I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at State Street in June 2009.
Interview Details – The process went through my University. First I had an on-campus interview followed by a series of behavioral panel interviews on-site. The background check is extensive and can take upwards of a month after an initial conditional offer of employment.
Interview Question – Describe a time where you had to balance many taks at once Answer Question
Negotiation Details – In finance, right now, laughable.
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at State Street in April 2012.
Interview Details – Did an oncampus interview first followed by a 2.5 hr interview in their office. 2 separate panels focusing primarily on behavior based questions.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time you disagreed with a coworker. What did you disagree about and how did you resolve it? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Seems like a good place to work, but the pay was not sufficient to compete with other offers. One thing that is great for this field they do pay you for overtime. When comparing pay with public accounting firms this could be significatn as most public accounting firms pay a salary and work you beyond the 40 hrs/week.
The process took a day - interviewed at State Street in June 2011.
Interview Details – Waited about an hour before I was interviewed with about 10 other candidates. Interview lasted about 15 minutes. Its been a week and I haven't heard back from them.
Interview Question – Tell me about a situation where you had to think outside the box? Answer Question
The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at State Street in July 2011.
Interview Details – I applied online on 2nd June 2011, got a 30 mins phone interview from HR a week later. The phone interview consists of both normal interview questions and behavious questions( no technical Q here!) I then got another call from HR to schedule an interview with 2 account managers on 27th june. It was a friendly one hour interview that consists of most behavious questions. I passed the first interview, and been scheduled the second interview with both account manager and assistant Unit head a week later (on 4th July). The second interview was relatively more serious, but overall was ok. It took me 40 mins and consists of most behavious questions.
After a long wait, about two week and a half, i got the offer! Thank god!
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself and most behaviour questions like how to work in a team and how to overcome stress. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at State Street in November 2011.
Interview Details – The panel interview was a bit misleading because there was 2 set of 1 on 1 interviews. However we have 10+ people waiting together. Standard behavioral questions and a bit technical questions.
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at State Street in November 2011.
Interview Details – The interview process was pretty simple. Had a 30 min phone interview, discussed my education and experience, then was asked about 3-4 behavioural questions. Did 2 in-person interviews. The first was with a manager for about 40 min, asked a couple technical questions like what is NAV, and what is the difference between a stock and bond, then a few behavioural questions. 2nd interview was with two senior fund accountants, and they pretty much asked the same questions. They called me 2 weeks later to offer the job but I declined.
Interview Question – Describe a time where you had to use numerical data or a graph to convince a manager. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Got a position at a hedge fund by then.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at State Street in January 2010.
Interview Details – I applied to this Fund Accountant role through seek.com.au with no relative work experience fresh out of university with a combined Accounting and Economics degree. I had really strong results and was approached very quickly after having applied (2-3 days). The first step in this process was to undertake a telephone based personality interview in which a member of the SS recruitment team asked a number of normal questions to get a guage on the candidates personality. For example... Why do you want to work in the Finance industry? What draws you to State Street? What do you look for in an organisation? etc etc.
If you pass this quick (15 min) phone based interview, you will be asked to interview with a panel of senior stakeholders in the organisation. My own interview was with three such managers and was very laid back and easygoing in terms of atmosphere. This interview is basically a personality test and a bunch of questions that help the interviewers determine your character, morals and I guess competence. Questions I was asked include how I see myself interacting in a team environment, what sort of challenges I have faced, how am I accurate and detail oriented etc etc. They also asked some basic accounting and finance related questions and hypothetical situations so be ready for that as well.
All in all it was a very warm and friendly interview allowing you to ask any questions you may have of the organisation and for SS to find out more about you as an individual. SS ended up calling me the very next day and offering me the job on the spot.
Interview Question – Nothing difficult here. Just relating to your past work experience. How do you work in a team environment, what would you do in a situation where you thought your immediate supervisor was wrong. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to dictate my salary slightly. The position advertised for 35-45k +super. Upon being asked my salary expectations I said honestly that I thought I was worth at least 50k per year base...but ended up being offered the max 45k + super with salary reviews each six months. I haven't been with the company for 6 months yet so will have to wait and see whether these pay rises come to fruition.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at State Street in July 2010.
Interview Details – I applied online with an employee referral and was contacted for a phone interview within a few days. After passing some questions about my resume and broad behavioral questions I moved to the second phone interview. This one was far shorter and comprised of behavioral questions that were specific to how I acted in the given circumstance. The next day I was called for my in person interview. They showed me around and I was interviewed by 2 managers asking more behavioral questions and a few technical questions relating to the job.
Interview Question – How do you find Net Asset Value? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Take it or leave it.
I applied online - interviewed at State Street in June 2013.
Interview Details – Phone interview about salary and other basic questions, then two 30 mins 2-on-1 in person interviews with AVP, they asked a few questions on some work experiences, then they wanted me to ask them questions. It's a fast pace working environment and you will need to commit for 3-5 years as the learning process may take a year
Interview Question – What role do you play in a team? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at State Street in April 2013.
Interview Details – So I received an email the day after I submitted my resume online on the company website. The email was to schedule a 30 minute phone screen. After that I was asked if I would like to go into the office for a face to face interview. The face to face interview was with one manager and lasted 30 minutes. I was given an offer about an hour later by phone
Interview Question – Tell me a time when you have displayed/shown your loyalty towards a previous employer Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
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