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Northern Trust Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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Vice President Interview

Vice President
Chicago, IL

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

Interview Details – Very tedious. It took approximately one year to get hired.

Interview Question – Why should we hire you over other candidates?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – We went back and forth two times. It worked out for me.

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – Tell me about a time you had to manage difficult personalities.   Answer Question

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GOLD Program Interview

GOLD Program
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – Behavioral questions, not too difficult   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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GOLD Program Interview

GOLD Program
Chicago, IL

I applied through other source and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Northern Trust in November 2009.

Interview Details – Interviews will vary depending on the manager. More often than not, the questions will be behavioral.

Interview Question – Who is your inspiration?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate.

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Investments Interview

Investments
Chicago, IL

I applied online and 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 Question – 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.

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Analyst, Institutional Fund Accounting Interview

Analyst, Institutional Fund Accounting
Chicago, IL

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

Interview Details – Phone interview, face to face interview with 3 managers, offer.

Interview Question – 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?
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Negotiation Details – The offer was non-negotiable. That is exactly what HR told me.

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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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Associate Hedge Fund Accountant Interview

Associate Hedge Fund Accountant

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

Interview Details – 3 round of interviews 1 with HR 1 with section manager and 1 with team leaders. Mostly asked behavioral and fit questions. Not much technical questions. Basically asked about work/college history, asked what classes I took what internships I had and how that will help me with this position. Asked about familiarity with accounting and finance concepts and asked if was proficient with excel

Interview Question – What is the difference between mutual and hedge fund   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, take it as it is

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No Offer

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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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