Northern Trust Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Northern Trust President, CEO, and Director, Northern Trust Corporation and Northern Trust Company Rick Waddell
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63 Ratings

Pros
  • Many roles offer great work life balance (in 120 reviews)

  • The work environment Is very light, despite demanding clients (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Management does not care about your home work life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • management in some divisions punishes employees for voicing concerns to senior management (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Chicago Foreign Exchange Accounting Operations - Summer in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Chicago Foreign Exchange Accounting Operations - Summer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northern Trust as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved working here...Learned alot...Good staff...Great training and orientation for interns...This was the best work experience ever...

    Cons

    Fast paced environment, not for lazy people, you should be a quick learner. Alot of ivy league people u might feel out of place but it will actually benefit u in the longrun

    Advice to Management

    None...it was fine with me...


  2. Best place to work at!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northern Trust

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great career development for all employees that want to progress

    Cons

    None at this time, company is great!

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward, maybe at a faster pace.


  3. Consultant - Risk Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northern Trust (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Organization to work for - Caring and Employee Friendly

    Cons

    Non - Great organization to work for


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  5. Good outlook

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Growing HFS business provides a secure future

    Cons

    To meet the demands of newly acquired clients, hours can be difficult


  6. File Clerk

    Former Employee - File/Records Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - File/Records Clerk in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northern Trust (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    enjoyed the people, the facilities and my Supervisor was great to work with.

    Cons

    I don't work there anymore


  7. Very good benefit and pension

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Arizona in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Arizona in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Northern Trust

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good vacation & insurance benefit and also pension. Relax but competitive work environment, Nice colleagues.

    Cons

    No stock and salary is not as good as investment bank (of course!)


  8. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Institutional Fund Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Institutional Fund Accountant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company - really enjoy working here. DV has tough hours on it.

    Cons

    There are few cons to the company on a whole. I have enjoyed my time here thoroughly.


  9. Northern Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northern Trust

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits and opportunities to advance within the company. C-level executives started from the bottom of the company.

    Cons

    Starting salary is not competitive. Growing company which could be a negative in the long run.


  10. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Northern Trust

    Pros

    Great people, flexible work-from-home options, interesting work, exposure to several varying departments of the business

    Cons

    Outsourcing, Limited resources, & outdated technology


  11. good place to work

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Northern Trust as a contractor

    Pros

    good management, good work culture

    Cons

    there are no cons in this company



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