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Northern Trust CEO Michael OGrady
Michael OGrady
912 Ratings
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  • "Work-life balance is slightly difficult(in 50 reviews)

  • "Senior management stay in roles for 10 plus years - meaning no progression for more junior staff(in 36 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (17)

    You should work here!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

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

  2. Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time

    Pros

    The best place to work.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Amazing people.

  3. Good Work-Life Balance, fast-paced work environment

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant 

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great Colleagues, Technology, Benefits are fantastic

    Cons

    High Turnover Rate makes some teams struggle

  4. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time

    Pros

    Leadership really cares about employees

    Cons

    Vertical movement isn’t a large jump in pay

  5. Great and diverse workforce of individuals.

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers from all walks of life.

    Cons

    Pay for long-tenured employees does not match the market place.

  6. Old fashion company

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Northern Trust full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, time off, vacation

    Cons

    Slow moving ship, change is very hard

    Advice to Management

    Let go of people who are tenured and resist change for the better

  7. Great company with strong culture and work life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Strong financial outlook, experienced and talented staff, integrity and ethics are important

    Cons

    Slow to innovate, too tight with expense management

  8. Positive Experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Reporting Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good experience, Smart and helpful colleagues.

    Cons

    Low pay and slow upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  9. Helpful (1)

    Professional, friendly work environment

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    Former Employee - Audit Services Senior in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northern Trust full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    The work environment is professional, but people are also warm and friendly. People are always willing to help each other out.

    Cons

    I wasn't able to obtain a flexible work arrangement of any kind after my kids were born despite having worked there five years.

  10. Investor Services Senior Analyst

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

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn the industry

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward potential

    Advice to Management

    Create more avenues for success

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