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Northern Trust Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Northern Trust President, CEO, and Director, Northern Trust Corporation and Northern Trust Company Rick Waddell
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  1. Featured Review

    "Outstanding Company to Work For"

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

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time

    Pros

    Northern Trust has good benefits, PTO, welcoming atmosphere, value work life balance and career mobility. I have been with the company for over 2 years and I've been very pleased with the way they treat their employees.

    Cons

    At this time I have no cons


  2. "Data Analyst at Northern Trust Corporation"

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

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time

    Pros

    Laid-back company culture, quick upward mobility, very good work-life balance

    Cons

    Slow culture, not easy to quickly get work done if dependent upon others.


  3. "A good cultural fit"

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

    I worked at Northern Trust full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management is committed to work/life balance with many options from which to choose.
    Growth company expanding globally.

    Cons

    Necessary change is being implemented but as is the tradition at Northern, change comes about slowly and with a conservative approach.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate roles that are not necessary for the growth of the corporation. To keep expense controlled, eliminate the "nice to have roles".


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  5. "Great Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is generally laid back
    The people are very easy to work for and with
    Very flexible and understanding work-life balance

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth
    Pay is slightly below market


  6. "Sr. Account Manager"

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

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time

    Pros

    Great People that work for Northern

    Cons

    pay is not that great


  7. "Analyst, IT Projects"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Project Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company values and benefits. Bank holidays. Great job opportunities globally. Long tenure with employees. Truly feels like you are a valued employee.

    Cons

    The tenure is a pro and a con, not much of a millennial presence, company has an outdated feel. Hopefully that will be changing in the years to come.


  8. "Working Enviornment"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Northern Trust (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Northern Trust has a deeply rooted culture of integrity and client servicing. Every aspect of work is influenced by this culture. Northern was also known for taking care of its employees and providing generous benefits.

    Cons

    Like many banks based on fees, Northern has come under pressure to produce profits. The home town atmosphere that once prevailed has been slowly eroding has it becomes a global services firm. Benefits have been reduced and cost reducing efforts have come at the expense of replacing long term employees and moving positions to low cost centers

    Advice to Management

    The bank would be well advised to develop strategies that focus on growth and less on relocating positions to save costs.


  9. "Growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Business Process Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Process Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent brand name/ reputation
    Conservative/ client service focused culture
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Growing pains due to rapid global growth/ business expansion

    Advice to Management

    Reward and retain high performers (will require more than a competitive merit increase) and bridge the gap between upcoming retirees and millennials.


  10. "Nice People"

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    Current Employee - Fund Administrator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Fund Administrator in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great opprotunities to work in a variety of different departments. Friendly people, predictable workload. Overall great place to work

    Cons

    Takes a while to get a good salary


  11. "Overall good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time

    Pros

    Pension and 401k. Good vacation time off

    Cons

    Difficult to implement change. Northern is sometimes too nice and conservative which can slow change



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