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State Street Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview Questions

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Fund Accountant Associate I Interview

Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at State Street (Boston, MA) in June 2013.

Interview

Recruiter setup the interview. I first met with the managers. They asked me about my experience and what i knew about the job etc... While in the conference room, the team I'd be working with came in and asked me similar questions. I think this was just to see if they could see themselves getting along with me. Overall it took less than an hour and it was pretty harmless. I did not get a sense of a lot of pressure.

Interview Questions

  • What do you know about State Street and why do you want to work here   1 Answer

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    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    basic behavioral questions. allowed me to do the entire process over the phone since lived out of state.

    Interview Questions


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    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at State Street in April 2013.

    Interview

    So I received an email the day after I submitted my resume online on the company website. The email was to schedule a 30 minute phone screen. After that I was asked if I would like to go into the office for a face to face interview. The face to face interview was with one manager and lasted 30 minutes. I was given an offer about an hour later by phone

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you have displayed/shown your loyalty towards a previous employer   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation


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    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at State Street (Boston, MA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Met with two managers and they asked different questions about my background and questions relating to situations where I had to work with group members. I already had an offer from a different company and the managers were able to communicate with Human Resources and expedite my offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Would you rather submit work that is late and accurate or on time and inaccurate?   Answer Question

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    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at State Street (Boston, MA) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Applied online and got a call back within several days. Had initial phone screening, which consisted of some basic questions. Asked how much I was currently making and was told the Associate I position pays only $32k per year for full time position. Explained to interviewer there was no way I could support myself on such pay. Was told an Associate II pays around $42k with bonus and was encouraged to apply for another role. Got the impression there was high turnover within these types of positions, although some of the roles sounded exciting. Needless to say I decided to stop pursuing any other opportunities with this firm.

    Interview Questions

    • Didn't even get to point of interview questions once salary for position was brought up by interviewer.   Answer Question

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    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at State Street (Boston, MA) in July 2012.

    Interview

    the interview lasted more than 30 minutes and i have been interviewed from 2 managers, they made me feel really comfortable, the questions were in general for the person i was, the work i was going to make etc.

    Interview Questions


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    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at State Street (Sacramento, CA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Did an oncampus interview first followed by a 2.5 hr interview in their office. 2 separate panels focusing primarily on behavior based questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you disagreed with a coworker. What did you disagree about and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Seems like a good place to work, but the pay was not sufficient to compete with other offers. One thing that is great for this field they do pay you for overtime. When comparing pay with public accounting firms this could be significatn as most public accounting firms pay a salary and work you beyond the 40 hrs/week.


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    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at State Street (Boston, MA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Easy, questions did not relate to the job. I went into a room with my future boss. They asked how i thought my college experience would relate to the position i was applying for. I got an offer via phone on the ride home.

    Interview Questions


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    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at State Street (Boston, MA) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Several fit questions along with technical aptitude feelers. Was initially called for a screen, then contacted to set up an in-person interview. The in-person portion lasted about an hour and was then called within a week with an offer.

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    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at State Street (Sacramento, CA) in November 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process was pretty simple. Had a 30 min phone interview, discussed my education and experience, then was asked about 3-4 behavioural questions. Did 2 in-person interviews. The first was with a manager for about 40 min, asked a couple technical questions like what is NAV, and what is the difference between a stock and bond, then a few behavioural questions. 2nd interview was with two senior fund accountants, and they pretty much asked the same questions. They called me 2 weeks later to offer the job but I declined.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time where you had to use numerical data or a graph to convince a manager.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Got a position at a hedge fund by then.


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