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Northern Trust Overview

Chicago, IL
10000+ employees
1889
Company - Public (NTRS)
Banks & Credit Unions
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and over 16,500 employees globally. We serve the ... Read more

Mission: Every day, we challenge ourselves to leverage our strength and stability in innovative new ways. We strive to forge deeper connections and help our clients achieve bigger goals. And by working more globally than ever before, we continually push new technologies and ideas ... Read more


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  • Our chairman Rick Waddell, joined by our senior leaders hosted clients in Sydney Australia at the annual Chairman’s Luncheon discussing the #worldeconomy #marketoutlook.

  • Our chairman Rick Waddell, joined by our senior leaders hosted clients in Sydney Australia at the annual Chairman’s Luncheon discussing the #worldeconomy #marketoutlook.

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Northern Trust – Why Work For Us?


WHATEVER YOUR GREATER, WE CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE IT

Why Northern Trust? We are a leading global financial institution and employer. We are named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the tenth consecutive year. Northern Trust is also named one of America's Best Large Employers, One of the World's Most Ethical Companies, and one of the best banks in America. 

Our core principles — service, expertise, and integrity — have remained constant for over 128 years. Since our doors opened in 1889, we have evolved into a multi-faceted global financial services provider.

As of June 30, 2018, Northern Trust Corporation had:


$135 billion in banking assets

$8.1 trillion in assets under custody

$10.7 trillion in assets under custody/administration

$1.1 trillion in assets under management


Responding to our growing client base, we are always growing our presence. Our most recent office opening was in Tempe, Arizona.

FOSTERING AN INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE

We ensure our policies guide our behaviors to create and maintain a discrimination-free workplace. Northern Trust supports total diversity: gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, physical disabilities, and marital/family status, among others.

Northern Trust has been recognized as a top employer from: Working Mother magazine, Black Enterprise magazine, Diversity Edge magazine, Diversity MBA magazine, Latina Style magazine, National Association of Female Executives, and The Corporate Equality Index to name a few.

Through the years, Northern Trust has evolved into an inclusive organization that not only welcomes, but thrives on, different viewpoints and backgrounds. Since the 1980s, Northern Trust has supported a variety of leadership groups called Business Resource Councils including groups focused on Asian, Black, Latino, and LGBT professionals. In 1998, 15 years before the federal government recognized same-sex marriage, Northern Trust became the second bank in the U.S. to offer employees domestic partner benefits for both same-sex and opposite-sex couples—another testament to our penchant for trailblazing and inclusivity. The bank formalized a national LGBT and Non-Traditional Family Practice in 2010 to meet their financial needs.

A RESPONSIBLE CORPORATE CITIZEN

From the very beginning, Northern Trust has been more than simply a financial institution; we have been an active member of the community, a leader in business and philanthropy, and a trailblazer in employee benefits and support.

We are proud of our good corporate citizenship, our philanthropy, and our support for the diverse communities in which we operate. Every year we donate our time and financial support to help fantastic non-profit organizations around the world continue their good work. In 2014 alone, Northern Trust employees logged more than 125,000 hours of volunteer time, and gave nearly 15.4 million in charitable contributions.

A GLOBAL CSR PROGRAM

In 2009, Northern Trust brought together all of our philanthropic, environmental, and business ethics efforts by creating a global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)structure. Today, Northern Trust strives to be an upstanding global corporate citizen by minimizing our environmental impact, honoring cultural perspectives, and sponsoring community programs.

Northern Trust has aligned our efforts with our guiding principles of service, expertise and integrity. We are dedicated not only to meeting the needs of our clients and shareholders, but giving back to the communities we serve. Volunteerism. Philanthropy. Sound business practices and ethics. And a conservation-minded approach to protecting the environment. All of these comprise our corporate social responsibility. All are integral to our culture of caring, now and in the future. A commitment to a culture of caring means we view our clients as partners. And it means that by turning money into good works, we extend a helping hand to those who can't care for themselves. We proudly advocate corporate citizenship, philanthropy, and support for the diverse communities and environments in which we operate.

Rick Waddell, Chairman and CEO,
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    Competitive pay, great benefits, and surrounded by professional and enjoyable colleagues. The open floor plan leads to great collaboration and sharing of ideas for bettering the experience for internal and external clients. I've not worked for a company that promotes community involvement and engagement as much as Northern.

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    As a new employee, I have yet to experience any cons of working at Northern.

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Northern Trust (Taguig (Philippines)) in July 2017.

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    It was only a one day panel interview. Most of the questions were based on what I put on my CV - skills, achievements, etc.

    We also had a group presentation wherein we were asked to present a certain topic in front of the managers. The presentation lasted for only 30 mins.

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Northern Trust Awards & Accolades

  • America's Best Large Employers - Banking and Financial Services, Forbes, 2016
  • Global 2000: World's Best Employers- Ranked #12, Forbes, 2017
  • A World’s Most Ethical Company, Ethisphere Institute, 2017
  • Ranked #1 - America's Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes, 2018
  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2018
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