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Updated November 19, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

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    "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. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Trust full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great college and wonderful people

    Cons

    May not pay market rates but other benefits make up for it

  3. "Vice President"

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

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

    Pros

    Feels like a family. Partners love to work there.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than the market.


  4. "If work life balance is your priority.... NT is the place to work for"

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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

    Pros

    Great Work life balance
    Recognition given to every partner who puts in good work
     The floors are always buzzing with activity that gives you energy to get on with work and excel at it. The Management have a policy that puts partners at the highest priority. The leads and managers are seen constantly asking for feedback trying to make a partners experience more enriched through training and role advancement.

    Cons

    Difficult to switch teams within the Organisation.


  5. "Good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good atmosphere but stressful work.

    Cons

    Too many hours at work.


  6. "Good Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northern Trust (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very generous work from home policy. Generous vacation and holidays. Volunteer time. Several affinity groups to join. Nice parental leave.

    Cons

    Sometimes feel siloed which is a downside of generous work from home. Management didn't always do the best job of communicating changes. Chance your job gets moved to Tempe, AZ. Sometimes feels bureaucratic. could use more diversity. ROE of 15% is everything even if that means people losing their jobs.


  7. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of things to learn and start fresh off college. You deal with a handful of different types of asset. Great team and collages. Hard work paid off, your manager will know

    Cons

    Lack of motivation to progress, salary tend to be on the low end compare to other accountant in different companies.

    Advice to Management

    Compensation needs to be increase. With all the cash flow NT, it all goes to the manager and not the accountant that does all the work to get to where it is.

  8. "Good Flexibility - Pay Below MV"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northern Trust (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule WFH, time policy

    Cons

    Pay below Market Value, dress code sometimes to strict


  9. "Great company. Known to underpay the market but great place to develop skills."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northern Trust full-time

    Pros

    High quality service and investments to clients. Fantastic professionals. Great place to develop your skills.

    Cons

    The culture of the company is to pay low bonuses and they rarely provide more than minimal raises. It is very difficult to obtain promotions and there is very little opportunity to move up in the company partially because of low turnover of employees.


  10. "Create your own career path"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Product Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Education reimbursement, great work life balance, inclusive atmosphere, challenging work, lots of opportunities for stretch assignments, ability to make horizontal, diagonal and vertical career moves, career/network building extra curricular groups to join, regular scheduled reviews and collaborative expectations setting so goals for the year and measurements of success are clear

    Cons

    Not many cons come to mind. If you are a person who doesn't like drama, looks at problems as opportunities in disguise, embrace's change and likes to drive performance you couldn't pick a better financial services company to work for.


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