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IT is on the verge of being hated among the bank due to outscoring and finger pointing....

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Current Employee - IT Analyst in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - IT Analyst in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Northern Trust full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Diversity, many great programs for professionals who are like minded. Yearly trainings in other subject matters. In the heart of downtown.

Cons

Extremely high in corporate politics, very resistant to change when new ideas are brought to the table. Must follow chain of command when you question anything. Pay and bonus are average or below market. A lot of "Damned if you do, and your damned if you don't" moments.

Advice to Management

Allow the youth within company to grow and leverage processes for better efficiency. C level executives say one thing but middle management will not allow subordinates to challenge current processes or incorporate new ideas to drive performance.

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  1. If you are considering a contract position, please be advised.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Trust

    Pros

    Many of the team with whom you work are very competent and enthusiastic about the work which they do.

    Cons

    Contractors are considered mere commodities. While all potential Contractors know that the reason they are hired is to fulfill an immediate need, there is a difference between coming into a busy department, and coming into a department where the work has been back-logged over several months. In addition to that backlog, add the assignments for which you were originally hired. Some (not all) management can sometimes be verbally abusive because you are, again, a mere commodity. You are put in a position, by that verbal abuse, as well as your own professional awareness and eagerness to do a good job, that you must put in unpaid time in order to get the job done. Overtime is rarely available, yet you feel obligated to stay beyond your scheduled shift, and are pressured to stay, by that abusive behavior, and the overwhelming amount of work which needs to be done.

  2. Experiences while working at TNT and what I observed

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northern Trust

    Pros

    TNT has a great reputation; international company, wide variety of different positions that one can apply to or transfer to, stable and conservative company

    Cons

    very very very very conservative, lack innovation with technology, not as diverse as presented, typical corporate politics occur on a consistent basis

    Advice to Management

    reward hard working and dependable employees more consistently

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