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Northern Trust Interview Questions

Updated Nov 15, 2018
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  1. Helpful (6)  

    Pension Fund Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Northern Trust (Chicago, IL) in November 2012.

    Interview

    I applied via the campus recruiting website and received an email to set up a phone interview about a week or two later. The phone interview was with an HR rep and lasted approximately 30 minutes long. They asked me background questions about my resume and then several behavioral questions. I was contacted to attend the superday in the Chicago office the next day, which consisted of four 30 minute interviews with several members of the Pension Fund Accounting team. Everyone was relatively friendly and the questions were all fit and behavioral, absolutely no technical. However, my friend who interviewed for the AIA team was asked a few technical questions. They contacted me roughly two weeks later with an offer. Overall positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time where you had to display creativity to solve a problem?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I received a competing offer which trumped this offer.


  2.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Westwood, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Northern Trust (Westwood, CA).

    Interview

    It was a long time ago. I responded to an add in the paper and called for a interview. I had 5 interview before I was hired. Northern Trust only hires the best.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate at that time. The salary was much higher that I was receiving from the credit union.

  3. Helpful (4)  

    Associate Portfolio Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Northern Trust (Phoenix, AZ) in May 2012.

    Interview

    I had a very unlikely experience -- submitted application, got a call from HR 3 weeks later. HR phone call was not a formal interview, she asked me what I knew of the company and then scheduled actual interview. In person interview with manager and portfolio manager I was supporting for a couple of hours. Basic questions, went through resume and why I would be a good fit. Interviewed with department head next day via phone and was offered the position a few hours later.

    Interview Questions

    • No Difficult questions, all behavioral and was asked to go through resume. "Why Northern?"   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They gave me the salary at the phone interview stage, once I was offered I negotiated a couple $K higher and they accepted.


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    Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Northern Trust (Chicago, IL) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Very long, sat through three different interviewers. Interviewers didn't even know which auditing department I was applying for. Wanted me to interview them it seemed more than they were interviewing me. Northern Trust was a great experience overall

    Interview Questions


  5. Helpful (5)  

    Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Northern Trust (Chicago, IL) in September 2012.

    Interview

    easy interview, I did 3 rounds. I wish I would have asked more questions because I may have chosen to go in another direction or tried to move around in the company sooner


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    Client Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Northern Trust (Chicago, IL) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Most likely you would be contacted by an HR representative setting up an in person interview with the hiring managers and support managers on that specific team. I would expect about 20-30 minutes per interviewer and having two to three separate interviewers. I would also not expect any further interviews after the initial in person.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about Northern?   1 Answer

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    Client Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Northern Trust (Chicago, IL) in June 2009.

    Interview

    Interview process was pretty straightforward. Spoke first to a HR rep and then immediately with my future office managers. Spoke to the Dept Manager via phone interview within a week.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    First job out of college. Didn't muster the courage to negotiate.

  8. Helpful (9)  

    Client Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Northern Trust (Chicago, IL) in January 2016.

    Interview

    I thought the staff did a wonderful job explaining what to expect of my new role. I would simply say to all applying; prepare as much as possible. Individuals should read up on the company. If you are in finance, take a look at the 10k report and any additional reports, conference calls available. In this way you show a genuine interest and commitment to your role with the company. Research the salary of what ever role you are applying to accurately understand the range. There are several interviews the take place between you, the recruiting, team lead, and manager.

    Interview Questions

    • One interview question was: describe a challenging situation and you did to resolve it. What was the outcome?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I thought the staff did a wonderful job explaining what to expect of my new role. I would simply say to all applying; prepare as much as possible. Individuals should read up on the company. If you are in finance, take a look at the 10k report and any additional reports, conference calls available. In this way you show a genuine interest and commitment to your role with the company. Research the salary of what ever role you are applying to accurately understand the range.


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    Client Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Northern Trust (Chicago, IL) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Three 30 min interviews. Not too formal. Basic interview questions. Dressed well. Had copies of resume. Tried to keep the conversation flowing. Best yourself. Asked for next steps in the process. Follow up with HR after interviews.

    Interview Questions


  10. Helpful (6)  

    Client Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Northern Trust.

    Interview

    Phone Screen 2 weeks after online application, 1 on 1 with Manager of Client Support Services one week later, then with 3-person panel of partners 2 weeks after that.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Northern Trust   1 Answer

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