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Northern Trust Interview Questions & Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Apr 7, 2014
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Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
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

Anonymous Employee
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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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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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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

Positive Experience

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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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Consultant Interview

Consultant
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Northern Trust in May 2013.

Interview Details – Phone interview. Followed with 3 half hour interview with various hiring managers.

Interview Question – Do you want to be a manager.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Recruiter was terrible. Misleading.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Tax Technician Interview

Anonymous Employee
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Northern Trust in March 2011.

Interview Details – I interviewed with the team leader, then the VP. Interviews were formal, yet friendly and low pressure. I was asked a lot of questions about my background. After the interviews, I was contacted a few days later by an HR representative with an offer. It was less than I was looking for, so I asked more and we agreed on a figure in between.

Interview Question – The technical questions were the most difficult. Otherwise, pretty standard interview questions.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Portfolio Accounting Analyst Interview

Portfolio Accounting Analyst
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Northern Trust in May 2012.

Interview Details – Initially referred by an employee and applied on-line. HR called a few weeks later to set-up an in-person interview. Met with three hiring managers who conducted a pretty straight-forward behavioral interview. My referrer said my prospects were good but it took HR several weeks to follow-up with an offer.

Interview Question – Very basic behavioral questions, e.g. "Describe a stressful situation at work and how you handled it."   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – My referrer said my offer was at the top range for the position so I did not negotiate. In retrospect I would have asked for a bit more as I had prior professional experience.

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Northern Trust in January 2009.

Interview Details – Called in the office for first interview along with other candidates

Interview Question – Questions were ok , only the most common ones   Answer Question

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