Northern Trust Interview Questions

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014
172 Interview Reviews

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    Associate Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Northern Trust in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Received a call from HR and interviewed the following week. Interview consisted of 3 1:1 interviews. It was mostly conversational with few questions. Interviewers explained the position very well and went through my resume asking questions about work experience and education. It was relatively quick a painless. No difficult questions.

    Interview Questions
    • If someone is falling behind in your group with their work what would you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very little room for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations Analyst (IOO) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    • How long does it take for you to get money after you sell a stock?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  3.  

    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 12 months - interviewed at Northern Trust.

    Interview Details

    Very tedious. It took approximately one year to get hired.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    We went back and forth two times. It worked out for me.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Northern Trust.

    Interview Details

    The interviews were pretty straight forward. I met with many "partners"(employees) during the interview process to measure my fit. There were not any questions that were unexpected.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to manage difficult personalities.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    GOLD Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Northern Trust in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Pretty casual interviews but a long day-6 in one day!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    GOLD Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Non-negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  8.  

    Investments Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Northern Trust.

    Interview Details

    got everything done in a day, and the general process was very quick and accommodating. much quicker than other financial companies i've interviewed with.

    Interview Questions
    • if im comfortable speaking to clients directly about financial vehicles and if i have experience doing so   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    didn't really have a negotiation phase but the offer was good.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst, Institutional Fund Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, face to face interview with 3 managers, offer.

    Interview Questions
    • 1) Tell me about yourself
      2) What are your strengths/weaknesses?
      3) Why should we hire you?
      4) What is a mutual fund?
      5) What is a 401k?
      6) What is a derivative (and they ask you to rank about 5 derivatives based on risk)?
      7) What is NAV?
      8) What would you do if you had to do the same thing everyday?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The offer was non-negotiable. That is exactly what HR told me.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Northern Trust in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I received a call from HR and they arranged a 30 minute telephone interview with me, consisting mainly of behavioral questions.

    Two weeks later I was told I was going to move to the second round and had an interview with three "partners" (aka employees). Each interview was thirty minutes, on site with a prospective coworker / colleague, the hiring manager and the hiring manager's manager. I was initially told that the last interview was with someone in HR, but that did not happen and instead it was with the manager's manager, which threw me a bit because I hadn't prepared for that. Thankfully, these were all pretty casual and unstructured interviews, with no artificial behavioral questions which I expected from a big corporation like this.

    About two weeks after my on-site interviews I got a call offering me the job (which was a little after when they originally told me they'd get back to me, so I was a little bit nervous).

    Interview Questions
    • I need someone who is able to do XXX, could you explain to me why you're suited to do that?   View Answer
    • What kind of work would you like be doing in five years?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiaition - they gave me a very reasonable number, and I asked whether there was any room for movement on that figure and the HR woman told me no, and kindly explained the process by which it was determined, and the approval process for the number.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    wasn't one
    Accepted Offer

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