State Street Fund Accounting Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2014
Updated Jun 10, 2014
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Fund Accountant Interview

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

I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at State Street in December 2007.

Interview Details

First contacted on the phone and scheduled a visit to the office. Met with two senior managers and discussed why I wanted the job and what I wanted to do with life and such. No questions on skills or personalities really. The interview process is extremely easy since the position really requires no particular skills and is easily replaceable. Just relax and be yourself and you should have no problem getting the position.

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at State Street in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Fine

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you made a business decision that went against your manager   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at State Street in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    After applying for the job through State Street's employee referal program I received a phone interview within about a week. A couple weeks later I set up another interview. There were two account managers conducting the interview asking general behavior questions. A couple days later I was offered the position contingent on a successful background check.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you made a business decision that went against your manager   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did not attempt to negotiate a higher salary given the tough economic situation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at State Street in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    Initially there was a presentation given at our university by an HR person who individually interviewed the canddiates one on one to determine fit with the company. Second round interviews were more detailed but the questions were primarily behavioral. The Boston office was very clean even though the interviews rooms seemed a bit cramped and the people interviewing were very nice and supportive.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at State Street in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    first interview was at school's career center, it was a 1 on 1. Got asked some questions about my past experience.
    second interview was at Statestreet office, it was 2x 1 on 1. Got asked a bit experience questions and technical questions on accounting.
    overall the experience was very pleasant. just make sure you have a positive attitude and talk like a normal professional person.

    Interview Questions
    • What's the difference between Stocks and Mutual Funds.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at State Street in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    very easy going. just like a chat. asked for knowledge on state street. and some easy competenciy questions .

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    2 step hiring process with hr and management overall takes 2 weeks and a possible exam

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at State Street in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    There were three stage of interviewing process. State Street will call you for a interview. First you needed to take a test related to fund accounting. Second, you will be interviewing with HR and manager.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you deal with chaotic situation in the workplace?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Kraków (Poland)
    Anonymous Employee in Kraków (Poland)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    Phone call form Talent Aquisition 4 months after online application. Next day is an easy math/English test. Third day you have results and invitation to an interview with managers and TA. Standard HR questions (what's your biggest achievement etc.) and some financial knowledge questions.
    Everything seemed to be a bit chaotic.
    Recruiters behaved proffesional.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at State Street in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    They gave me an Iq test before I got the interview. The interview was easy, they just wanted to see if I had the math and English skills needed. They person interviewing me was not my manager, but an HR rep. At the time (2006) there was a need for employees. Not the case anymore.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview kept asking me to describe my high school math classes despite the fact I told him I passed college level calculus. I think he wanted to see if I could handle someone being intentionally difficult.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Take it or leave It.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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