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Northern Trust Chicago Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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  1. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Feels like a family. Partners love to work there.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than the market.


  2. "Good Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northern Trust (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very generous work from home policy. Generous vacation and holidays. Volunteer time. Several affinity groups to join. Nice parental leave.

    Cons

    Sometimes feel siloed which is a downside of generous work from home. Management didn't always do the best job of communicating changes. Chance your job gets moved to Tempe, AZ. Sometimes feels bureaucratic. could use more diversity. ROE of 15% is everything even if that means people losing their jobs.

  3. "Good Flexibility - Pay Below MV"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule WFH, time policy

    Cons

    Pay below Market Value, dress code sometimes to strict


  4. "Create your own career path"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Product Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Education reimbursement, great work life balance, inclusive atmosphere, challenging work, lots of opportunities for stretch assignments, ability to make horizontal, diagonal and vertical career moves, career/network building extra curricular groups to join, regular scheduled reviews and collaborative expectations setting so goals for the year and measurements of success are clear

    Cons

    Not many cons come to mind. If you are a person who doesn't like drama, looks at problems as opportunities in disguise, embrace's change and likes to drive performance you couldn't pick a better financial services company to work for.


  5. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy-going environment, much to learn, work life balance

    Cons

    a little bit too politics in my division; narrow space for growing


  6. "Easy job but work culture is horrible"

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    Former Employee - Data Analytics Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Data Analytics Intern in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy job, downtown location, interesting portfolios to work on

    Cons

    No guidance or help, Bad work culture, Too much politics

    Advice to Management

    Try help new comers to fit into your environment and give them time to learn skills without insulting them.


  7. "Great Place!"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northern Trust (More than a year)

    Pros

    great location in the city

    Cons

    worked a lot of hours

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Norther Nice"

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    Current Employee - Trade Operations Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Trade Operations Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong commitment to CSR. Career development focused.

    Cons

    A lot of acronyms and corporate speak.


  9. "Northern Trust"

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    Former Employee - Analyst End User Computing in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst End User Computing in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northern Trust full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great 401(k), and benefits. Flexible work. Work from home etc.

    Cons

    feels like a big company that wants to stay small. Technology is not completely world class, just good enough. No real upward career mobility, people in tech tend to stay in the same role for many years. On the financial side, there is the good o'l boys club. Very little diversity in leadership roles. Very conservative culture, lacking progressive ideas.


  10. "Great Experience"

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    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.


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