Bessemer Trust Company

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    Good Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Bessemer Trust Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Profit Sharing, Bonus, Medical...lots of perks

    Cons

    Lots of back-stabbing people, gossip

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    Nothing

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    Positive Outlook
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Bessemer Trust Company Interviews

Updated Dec 5, 2014
Updated Dec 5, 2014

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    Tax Ops Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Bessemer Trust Company.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed for their Tax Ops role. There were two interviewers remotely different in personality type, however I still thought they were congenial. I didn't detect any bad energy or indifference for the most part. The process took about 30 minutes in which I was asked the standard interview questions that every employer utilize. Some of the questions were held in its Behavioral format and others were queries concerning my background. I assumed the interview went well based on my knowledge of the position as the position mirrors my background. But I guess not. I got the impression that they were looking for someone who looks like them and who also will want to spend their entire being with "them". Simply, they're seeking someone that prefers to retire there. So, when I was asked the repetitive interview question of, "where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?" my response didn't correlate with their vision. At the close of the interview, I was told by one of the interviewers that since Bessemer has a notorious HR process, I should expect feedback within a couple of weeks, and get this as one of the interviewers "quoted" so that I won't be waiting for long. I left optimistic hoping well maybe I will get this position since I know the work backwards, as I am currently performing the duties now with my current employer.

    The next day, the HR Dept emailed me an automated message indicating that since there were other candidates that applied for the role, they will be pursuing those that they feel are a fit in other words. That is why it is best to not ever assume you have the position even though you think it went well. Sometimes, a person do, then there are other times when they don't. I assumed my background and how I articulated my background was a mere fit, but they didn't think so. In other words, there feedback was different from my own.

    Reverting back to the HR automated "we don't want you" letter, it stated how they think other candidates are a better fit. Yeah right, there were no other candidates because the position went live again, yesterday.

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Website www.bessemertrust.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Bessemer Trust is a privately-owned, global wealth management and investment advisory firm that focuses exclusively on high-net-worth families and their foundations and endowments. The Firm oversees more than $78 billion in assets for over 2,100 relationships and provides an integrated approach to the various investment, tax, legacy-planning and philanthropic needs of its... More

Mission: The Vision. In 1911, Mr. Phipps wrote a letter to each of his five children expressing his wish to pass the family business on to them. In it, he gave specific direction... More

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