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Northern Trust Chicago Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  • Bad work-life balance in Transfer agency (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Great Experience"

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

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for
    Great benefits
    Training programs provided
    Training professionals are experienced and understanding
    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing that's worth mentioning
    Nothing that's worth mentioning
    Nothing that's worth mentioning
    Nothing that's worth mentioning
    Nothing that's worth mentioning

    Advice to Management

    In some cases, there's insensitive missing.
    We do a great job, but we don't receive recognition.


  2. "Room for Improvement"

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

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Positive Work/Life balance. Coworkers understand we all have lives outside our job and are flexible when it comes to working from home and taking time off.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from leadership leads to frustration

    Advice to Management

    Break down the silos between groups and communicate appropriately

  3. "Invests in its people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a project manager Northern Trust has given me ample training and opportunities to grow my skills and become effective at delivering projects.

    Cons

    Nothing significant comes to mind

    Advice to Management

    Commit to strategic paths


  4. "Sr. Accountant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Second Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Second Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northern Trust full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Location in downtown Chicago Loop

    Cons

    Culture; pay rate low comparable to market; lack of innovation; environment/appetite for change is that of a large slow moving ship

    Advice to Management

    Conservative approach doesn't mean lethargic and resistant to change


  5. "Contract IT Project Management Position"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - IT Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - IT Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northern Trust as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance
    - Good work amenities
    - Good work location

    Cons

    - Lack of management structure and accountability
    - Ambiguous management feedback
    - Poorly defined program milestones


  6. "its a pretty laid back company"

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    Current Employee - Asset Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Asset Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    a lot of vacation time

    Cons

    difficult to advance in the company


  7. "2nd Vice President"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Second Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Second Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities within a growing business unit

    Cons

    High rate of turnover within some groups

    Advice to Management

    Invest in keeping people who know the technology

  8. "Consultant"

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Pretty straight-forward. Depends on the hiring manager's style, as usual.

    Cons

    Nothing to note as a Con


  9. "Acountant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Good insurance benefits and PTO

    Cons

    Over worked and underpaid for role


  10. "Working Together"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone I have worked with at NT is committed to doing a good job and working together to accomplish the goals of the business. NT Partners have good attitudes, kind and understanding and move the business forward without completely burning people out.

    Cons

    It isn't the most "exciting" place to work.


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