Northern Trust
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Northern Trust Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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Investment Performance Analyst Interview

Investment Performance Analyst

Interviewed at Northern Trust

Interview Details – Completed all the rounds in a day, and was given offer letter in two days.

Interview Question – Explaining about your past experience   Answer Question

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Senior Analyst Interview

Senior Analyst

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

Interview Details – Short phone interview followed by an onsite interview that lasted for a little more than an hour. The questions were all very basic. I feel like I didn't have to try at all. The first interview was with the recruiter and the second two were with two VPs. The position was not described very well to me at all. It was a new team so I felt that no one really knew what was going on at the time but they were very nice about it.

Interview Question – The questions were extremely basic. They just wanted to gain a very in-depth understanding of my prior experience and what I am capable of.   Answer Question

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Portfolio Accounting Analyst Interview

Portfolio Accounting Analyst

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

Interview Details – 2 rounds, HR and department managers. General questions asked about past experience and motivation to join the organisation.

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HFS Interview

HFS

Interviewed at Northern Trust

Interview Details – three one on one interviews

Interview Question – Mostly behavioral   Answer Question

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Associate Fund Accountant Interview

Associate Fund Accountant

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Northern Trust.

Interview Details – had one interview that lasted an HR and Half, HR is really slow at letting you know if you got the job

Interview Question – Didn't have one   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – wasn't one

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Analyst Interview

Analyst

I applied through other source and interviewed at Northern Trust.

Interview Details – fisrt there was a test which consist of basic maths etc
then there was a hr round then technical round

Interview Question – what is pivot table in excell   Answer Question

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GOLD Program Interview

GOLD Program

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

Interview Details – Initial screen: In-person interview on campus; Final screen: on-site interview with four managers

Interview Question – All standard why ___ + behavioral questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non-negotiable

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Analyst Interview

Analyst

Interviewed at Northern Trust

Interview Details – 4 rounds

Interview Question – GD will be bit tricky. Have to be careful in HR round.   Answer Question

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No Offer

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Operations Analyst (IOO) Interview

Operations Analyst (IOO)

Interviewed at Northern Trust

Interview Details – Got a phone call to come in for an interview. Was supposed to be a 2 part interview but the HR lady wasn't in the office, so I went directly to the 3 panel interview with the VP of the IOO department and two team leads. They pretty much started bombarding me with questions and didn't do a good job explaining the role... And believe me I researched as much as I could, I'm sure you guys have realized how vague NT's job postings are if you are reading this. Most of the questions were pretty standard though. Be ready to defend your resume.

Interview Question – How long does it take for you to get money after you sell a stock?   Answer Question

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Analyst, Alternative Investments Interview

Analyst, Alternative Investments

Interviewed at Northern Trust

Interview Details – I met with two team leaders and two hiring managers respectively, they have two openings at that time under alternative investments division but different groups. It was straight two hours interview and interviewers are very nice. Basically team leaders introduced the details of job responsibilities and hiring managers are the ones did the very formal interview. They are interested in knowing very perspective of a interviewee, not just school stuff. They want to know that you are willing to be on the top of everything and plan before hand.

Interview Question – I felt like probably I gave one of the hiring managers the impression of being very aggressive, when I said I was volunteering in helping kids with their science projects, he asked in what kind of way I was working with the kids. He probably thought I would put my thoughts on the kids instead of using their own ideas I guess. I was a little bit worried.   Answer Question

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