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

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Great but conservative slow paced work environment

Associate Fund Accountant (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementWhile 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ground Hog Day

    Family Business Division (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northern Trust


    Pros: -Low expectations set by management -Low risk of job loss (The turnover in the group was… 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… Advice to Senior Management: 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… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Senior management prides themselves with candor and leadership but middle management is insecure and silo'ed.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Northern Trust


    Pros: Great place for work-life balance seekers where mediocrity is valued. Senior management is full of leaders. If you care about ethics and integrity… Cons: Mediocrity is valued and over achievers are viewed negatively especially viewed as a threat by senior employees. Senior managers try hard to break the silos… Advice to Senior Management: The real problem lies in trying to educate middle managers to break the silos, look beyond politics, reward junior (young) people, demand managers to develop… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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