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Northern Trust Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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Northern Trust President, CEO, and Director, Northern Trust Corporation and Northern Trust Company Rick Waddell
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Pros
  • very nice options for work life balance (in 268 reviews)

  • It is the kind of work environment one would wish for (in 87 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding Company to Work For"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time

    Pros

    This is an excellent place to work if one wants stability.

    Cons

    Not significantly into Investment Management


  3. "Great job at great company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Fund Administration in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Fund Administration in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super fast growth and opportunity to advance. Great coworkers, interesting work, good location, good benefits, learn a lot, 3 weeks of vacation, better hours than public accounting.

    Cons

    Busy, sometimes monotonous, tech issues sometimes take a while to resolve, sundry problems come up due to the fast growth of the office.


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  5. "On the way up"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for younger generation as older employees are retiring; flexible; good benefits; nice colleagues; opportunity to try different things all over bank; interesting work; genuine care for clients and integrity in service which is rare

    Cons

    Financial services generally are very competitive and so lots of politics to navigate, needs stronger experiential training, pay is soft unless you are a very high performer who pushes the issue, technology needs further updating, company is slow to remove problem managers and employees, like any big company you need to seek out resources and be proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Work on grooming and retaining talent, which will cost money but will be a long term investment. Succession planning needs attention to plan for retirements.


  6. "not bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time

    Pros

    the environment is good and people are friendly

    Cons

    the whole system is old and people is not as efficient as I thought

    Advice to Management

    no


  7. "Hedge Fund Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time

    Pros

    Very relaxed yet professional environment

    Cons

    Not the best office amenities


  8. "Sales Business Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great. Access to upper management is also great.

    Cons

    Compensation is below market for most employees. High turnover for positions that do not pay well


  9. "Sr. Account manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    pay and compensation is not great


  10. "Trust"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time

    Pros

    Small office so everyone know one another

    Cons

    Small office so you see everything


  11. "Sr. Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The health insurance, flexibility and work/life balance

    Cons

    Sr. management, career opportunities, comp



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