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State Street Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview Questions

Updated Nov 24, 2014
Updated Nov 24, 2014
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Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at State Street in May 2011.

Interview Details

I submitted a resume through my online campus job website and received an initial interview on campus. Then I was invited for another interview at the company location. I interviewed with three other people: with two first and then another 1-on-1. They were really friendly and asked simple questions but a lot of technical questions such as what is a mutual fund, how to calculate NAV, what's the difference between a stock and a mutual fund, etc. They also asked a lot of behavior and situational questions too. They did take a lot of time to get back to me after the second interview though, but I kept in touch with the HR.

Interview Questions
  • Why would someone choose a mutual fund or a stock?   Answer Question
  • Describe a situation where you had to be assertive.   Answer Question
  • Describe a situation where a group member didn't contribute. What did you do and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
No negotiation.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at State Street in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    1 Phone interview and 2 back to back interviews in the office. Each were about 15 minutes each. They asked some specific accounting questions and also general situational questions. Overall easy. Offer came the next day.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation possible. Set.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at State Street in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    They're basically looking for a live body. If you are reasonably articulate, demonstrate a basic general competency, and are somewhat personable, you will likely be hired. No particular prior experience is necessary, although having an interesting background will likely help you get hired. My managers told me I was hired mostly because they were curious about me.

    Interview Questions
    • They don't ask trick questions. They really are just making sure you're capable of interacting with people.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation. They give you terms, and you may either accept or not. I ended up working 6 am to 2:45, for $30,000/year, no overtime, no bonus, 40 miles from where I lived (10 miles from what I thought I was applying for). I was told the hours I would be working on my first day, not before.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Fund Accountant Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at State Street in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Two interviewers, nice gentleman from the same area I would be working in. Asked questions from a list given by superiors. Questions were behaviorally-based, and assessed character qualities.

    Describe a time when you worked with someone from a different cultural background? What were the issues? How did you handle them?

    Interview Questions
    • In what ways have you been able to find inefficiencies in your own life? And how were you able to improve them?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Non-negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at State Street in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very informal. They mostly ask about time management, attention to details and ability to work as a team. I met with several different people from the team. They were very informative about the role.

    Interview Questions
    • No technical questions - they train all entry level team members   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Fund Accountant Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at State Street in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    After submitting my application online I was contacted in two weeks by the HR Coordinator via telephone. She spoke to me briefly about my qualifications and education and the starting pay. The Coordinator scheduled me for another phone interview with a Recruiter the next week. I spoke to the Recruiter about my specific accounting education and the starting pay ($28,800). The Recruiter scheduled me for a group interview in two days. The group interview consisted of several behavioral questions and was attended by two middle managers of the group. Find those questions on this website - they are exact. The HR department called about four days later and made an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you tell me about a time working in a group that you experienced a problem with a group member? How did you resolve this problem.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I declined the offer for a few reasons. The first reason was the Recruiter. This person (KW) treated me like a number and did not act in a professional manner. The HR department is your window into the organization - and I did not like what I experienced. The second reason was the low starting pay. I would have considered it for the experience, however, the Recruiter changed my mind.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at State Street in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview asking basic questions about your experience and resume. The other questions are based on behavioral questions. In person interview was a 15 minute introduction video about the company. This was fallowed by 2 interviews about 1 hr each the first was with 2 people and the second was a 1 on 1. Ask basic behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation just a take it or leave it
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Fund Accountant Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Describe a time where you had to balance many taks at once   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    In finance, right now, laughable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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