State Street Interview Questions in Boston, MA

Updated Oct 14, 2014
Updated Oct 14, 2014
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    Fund Accounting Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at State Street in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was structured, Interviewer had prepared questions with specific scenarios based on Manager situations overseeing subordinate employees. an example question was how would you resolve a conflict with subordinates who were not getting along.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle crisis management issue related to team member that had personal issues not related to work.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I thought the process was fair, they requested compensation history which I provided. They came in at 10% above my former salary and extended an extra week of vacation and much higher bonus pool.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    SSGM Officer Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at State Street in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online was contacted two weeks later by State Street's HR department. Quick phone call, mostly informational about the position and discussion of my compensation expectations.

    Next week went into State Streets office to interview with the VP and and AVP in the group for one hour. Standard discussion of my resume and interests.

    Offer extended the next week. Came in somewhat low, they came back the next week with a higher offer but was still lower than what I was offered at another company I interviewed with during the same period.

    Interview Questions
    • Very basic questions about my experience and handling different difficult situations that can occur when managing various stakeholders on one project   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Initial offer was low, was able to negotiate for an addtional $5k but still came in under what another company offered where the work was also more interesting

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Accounting & Pricing Specialist, I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at State Street in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral and some technical questions. State street is a great place to launch your career in the industry, nothing unexpected in the interview process, mainly they want to know that you are a person that is reliable and adaptable.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Be confident.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Fund Administrator, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at State Street in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Received a phone call from a recruiter about a week later. Recruiter told me about some positions that matched the resume I applied with online. I told the recruiter I was interested in two of the positions and then recruiter sent along my resume to hiring managers. Found out a week later that for both positions, the hiring mangers did not want to interview me. Almost lost hope, but emailed recruiter again and was provided a similar position to the other two, which I told recruiter I was interested in. Recruiter sent along my resume to hiring managers and got back to me same day saying the managers wanted to interview me. A few days later I was at the interview before two hiring managers. Weren't looking for too much experience but asked questions about experience on resume that was relevant and also asked several behavioral/ situational questions. Overall, the interview experience was fair and only lasted 40 mins. Best advice: Speak clearly and confidently.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you provide a detailed example of a time when you exhibited strong time management skills to accomplish a goal or task?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    Went in and met with about four people at varying levels of seniority. Questions were easy. Progressed from interviewer to interviewer they all asked the same basic questions. I was given an offer in the interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Fund Accountant Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    15 minute Phone interview, and then two one-on-one interviews with account managers. very structured and standard interview question - - strengths, weaknesses, and experiences

    Interview Questions
    • the initial interview questions are very common interview questions   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Initial offer was very straight forward with standard starting salary with little room to negotiate. the salary was a bit lower than expected but i was reassured that there would be over-time and bonus opportunities however this did not turn out to be accurate in my group. over-time opportunities are definitely available in some groups but not all.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at State Street in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    received email from internal employee, met with him few days later, waiting to hear back.

    Interview Questions
    • if i had any experience with many derivative related applications.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Client Operations Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    Recruiting Coordinators are very friendly and prompt. Scheduled an interview within a few days of admitting my application. Interviewed with two managers, one after another. Very loose and comfortable environment, no strange or unnecessary questions.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were basic behavioral/background questions. "How are you working in groups? Strenghts? Weaknesses? Have you ever had to meet a strict deadline?" etc.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  10.  

    Recruitment Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    Fairly easy, met with Director, Recruiter, and current RC

    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    I obtained this job through a recruiter at my school. The process is brief, only including a application 1:1 interview and then a group interview. MAKE SURE YOU DO YOUR HOMEWORK on this company they ask alot of "why us" questions

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Better offer

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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