Northern Trust

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Great but conservative slow paced work environment

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Current Employee - Associate Fund Accountant in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Associate Fund Accountant in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Northern Trust

Pros

Great respect toward work life balance, Solid people, Great Chicago institution

Cons

Slow pace, Very conservative, rarely felt challenged to do my best

Advice to ManagementAdvice

While maintaining the Northern Brand as a strong stable institution is paramount, Northern should strive to push employees to go beyond what they feel is the norm. The current environment in FA is one where a good/great job is not necessarily rewarded above a simply average job.

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    Ground Hog Day

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    Former Employee - Family Business Division in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Family Business Division in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northern Trust

    Pros

    -Low expectations set by management
    -Low risk of job loss (The turnover in the group was so high that by simple attrition, you are left with slow dinosaurs running the biz).
    -Low stress environment

    Cons

    -Low wages and horrendous benefits.
    -Very suspect management (People managing that literally have no idea what is going on within the group)
    -Cheap boss makes the group split the cost of flowers for the funeral of a colleagues family member, instead of taking that out of the group budget. Who does that?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your low cost strategy is not bad, for back-office. Its like McDonalds, if you put enough Technology in the company, anyone can perform the job with most of the technology doing the work. However, in the business of intellectual capital, it doesn't work that way. The talent always flees from your firm, and when it isn't (during recessions), it is patiently waiting for the moment to scramble. For the few months I was there, I had a chance to beef up my resume and land my consulting job. For that moment you let me catch my breath, I do thank you.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Way underpaid. They keep emphasizing they have good benefits. like what? like way over charged day care?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Northern Trust

    Pros

    You won't get fired easily

    Cons

    You would be drained and drained until Bam! you are 50 years old here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay. seriously.We all need to pay bills.

    Doesn't Recommend
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