Northern Trust Reviews

Updated January 13, 2016
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Northern Trust President, CEO, and Director, Northern Trust Corporation and Northern Trust Company Rick Waddell
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  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 25 reviews)

  • The organization claims to value the employee population but senior management actions are not supportive of the words (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, lots of exposure to trending and top of the line technology"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, fast paced, great management, easy to move up in ranks. Just a great company for being so big, really cares about their employees

    Cons

    Lots of overtime, whether you want it or not.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Accounting Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Management, Extensive Training. A lot of opportunities to step up. Team work is important. Amazing work environment

    Cons

    Can be a bit slow at end of month sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


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    "A review from a wealth management employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are all very nice to work with. Hours are very good, and the paid time off is very generous.

    Cons

    The technology is outdated, the processes are full of red tape, information on procedures is hard to get a hold of. Training can be lackluster.

    Advice to Management

    Update the technology. Be more with the times


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Need to retain the good employees.

    Advice to Management

    Retain young talent!


  6. "Senior Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northern Trust full-time

    Pros

    Very supportive environment. Many bright employees.

    Cons

    Pace can be slow at times. Too much bureaucracy to get things done


  7. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Lake Barrington, Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Lake Barrington, Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Northern Trust (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, easy access to management and feedback from management. Good Work-life balance

    Cons

    Can be redundant. Lack of opportunities in some sections


  8. "Very good employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Associate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northern Trust (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It provides educational benefits which are very good. On top 401k and medical benefits were also good.

    Cons

    slow paced environment, mostly coworkers will be around age of 50+. Lot of managerial overhead some times.


  9. "Nice working environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Northern Trust as a contractor

    Pros

    Nice working environment ,helpful co-works

    Cons

    Hard to offer sponsorship

    Advice to Management

    good place to work for


  10. "Administrative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northern Trust full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people and the work. The environment was nice and peaceful.

    Cons

    I never had any bad experience.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the employees and treat them with respect.


  11. "Excellete Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I absolutely love working for NT. By far one of the best companies I have worked for. Co Workers are amazing as well as management. There clubs and outing and everyone is so helpful! I actually look forward to going into work. There's always room to move up and def. opportunities to do so.

    Cons

    I really don't have anything negative to say about NT. I seriously like working here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being amazing!



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