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State Street Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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Fund Accountant Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant Associate I
Sacramento, CA

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.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I
Sacramento, CA

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.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at State Street in April 2014.

Interview Details – 2 Phone interviews. First interview was very relaxed with general questions about CV, knowledge of State Street, expected salary, holiday plans and location preferred. The call finished with the lady telling me that I had got to the next round which would be a more formal interview and gave me general guidelines on expected questions. Second interview was much more formal and to the point. Asked questions about how i dealt with mistakes at work and dealing with a difficult colleague. Interviewee said I would hear back either way within one week but as of yet nothing. Found the interviewee very abrupt.

Interview Question – How i dealt with making a mistake at work.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I
Sacramento, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at State Street in December 2013.

Interview Details – First interview is over the phone with human resources. The first interview last about 30 minutes and consisted mostly of behavioral questions. Most of the questions were stated as, "can you think of a time when..." The human resources interviewer was very nice and professional. If this interview goes well, candidates are invited on site for a second interview with two officers. The second interview consisted of more behavioral questions with the addition of questions about State Street Corp.

Interview Question – Can you think of a time when a breakdown in communication caused a problem? What was the error and how did you resolve this problem?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I

I applied online and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at State Street.

Interview Details – Took about a month to finally set up an interview, had to interview with 3 individuals. First person I was suppose to meet with had something else to do so I met with the second interviewer first. Took 1 hour to basically waste time until the person that was suppose to interview me third showed up. It was all a little disorganized, and stressed me out a little bit.

Interview Question – You don't have any good qualifications like many other applicants I've had so why are you here?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – None. The questions were pretty standard   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I

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


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I
Boston, MA

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I
Kansas City, MO

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at State Street in March 2010.

Interview Details – Management review of resume, all resume should be one page. No more and no less. Questions are all behavioral based questions. You must provide and EXAMPLE relating to the question. No general answer such as "I would do this or that." Usually promote internally.

Interview Question – Provide me with a time you had to complete a task, by a strict deadline, but had multiple interruptions. What did you do to complete the task and how did you handle the interruptions?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was not negotiation and is none during promotion. Everything is set, either except or decline.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at State Street in April 2014.

Interview Details – 2 phone calls with the second one lasting 50 minutes.

Interview Question – Know your finance terms if you dont already (e.g. Bonds, reconciliations, NAV)   Answer Question

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