Northern Trust
3.2 of 5 450 reviews
www.northerntrust.com Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

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Still retrenching

Vice President (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

ProsWork life balance
Good place for semi-retirement if that's what you want
Good place if you are willing to leverage your connections to big money
Its conservativeness will keep it out of big trouble but also miss big opportunities

ConsHighly political
Must be a networking cheerleader to succeed
Very PC
Consensus style drives very slow decision making
Challenging established thinking is punished
Management is out of touch with the market and the workers
Pay is low relative to the market but they don't ask for much either
Mediocrity is abundant -no surprise given the rest
Avoid if you are ambitious or action-oriented

Advice to Senior ManagementLead by example -take your cuts first

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Co-workers friendly, interactions with clients, physical work environment was nice. Cons: Lack of internal career growth, was a great employee yet… Advice to Senior Management: Too many layers of management. Seems every one is a "Vice President" of something. Look at… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Generally a pretty good place to work especially for work/life balance.

    Senior Vice President (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: For the most part it is a high integrity organization. I have never been asked to compromise my values. A good place for work/life… Cons: Too many layers of management and management that tends to take care of… Advice to Senior Management: If you are asking others to take cuts in pay… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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