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State Street Fund Accountant Associate II Interview Questions

Updated Oct 8, 2017
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Fund Accountant Associate II Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at State Street (Boston, MA).

Interview

Info Session and Networking event that was a waste of time honestly. Met with a few managers who you most likely would not even be working for. Overall they just wanted to make sure you were able to speak and look like a professional. Then went back for a 2v1 interview where I answered basic questions and got an offer a week later

Interview Questions

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Low Salary

Other Interview Reviews for State Street

  1. Helpful (2)  

    Fund Accountant Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at State Street in May 2014.

    Interview

    Interview consisted of about 8 people. They began interviewing me for one position, then thought I would be a good fit for another position, and proceeded to interview me for that as well. The way they were able to give me the best fit opportunity really made me feel like they valued me as more of a person, than a position to fill. The interview was very personable, and they educated me on the different types of funds and services that the company offered.

    Overall the interview had mostly background information, less of the technical. They care about you as a person.


  2.  

    Fund Accountant Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at State Street (Kansas City, MO) in July 2013.

    Interview

    I applied for this position randomly and used my previous experience for behavioral questions. Overall I only had one interview and had an offer within a couple of hours.

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    Fund Accountant Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at State Street.

    Interview

    It was 1 hour long and mostly genetic interview questions.

    Interview Questions


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    Fund Accountant Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at State Street.

    Interview

    I applied for an internal transfer to the Sacramento position. If you stay on top of the recruiters about making an email introduction to their counterparts in another city, I find that this is a very effective way of getting your foot in the door for an interview. I performed a fifteen-minute phone screening with the recruiter, and then a one-hour phone interview with two manager-level employees. I received my offer within 2 days.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me a specific example of a time when you had to conform to a policy with which you did not agree.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    My attempt to negotiate was rebutted by the fact that it was an employee-initiated relocation.


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    Fund Accountant Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at State Street (Kansas City, MO) in January 2013.

    Interview

    People are nice, always 2 people conduct the interview. First you get a phone screen and basically they want to know about your education and or work experience. I suppose they make sure you are "friendly" on the phone. The person to person interview is entirely behavioral questions. Tell me a time and specifically describe when........and how did you deal with it.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time where you were expected to complete a task and there was not enough time to finish, and how did you handle it. ?   Answer Question

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    Fund Accountant, Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at State Street (Sacramento, CA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    I was an internal applicant looking to transfer to a new position in a different location. I contacted the local HR to request an introduction to the HR team in the new location. It took a few follow-ups but I was finally able to get the introduction. I secured a phone interview with two members of the new team and received an offer within one week of the phone interview.

    Interview Questions


  7. Helpful (1)  

    Fund Accountant Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at State Street (Kansas City, MO) in April 2009.

    Interview

    It was an internal application process, as I was an Associate I applying for an Associate II position. I applied through the company intranet for the position. I was contacted the next day by HR who said they received my application and would let me know about an interview. I was interviewed in person by two managers on the relationship a few day later, and then offered the position the next day. I believe they set aside one hour for the interview, and they went through a standard list of questions given to them for the position. As almost all interviews nowadays, they did behavioral type questions. They also asked me a few technical questions about the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of when you had an important deadline or project due and unforeseen circumstances got in the way of reaching that deadline.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a recent miscommunication you've had with someone regarding work roles or responsibilities.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    HR gave my manager the salary offer for the position, and my manager told me the number. I asked how they came to that, and he said it was just an HR thing and it was take it or leave it. I talked to two other people who received the same offer for the same position.

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    Fund Accountant Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at State Street (Pune (India)) in October 2017.

    Interview

    It was a walk-in interview in pune. Since company establishing it’s new business unit in Hyderabad location. Only 2 rounds were conducted, manager round followed by H.R round. I was fortunate enough that my manager round was taken by Vice President involve in process transition. Mainly stuff related with my resume nothing additional. Overall they were checking my business understanding. Brief discussion about transition phase & other areas.
    Now comes the worst part (HR discussion) after general discussion. Salary negotiation - HR was in no intention to negotiate, initial offer was 15% . After lot of discussion & argument she agreed on 30% hike as per industry standard.

    Interview Questions

    • Excel Skills & Reason of change.

      Where you see yourself in state street after 5 years?   Answer Question

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    Fund Accountant Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 days. I interviewed at State Street in January 2008.

    Interview

    they've touched basics of finance, funds and company as such, nothing exceptional

    Interview Questions

    • most important values in fund accounting   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    no room for that, their offer is fixed as hell


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