Northern Trust

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Northern Trust Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
513 Reviews
3.3
513 Reviews
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Northern Trust President, CEO, and Director, Northern Trust Corporation and Northern Trust Company Rick Waddell
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294 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Culture that built a great reputation serving clients well and supports work/life balance (in 115 reviews)

  • The work environment Is very light, despite demanding clients (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of effective work-life balance despite the fact that Northern says they promote the issue (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Exchange Traded Funds Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Trust part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, great atmosphere, great teamwork, mutual feedback

    Cons

    Sticklers on time, strict dress code

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great organization

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

    I have been working at Northern Trust as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance,Great people,pension

    Cons

    Not the best salary,slow decision making

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northern Trust

    Pros

    Great people
    Great Pay
    Great City
    Lots of opportunity
    Great fun

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very fast paced environment. Lots of work

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

    I worked at Northern Trust full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management is open to training.

    Cons

    Senior Management - friendly, easy to get along with. Salary as an employee is too low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase employee pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Sr. Software consultant in IT

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company in Chicago for IT department. Employees are very happy with work and life balance. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Some technologies are not properly utilized. But we see changes now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some IT areas are very critical. Please make sure we have enough staff(Full time) before the key resource/s move out of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Very Rewarding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Career Opportunities
    Supportive Management
    Company Reputation
    Work-life Balance

    Cons

    Too many stakeholders
    Dated technology
    Wrong people in managemenr

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A excellent financial institute to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Document Loan Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Document Loan Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northern Trust as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    There is lot's of room for advancement,everyone is a team players, plenty of training to get you going to get the job done in a timely sufficient matter that is beneficiary to the company.

    Cons

    You get the experience you need, to advance to a higher level, nice compensation,plenty of overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When a new employee comes in for contract position another contracted person shouldn't be the one to train them, and they should give them a chance, at least the minimum of 30 days

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    My co-workers at Northern were great, everyone was very friendly and willing to help. I use the skills that I got from Northern in my current internship consistently. I would like to be involved in strategy development in the near future and because of this, my supervisors included me in many strategic meetings.

    Cons

    I did not have any problems while working at Northern, I do not have a bad thing to say about it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work, but depends on function

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, work-life balance, and sometimes, compensation, depending upon what you are doing.
    Firm likes to attract and retain good talent in certain areas by making a real effort.

    Cons

    Perhaps too risk-averse, can be more innovative.
    Also need to focus more on growing revenues and less on reducing expenses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    AWESOME

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northern Trust full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Northern Trust was a very diverse company.

    Cons

    Outsourcing of employees and having to leave

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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