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Average Rating
(based on 20 Northern Trust Review Ratings)
Company Culture 3.5
Growth Opportunities 2.8
People You Work With 4.0
Person You Work For 4.0
Rewards You Receive 3.4
Support You Get 3.5
Way You Work 3.7
Work Setting 3.6

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Technical Coordinator
Posted 6 months ago in Chicago, IL

"Very good first job. Not a whole lot of room for upward movement but a good environment to learn to be a professional."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 7 months ago in Chicago, IL

"Pros: Great relationships with coworkers and decent technology available. Cons: Too many fairly lazy political types make it hard to get things done, and reliance on less productive offshore resources can cripple projects there."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.6
Northern Trust (27)

4.6 Highest Rated in this Industry is Home Finance of America (16)
2.7 Lowest Rated in this Industry is OneMain Financial (8)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (8,773)
Anonymous Employee
Posted 7 months ago in Chicago, IL

"Northern Trust would be a great place to work if it were not for the preponderance of minimally active power-broker types that have the authority to veto your efforts. They also have a HUGE problem with offshore developers that are not acting in the best interest of the company."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 11 months ago in Chicago, IL

"Good work/life balance, however very low pay and very little chance for promotion."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Average Northern Trust Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $4
2012 $3
2013 $2
Vice President
Posted this month in Chicago, IL

"I've been a consultant and employee, and have been treated well as both. Benefits are good and people are friendly. Work-life balance has been good to me. It had the small company feel when I started in the '90s, but now is a global organization which suffers from growing pains and being treated like a number."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Senior Vice President
Posted last year in Chicago, IL

"I came to there with good ideas, but it is a close-minded, backward company."

What do you like about working at Northern Trust?

"Nothing -- a very inbred, country-club environment. More important that you look good than perform well."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Run away. This company may seem good on the surface, but once you spend some time there, you'll see its rotten underbelly."

What don't you like about working at Northern Trust?

"Worst company I've ever worked for. Senior management is profoundly incompetent."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Resign. Not a single one of you are competent to run a bank."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Consultant
Posted last year in Chicago, IL

"I have learned a great deal and worked with very good people."

What do you like about working at Northern Trust?

"A manager who goes against the grain to support Agile processes."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Every department is different. Keep your eyes and ears open."

What don't you like about working at Northern Trust?

"Very conservative and bureaucratic IT dept. that outsources tech support to India, uses obsolete technology (Windows XP, DotNET 3.5, 32-bit PCs) and has no concept of how effective software development is really done."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Understand that software is central to your business and act accordingly."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Business Analyst
Posted last year in Chicago, IL

"Fairly conservative, conventional work place"

What do you like about working at Northern Trust?

"Seemed safe secure. People were professional and competent. Benifits fair."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Use strong handshake and look in the eyes. Personal relationships matter."

What don't you like about working at Northern Trust?

"If you are not on the inside, then you are on the outside."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Continue as planned. Management seemed to have vision for future growth."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Senior Operations Analyst
Posted 2 years ago in Chicago, IL

"Have been in the industry for years and love what I do."

What do you like about working at Northern Trust?

"Interfacing with other banks, brokeage, and investment firms, whiich gave better insight to the financial arena."

What don't you like about working at Northern Trust?

"There was nothing I did not like about the firm."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Treat employees with respecf and their performance will improve greatly."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Sales Representative
Posted 2 years ago in Chicago, IL

What do you like about working at Northern Trust?

"Reputation and stability was the primary reason I enjoyed working at Northern Trust."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure the position is well suited and that you are compensated fairly."

What don't you like about working at Northern Trust?

"Being grossly underpaid, too much bureaucracy, and not enough talent."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would be more progress and more willing to take risks. Also, there would be a much higher salary for employees and hire the best young talent."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
QA Analyst
Posted 2 years ago in Illinois City, IL
Person You Work For 4.8 / 5 People You Work With 4.4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4.2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Vice President
Posted 2 years ago
People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3.1 / 5 Support You Get 3.9 / 5
Rewards You Receive 3.2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 Company Culture 3.9 / 5
Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Systems Analyst
Posted 2 years ago in Chicago, IL
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3.9 / 5
Support You Get 3.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2.5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Mortgage Loan Processor
Posted 2 years ago
Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4.1 / 5 Work Setting 4.3 / 5
Support You Get 4.1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.1 / 5 Company Culture 4.2 / 5
Way You Work 4.2 / 5
Senior Fund Analyst
Posted this month in Stamford, CT
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4.1 / 5
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