at State Street in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was pretty easy if you have leadership skills. Interviewed by two people. They were not intimating, very open and friendly. Interviewed took an hour. I was not interviewed by anyone on my team

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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