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Northern Trust Interview Questions & Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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Fund Analyst Interview

Fund Analyst
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Northern Trust in March 2013.

Interview Details – This was an off-cycle hiring, they started a new team and needed somebody on board immediately. First phone interview involved standard questions: Salary expectations and work type expectations. Second interview involved speaking with two senior members of the team. Very behavioral-based. The company is very courteous and fit-oriented.

Interview Question – Nothing technical, mostly behavioral and very standard.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Teller Interview

Senior Teller
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Northern Trust in December 2013.

Interview Details – Lenghtly hiring process. Hard company to get into. Did not apply they pulled my resume from a online source. Took three weeks just for the call offer. Highly client oriented interview. Not much else from what I recall.

Negotiation Details – NO ROOM FOR NEGOTIATION

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Alternative Investment Analyst Interview

Alternative Investment Analyst
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Northern Trust in December 2013.

Interview Details – Was contacted by phone to set up an interview. The process was very easy, a 30 min sit down with a HR manager, and then about 45 min with managers of the team I was interviewing with. The interview with my team was laid back, they explained about the job and asked some basic questions. Nothing harder than "Explain a time when you?". Got feed back within a week and was hired. After the background check I started right away.

Interview Question – Nothing really, just be prepared as usual to sell yourself and they had a few behavioral questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not sure if they negotiate, I got an entry level position which doesn't leave you much room.

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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

GOLD Program Interview

GOLD Program
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Northern Trust.

Interview Details – Mostly behavioral questions about past experiences.

Interview Question – Will ask about the different financial records such as balance sheet etc. Will ask for you to break down each.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Started looking to move out of state.

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Accepted Offer

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Average Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Northern Trust.

Interview Details – It was over 7 years ago, so don't remember much

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Second Vice President Interview

Second Vice President
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Northern Trust.

Interview Details – Interview was easy right out of college. They were looking for naive pickings

Interview Question – Why NTRS   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Back in 2007, 40K was the standard right out of school with a BS.

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Northern Trust in February 2014.

Interview Details – Very relaxed phone interview. Questions very basic. How did you help a past client. How long was the engagement. No technical questions. The interview was several weeks after submitting the application and so it took me a minute to remember the job description I was interviewing for.

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself   Answer Question

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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Northern Trust in May 2011.

Interview Details – Applied via recruiting platform, got a call quickly. One interview, mostly basic questions. Mostly focussed on personal fit, so i met with the two people i would be working with all the time. Some questions regarding it and programming experiences, skills, and willingness to learn a new technology stack. Personally i found the atmosphere very nice and collegial and the only reason to decline the position i was offered was a meager wage, were i could get more at other companies in very similar positions, and also collect more experience abroad.

Interview Question – Explain RND and connection to BS.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – better offers

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Fund Accounting Analyst Interview

Fund Accounting Analyst
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Northern Trust in August 2010.

Interview Details – phone screening, 2 people in HR, then 2 managers in a unit, then called back for round three to meet with hiring manager and direct supervisor. ( a lot for an entry level position)

Interview Question – Tell me about a difficult situation and how you handled it, why do you want to work here, etc   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – asked for 5k more, they came back with 2K more.

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Accepted Offer

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Average Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Northern Trust in December 2012.

Interview Details – Technical interview - 1 hour. Covers C#, WPF questions. Trivia and problem solving questions.

Soft skills interview - 1 hour. No technical questions. Mostly what if scenarios and experience and hypothetical questions.

Interview Question – How to clean all windows.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Through third party. It was straight forward and easy.

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