Northern Trust

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Northern Trust Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
511 Reviews
3.3
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Northern Trust President, CEO, and Director, Northern Trust Corporation and Northern Trust Company Rick Waddell
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Culture that built a great reputation serving clients well and supports work/life balance (in 115 reviews)

  • The work environment Is very light, despite demanding clients (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of effective work-life balance despite the fact that Northern says they promote the issue (in 10 reviews)

  • management in some divisions punishes employees for voicing concerns to senior management (in 18 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    Exchange Traded Funds Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Trust part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, great atmosphere, great teamwork, mutual feedback

    Cons

    Sticklers on time, strict dress code

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Performance gets rewarded

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    work culture, work-life balance, learning

    Cons

    for me all good till date

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great organization

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Northern Trust as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance,Great people,pension

    Cons

    Not the best salary,slow decision making

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northern Trust

    Pros

    Great people
    Great Pay
    Great City
    Lots of opportunity
    Great fun

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.

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    Good experience. The atmosphere has bee the best sice I started my career.

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    Former Employee - Client Reporting Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Client Reporting Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Northern Trust part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Workinf hours 9-5, so good work life balance. The atmosphere there is great. No micromanagement at all. You feel good there after working in super big corporations

    Cons

    Northern trust didnt cut work force when the crisis hit so they are doing that now. Lots of work is transferred to India of Ireland so there was no work for me any more, I totally understand their decision to do this. its so much cheaper to hire people in India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont transfer all the position to Ireland and India.. Leave something here to London also.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very fast paced environment. Lots of work

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northern Trust full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management is open to training.

    Cons

    Senior Management - friendly, easy to get along with. Salary as an employee is too low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase employee pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Team Leader

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Northern Trust full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work culture, strong reputation, good management

    Cons

    Tough pay masters, bad bonus payments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for talent within before exploring talent outside

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    very satisfied with the company's culture a good company to be associated with.

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Northern Trust full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    very comfortable environment to work with as they follow a open door policy. A great opportunity for starters and the pay is above market average.

    Cons

    hard to mention any out of my experience

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Senior Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Trust full-time

    Pros

    the work culture in Northern is very good

    Cons

    As usual internal politics in some teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing really great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sr. Software consultant in IT

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great company in Chicago for IT department. Employees are very happy with work and life balance. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Some technologies are not properly utilized. But we see changes now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some IT areas are very critical. Please make sure we have enough staff(Full time) before the key resource/s move out of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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