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Northern Trust Reviews

496 Reviews
496 Reviews
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Northern Trust President, CEO, and Director, Northern Trust Corporation and Northern Trust Company Rick Waddell
Rick Waddell
286 Ratings

    Employee friendly....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northern Trust full-time for more than 10 years


    Work life balance, decent salary for expectations.


    CEO needs to be more strategic and seems to be playing catch up with the realities of the economy and industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stability is great, but people need to feel more empowered.

    Neutral Outlook
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Northern Trust Interviews

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    IT Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Northern Trust.

    Interview Details

    Northern is 40-70% contractors for IT, depending on project. There was only a recruiter interview and a phone interview with the hiring manager and the tech lead. Be prepared for long lead times (like 1 month). Their process is slow so don't get discouraged if it takes a while. Generally, many business processes at NT take longer than other large companies.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions. They did not really prepare anything in advance. Their questions just focused on confirming I have the background needed for the projects.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

Northern Trust Awards & Accolades

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Best Companies for Multicultural Women, Working Mother, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
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Additional Info

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Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1889
Type Company - Public (NTRS)
Industry Finance
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Since its founding in 1889, Northern Trust Corporation has been working to keep clients' trust. Flagship subsidiary The Northern Trust Company and other units bearing the Northern Trust name provide banking and trust services to the affluent and to financial institutions and corporations from more than 90 offices in nearly 20 states and about a dozen countries. Operating in two segments, Corporate and Institutional Services and Personal Financial Services, the corporation is a leading personal trust manager in the US, in addition to specializing in master trust services... More

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