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State Street Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I

I applied online and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at State Street.

Interview Details – Took about a month to finally set up an interview, had to interview with 3 individuals. First person I was suppose to meet with had something else to do so I met with the second interviewer first. Took 1 hour to basically waste time until the person that was suppose to interview me third showed up. It was all a little disorganized, and stressed me out a little bit.

Interview Question – You don't have any good qualifications like many other applicants I've had so why are you here?   View Answer


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Bank Loan Specialist Interview

Bank Loan Specialist

Interviewed at State Street

Interview Details – Phone Interview with HR, Face to Face interview with managers

Interview Question – General interview questions   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – low salary offer


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I
Kansas City, MO

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at State Street in September 2011.

Interview Details – The interview was pretty standard. I was asked all the cliche' interview questions that some redundant middle management goon reads off a sheet. The had 15% turnover yearly when I was there so they basically have a revolving door for employees. Very easy to get a job there especially if you know a current employee. They actually have to give bonuses to employees to get them to refer friends.

Interview Question – Just google pointless interview questions and you will have a list of everything they ask.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was none, employees are like livestock to this company.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I
Sacramento, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at State Street in December 2013.

Interview Details – First interview is over the phone with human resources. The first interview last about 30 minutes and consisted mostly of behavioral questions. Most of the questions were stated as, "can you think of a time when..." The human resources interviewer was very nice and professional. If this interview goes well, candidates are invited on site for a second interview with two officers. The second interview consisted of more behavioral questions with the addition of questions about State Street Corp.

Interview Question – Can you think of a time when a breakdown in communication caused a problem? What was the error and how did you resolve this problem?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Portfolio Administrator Interview

Portfolio Administrator
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at State Street in September 2010.

Interview Details – I wanted to share the story about the offer I got from State Street Corp when I was first hired in 2007. The offer was given over the phone, and the annual salary was disclosed. I then went into an HR office to sign the offer letter, but found that the annual salary listed on the letter was lower by 6.25%. I brought to the attention of the HR rep and she then brought in the lady who called me. She said she was sorry I "misheard" her, but what was in front of me was the offer. From the start, I knew this company was going to treat me like garbage, but I needed a job.

Interview Question – Offer figure bait and switch   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Associate I Interview

Associate I

I applied through college or university and interviewed at State Street.

Interview Details – Very simple just smile and get them to like you they hire any and everyone

Interview Question – easy questions, do you know what a mutual fund is   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation set salary for everyone I think everyone starts at $32,000


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Associate I Interview

Associate I

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at State Street.

Interview Details – Applied online, phone interview to help screen candidates, was invited for a 2 on 1 interview at State Street, all behavioral questions no technical questions, interview lasted for about an hour, heard back 3 weeks before with the offer and had only a day and a half to decide

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Account Manager Interview

Account Manager

Interviewed at State Street

Interview Details – The interview consists of questions regarding past experience and many behavioral questions. The whole process from beginning to end took less than a week. I was hired the very same day. The tour of the building is nice especially seeing the office floor which gives you a quick and dirty insight on how the atmosphere of the company.

Interview Question – What situation have you encountered that required using a different approach to solving problem than the approaches previously used?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Derivatives Ops Specialist Interview

Derivatives Ops Specialist
Kansas City, MO

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 months - interviewed at State Street in February 2011.

Interview Details – I came on through a temp service

Negotiation Details – no negotiation


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Fund Administrator, Associate I Interview

Fund Administrator, Associate I

Interviewed at State Street

Interview Details – Easy interview, interviewed for about 30 minutes with two employees.

Interview Question – What is your biggest strength?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I didnt negotiate

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