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"Good Starting Company To Begin ones career"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Decent Training, great benefits especially for first time job

Cons

Slow moving company, not much room to grow

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  1. "Pretty good for IT workers"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Architect in Chicago, IL
    Former Contractor - Senior Architect in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northern Trust as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    IT workers are compensated well, in line with large financial organizations. Promotions are awarded based on merit more often than politics. Downtown "Chicago loop" locations are convenient for commuters.

    Cons

    Like many financial organizations, they continue to dwell in the past, using 1980's era waterfall processes rather than modern Agile methods. Application Development Managers are sometimes non-technical, and development teams lack leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Get over the "promote from within" limitation and open manager spots to allow employees to compete with outside workers. Perform a corporate-wide Agile conversion ASAP, it is the current industry best practice, and performs much better than waterfall in highly regulated industries like banking and trading. Be sure to bring in experienced Agile contractors and permanent workers, Agile requires experience.


  2. "Hard to navigate through company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, in house cafe, gym and child-care

    Cons

    Manager can control fate of career, hard to move around unless you "know someone".

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