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Updated Dec 28, 2014
Updated Dec 28, 2014
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    Associate Fund Accountant Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at State Street in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    he asked me lots of question from a list that the company used. He just started taking notes all the time and did not ask anything else. it is an OK interview.

    Interview Questions
    • I just get divorce, how long does it take to process the paperwork? ( I used to work for a family attorney)   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    not much, take or leave
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    basic behavioral questions. allowed me to do the entire process over the phone since lived out of state.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Portfolio Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    Pretty quick. It was only a week between the initial call and job offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation really. They told me what the pay was and I went with it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Tell me a time when you have displayed/shown your loyalty towards a previous employer   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fund Accountant Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I got this position through a program that a non-profit organization runs, so I did not have to do any interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  7.  

    Fund Accountant Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    It was 1 hour long and mostly genetic interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Fund Accountant Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    I applied for an internal transfer to the Sacramento position. If you stay on top of the recruiters about making an email introduction to their counterparts in another city, I find that this is a very effective way of getting your foot in the door for an interview. I performed a fifteen-minute phone screening with the recruiter, and then a one-hour phone interview with two manager-level employees. I received my offer within 2 days.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me a specific example of a time when you had to conform to a policy with which you did not agree.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    My attempt to negotiate was rebutted by the fact that it was an employee-initiated relocation.
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Investment Accountant Interview

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

    interviewed at State Street in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    They gave me a short phone interview and then scheduled me for an in person interview. Phone interview was easy, just asked a few questions to get to know me and know about my current job and what I do there. The in person interview requires your to arrive 15 minutes early so they can give you a small tour of their company. Its a nice place: gym, parking, cafeteria, nice lobby, nice elevators. Then they take you to a conference room. I was interviewed by 2 people that literally just went back and forth asking me all sorts of behavioral questions. They weren't very friendly and they seemed very robotic. They seemed boring was the worst part. It made me completely disinterested in the job. People aren't lying on here when they say the starting pay is low. If you're a college grad its not bad but. Something a college grad would love but I graduated 2 years ago and I was looking for something better. They also charge monthly for using their parking garage which I find ridiculous. The gas I would spend commuting plus the parking fee....I would have made less money.

    Overall it seemed like a very boring place to work. My co-worker knows someone who works there and since they do funds for countries like Germany and others in Europe they need to stay til 7 or 8 pm to do the work. So the hours suck. If you have another job offer I suggest taking it. If you're a college grad and want some experience with a mutual fund and something for the resume this might be a good place to start since its a respected company but I hear that you can only get so far on the promotion ladder until you hit a dead end and cant get any higher. Not a place for a career

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you worked with a team were everyone had a different agenda?......wut?
      All sorts of behavioral questions. I saw another post that mentioned how they ask you questions and theres a lot of downtime in between questions. Thats true. They would ask me a question then spend a minute or two just writing while I waited. I hated it. Also I read on here that I would be asked technical questions such as what if the difference between a stock and a bond and what is a mutual fund. I was not asked those questions in my particular interview.
       
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Accounting/Price Specialist, 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 3 weeksinterviewed at State Street in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process for me was extremely smooth. I had a slight advantage because I had a personal reference which they highly value. The first step was submitting my résumé and application. A few days later I obtained an email for one of the talent acquisition agents and sent a follow up. Immediately after sending the email, I received a response to set up a phone interview. After another follow up email following the interview, there was an on site interview (right after a snow storm and they allowed everyone to wear jeans - cool!). I sent some thank you emails to the officer and manager who interviewed me, and then about two days later I was offered the job.

    Interview Questions
    • "Can you think of a time you had to meet deadlines?" Or "How did you react when you had to work with a difficult coworker?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, but I was making considerably less at the time and did not have a degree so the salary was not low for my expectations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    Applied online on their website. Had one 30 minute interview with HR. At the end of the phone interview was asked immediately if I wanted to go to an open house they were having. The open house consisted of a 30 minute brief overview of the company, then two 2 on 1 interviews (2 hiring managers and me). Technical questions they asked were given beforehand in email to study (What is mutual fund, NAV, difference between stock and bond). Mainly behavioral questions, focus on studying these, if you look through the other reviews, most of the questions are on glassdoor. In the end was asked to rate myself 1 to 5 on leadership, excel, and other things.

    Interview Questions
    • Give us an example of a time you had to think outside the box to solve a problem?
      Name a situation where you failed.
      Tell me a time you had to present data that people relied on?
      Tell me about a time you disagreed with a coworker. What did you disagree about and how did you resolve it?
      Describe a time when you had to work with someone who created an uncomfortable work environment?
       
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    Reasons for Declining

    Low pay, no negotiation.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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