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"A very conservative company"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Northern Trust full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

If you really interested to work in conservative environment, then this is best company.

Cons

Not easy rise in career perspective. Have to work hard.

Other Employee Reviews for Northern Trust

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Working for the Gray Lady of La Salle Street"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stability. Enjoy your job because it won't change for thirty years.

    Cons

    There is no chance for advancement and rampant nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. Managers have little to no understanding of what their employees are doing day to day.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's a conservative bank, what did you expect?"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Northern Trust full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    #1 Vacation days, #2 an emphasis on charity and community service, #3 Overtime was very rare

    Cons

    I have never worked anywhere with so many people just waiting it out for retirement, or with such a cultish deference to management in every aspect of their work life. The pay was not competitive, but then, not much is expected of you. Put all of that together and you get a stifling environment where there are 5 middle managers involved in every decision, with their main criteria being what the manager above them will accept. I constantly felt that my work was mediocre.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten your management structure. If you are going to lay off employees, don't give your CEO 12-17 million pay packages. Strip everyone of their titles and start over again. Give less importance to your suit and your self importance, more to your work.

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