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Northern Trust Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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  • Bad work-life balance in Transfer agency (in 38 reviews)

  • Senior management promotes an opt out culture (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (16)

    "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. "Strong company with some quirks"

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

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time

    Pros

    Stable, supportive environment and good work life balance

    Cons

    Behind the times and slow to act versus peers

  3. "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.


  4. "Solid and reputable"

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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

    -solid experience in financial services

    Cons

    -work/life balance for younger staff
    -future growth
    -old fashioned

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people instead of counting every penny


  5. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive wages compared to other financial institutions.

    Cons

    Cross-training needs to be revamped.


  6. "Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time

    Pros

    Great culture with great employee benefits

    Cons

    Haven't experienced any cons yet


  7. "Finance"

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

    I worked at Northern Trust full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fairly flat organizational structure means interaction with senior executives, great corporate culture, great people to work with, it's a financial services company with global HQ in Chicago (rather than in NY, London, etc.).

    Cons

    Conservative company so decisions and change can be slow to be enacted.

  8. "Financial Analyst"

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

    I worked at Northern Trust full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly Environment , Healthy Competition , better place to work

    Cons

    Can make a better work place

    Advice to Management

    Give more space to people to express their talent


  9. "Room for Improvement"

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    • 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


  10. "Invests in its people"

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    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


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