State Street Interview Questions

Updated Sep 9, 2014
Updated Sep 9, 2014
401 Interview Reviews

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    Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    2 Interviews. Met with employees. Took a quiz. Was interesting. Met with recruiter. Advised that I go in. Office space could be better.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Mutual Fund Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days - interviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    Entry level positions are usually one interview with a couple people. Promotions are mostly within and with one or more managers. Interview questions are mostly standard for entry levels and varies for more senior positions.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical questions and people skill questions are most difficult   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Client Services Fund Accountant Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at State Street in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I only went on one interview that was set up by my recruiter. It was a fairly simple process. I got a slight tour of the building at first and then we sat in the conference room on the floor that the hiring manager worked on. We had a little small talk and then went over my resume and what the job I was applying for entailed.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a project you worked on.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Fund Administrator - Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at State Street in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Went for one interview with two interviewers, behavior questions based, got a call back several weeks later and got hired. There was not much room for negotiation in terms of salary but I did get more sign on bonus in the end.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was not much room to negotiate. I did get more sign on bonus but was not able to increase the salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 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 weeks - interviewed 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
  7.  

    Account/Pricing Specialist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    Very friendly. HR communicated with me every step of the way. Hiring managers made me feel very comfortable. They asked a lot of behavioral questions, as well as a few technical questions. They were really basic though. They asked about mutual funds, stock splits, dividends and such. Anyone who took finance courses will know the answers to these.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    Questions were related to core Java, servlets and java script. Also questions on database including sqls. Not too hard, but definitely probing. There were three people on the panel if I remember correctly. they were nice and friendly. did not try to rush me or anything. Did not feel intimidated.

    Interview Questions
    • asked about sql fundamentals; use of rollback segments etc   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview followed by a in person interview at their offices. At the offices, the interview was 1 on 1, but with multiple people. In general everyone has a positive attitude. They ask questions, both technical and about your background. They all seem like they are highly intelligent people.

    Interview Questions
    • On a linear regression, if one new variable is added, and that variable is highly correlated to another, will the t-test statistic will go up or down?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fund Accountant Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at State Street in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview consisted of about 8 people. They began interviewing me for one position, then thought I would be a good fit for another position, and proceeded to interview me for that as well. The way they were able to give me the best fit opportunity really made me feel like they valued me as more of a person, than a position to fill. The interview was very personable, and they educated me on the different types of funds and services that the company offered.

    Overall the interview had mostly background information, less of the technical. They care about you as a person.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Performance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Was contacted a week later, went through a long 2 hour interview. Met with 4 people. Intense interview process, many questions about past experience. A little bit intimidating. Got an offer few days after the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you do to better yourself. Where do you see yourself in 5 years   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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