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Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Anonymous Employee in Quincy, MA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at State Street (Quincy, MA) in August 2010.

Interview

The interview process was very informal. They mostly ask about time management, attention to details and ability to work as a team. I met with several different people from the team. They were very informative about the role.

Interview Questions

  • No technical questions - they train all entry level team members   Answer Question

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    Fund Accountant Associate I Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at State Street (Kansas City, MO) in July 2010.

    Interview

    I applied online with an employee referral and was contacted for a phone interview within a few days. After passing some questions about my resume and broad behavioral questions I moved to the second phone interview. This one was far shorter and comprised of behavioral questions that were specific to how I acted in the given circumstance. The next day I was called for my in person interview. They showed me around and I was interviewed by 2 managers asking more behavioral questions and a few technical questions relating to the job.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you find Net Asset Value?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Take it or leave it.


  2. Helpful (5)  

    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at State Street (Kansas City, MO) in June 2010.

    Interview

    After submitting my application online I was contacted in two weeks by the HR Coordinator via telephone. She spoke to me briefly about my qualifications and education and the starting pay. The Coordinator scheduled me for another phone interview with a Recruiter the next week. I spoke to the Recruiter about my specific accounting education and the starting pay ($28,800). The Recruiter scheduled me for a group interview in two days. The group interview consisted of several behavioral questions and was attended by two middle managers of the group. Find those questions on this website - they are exact. The HR department called about four days later and made an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell me about a time working in a group that you experienced a problem with a group member? How did you resolve this problem.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I declined the offer for a few reasons. The first reason was the Recruiter. This person (KW) treated me like a number and did not act in a professional manner. The HR department is your window into the organization - and I did not like what I experienced. The second reason was the low starting pay. I would have considered it for the experience, however, the Recruiter changed my mind.

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    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at State Street (Sacramento, CA) in April 2010.

    Interview

    Phone interview asking basic questions about your experience and resume. The other questions are based on behavioral questions. In person interview was a 15 minute introduction video about the company. This was fallowed by 2 interviews about 1 hr each the first was with 2 people and the second was a 1 on 1. Ask basic behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation just a take it or leave it


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    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at State Street (Kansas City, MO) in March 2010.

    Interview

    Management review of resume, all resume should be one page. No more and no less. Questions are all behavioral based questions. You must provide and EXAMPLE relating to the question. No general answer such as "I would do this or that." Usually promote internally.

    Interview Questions

    • Provide me with a time you had to complete a task, by a strict deadline, but had multiple interruptions. What did you do to complete the task and how did you handle the interruptions?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was not negotiation and is none during promotion. Everything is set, either except or decline.


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    Fund Accountant Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at State Street (Sacramento, CA) in June 2009.

    Interview

    The process went through my University. First I had an on-campus interview followed by a series of behavioral panel interviews on-site. The background check is extensive and can take upwards of a month after an initial conditional offer of employment.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time where you had to balance many taks at once   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    In finance, right now, laughable.


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    Fund Accountant Associate I Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at State Street (Boston, MA) in March 2008.

    Interview

    I interviewed with 2 VPs at the same time and it was pretty easy. We mostly just talked about my school experiences (especially my semester abroad). They also gave me an overview of IFS, what the Hedge Fund Accountant Associate 1 position entailed, etc. and asked a few questions. The interview went really well but dealing with the HR contact wasn't nearly as smooth. I was told by my HR contact that I needed to schedule an interview with someone else at the office so I did. Later on, she told me that I didn't need it since I had already interviewed with 2 people. I had to call back a few times to get basic information that she was supposed to have contacted me about (such as my start date). I'm sure she deals with alot of new hires so it's hard to keep track of everything but I was pretty surprised with how unorganized and misinformed she was.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you've dealt with a difficult co-worker or classmate for a project?   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Fund Accountant Associate I Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at State Street (Boston, MA) in January 2008.

    Interview

    HR basically showed a group of people a video about State Street. Then we were paired off one on one for two separate interviews. When I went through the interview process, the people interviewing you weren't even the people that you would work for. Now, I heard that the managers who interview you are the ones that you will actually work for- which clearly makes more sense.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you calculate the Net Asset Value on a fund?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation.

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    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at State Street (Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)) in June 2016.

    Interview

    There were two telephonic interviews and one face-to-face.
    The telephonic interviews are usually straight-forward and fast. However, might have to wait months for them to schedule a face-to-face interview with you. Usually a team from India and they are lovely!

    Interview Questions

    • What is a bond? Stock? Equity? Derivative? What do you know about State Street? Why will you like to work with us? e.t.c   Answer Question

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    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at State Street (Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)) in May 2016.

    Interview

    The process takes 6 week. Ideally, you will submit your C.V/Resume. You will get a screening phone call as phase 1. Questions with regard to your knowledge of the Company and Confirming that you're the applicant applying for the role will be asked. If successful in phase 1 you get passed on to a Senior HR Recruitment Manager for more thorough questions on your knowledge about Finance/Accounting and State Street in the 2nd Phase. If you pass that phase you get an interview scheduled for meeting a Hiring manager who will be an Officer or AVP. You do your interview for your role your applied. Remain calm and express yourself articulately and you should be fine if you prepared. You get updated after some weeks in my case with a contractual offer and starting date.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a derivative and what types of derivatives do you know about?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    None


See What State Street Employees Are Saying

StarStarStarStarStar     Former Anonymous Employee

Pros: “A good place for new college grads to start a career - will get to learn quite a bit in a very specific job. Great exposure to many different agencies and portfolio of clients. This job...”“A good place for new college grads to start a career - will get to learn quite a bit in a very specific job. Great exposure to many different agencies and portfolio of clients. This job will get you acclimated to a corporate culture as well as you start your career. Great place to start your professional network. Will say that if you get into the Development Program they have - you will learn and do so many things and be well positioned to be fast tracked to leadership positions.” – Full Review

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