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Northern Trust Reviews

Updated September 17, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "You should work here!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    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. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place to work. Business casual also,

    Cons

    I don't have much tbj

    Advice to Management

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  3. "Officer"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great environment to work in.

    Cons

    The pay is just not where it should be.


  4. "Relaxed Company"

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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

    Contractor heavy in the tech space but great hours and flexible.

    Cons

    No perks at all. Not even free coffee


  5. "A Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Intellectually challenging and professional work environment that at the same time offers an excellent work/life balance. Employees genuinely care about one another and enjoy coming into work everyday.

    Cons

    Salary compensation lags the competition but overall benefits/compensation package is satisfactory.


  6. "Knowledge Management Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great learning experience that opened my eyes to the different financial instruments. Projects were given through the internship and was apart of the team.

    Cons

    Cubicle job that was semi isolated. Hoped to be more involved in front office rather than middle office.


  7. "Applications support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Trust full-time

    Pros

    Partners and colleagues are incredible to work with.

    Cons

    Current effort to reduce expenses can be viewed as impersonal

  8. "Great company with high job growth"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Open door policy is very useful to understand business and how each role is important for the overall success of NT.

    Cons

    Internal technology is lagging behind and can cause headaches for partners looking to streamline/automate/eliminate inefficiencies


  9. Helpful (1)

    "software developer intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - lots to learn, hands on projects that teach a lot
    - lunch and learns that explain a lot about company
    - laid back and easy going environment
    - friendly staff and coworkers

    Cons

    - on-boarding setup was a little slow


  10. "Smart People, Great Diversity, Nice Company"

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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

    A truly global company, great diversity. Very smart people. Most are very nice people. Interesting work. Good work-life balance. Can work from home one day a week. Business casual dress unless you're in the old bank building or meeting clients. Your boss will make all the difference: Northern is very large, like a city... your quality of life at work will depend based on what department you work in, and who is your boss. I work in a great department and I have a great boss.

    Cons

    The pay is below market value, and way behind the industry. Some of the people who have worked here a really long time are complacent, and not doing much work... just riding it out. The technology is super outdated, and the security makes it super hard to do anything.

    Advice to Management

    Please improve technology, and give employees more freedom when it comes to technology. We can't even use a thumb drive.


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