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State Street Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at State Street in April 2014.

Interview Details 2 phone calls with the second one lasting 50 minutes.

Interview Question – Know your finance terms if you dont already (e.g. Bonds, reconciliations, NAV)   Answer Question

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Fund Accountant Associate I Interview

Anonymous Employee
Boston, MA (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at State Street.

Interview Details 15 minute Phone interview, and then two one-on-one interviews with account managers. very structured and standard interview question - - strengths, weaknesses, and experiences

Interview Question – the initial interview questions are very common interview questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Initial offer was very straight forward with standard starting salary with little room to negotiate. the salary was a bit lower than expected but i was reassured that there would be over-time and bonus opportunities however this did not turn out to be accurate in my group. over-time opportunities are definitely available in some groups but not all.

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Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I

I applied online and interviewed at State Street.

Interview Details i apply online and got phone intereview and the lady asked behavior questions and a day later the emailed to make face to face interview. and they asked behavior questions again.

Interview Question – a lot of behavior questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – not negotiation

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Fund Accountant, Associate I
Boston, MA (US)

I applied online - interviewed at State Street in June 2013.

Interview Details Phone interview about salary and other basic questions, then two 30 mins 2-on-1 in person interviews with AVP, they asked a few questions on some work experiences, then they wanted me to ask them questions. It's a fast pace working environment and you will need to commit for 3-5 years as the learning process may take a year

Interview Question – What role do you play in a team?   Answer Question

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Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I
Boston, MA (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at State Street in September 2012.

Interview Details Applied online and got a call back within several days. Had initial phone screening, which consisted of some basic questions. Asked how much I was currently making and was told the Associate I position pays only $32k per year for full time position. Explained to interviewer there was no way I could support myself on such pay. Was told an Associate II pays around $42k with bonus and was encouraged to apply for another role. Got the impression there was high turnover within these types of positions, although some of the roles sounded exciting. Needless to say I decided to stop pursuing any other opportunities with this firm.

Interview Question – Didn't even get to point of interview questions once salary for position was brought up by interviewer.   Answer Question

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Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at State Street in April 2013.

Interview Details So I received an email the day after I submitted my resume online on the company website. The email was to schedule a 30 minute phone screen. After that I was asked if I would like to go into the office for a face to face interview. The face to face interview was with one manager and lasted 30 minutes. I was given an offer about an hour later by phone

Interview Question – Tell me a time when you have displayed/shown your loyalty towards a previous employer   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I

Interviewed at State Street

Interview Details basic behavioral questions. allowed me to do the entire process over the phone since lived out of state.

Interview Question – there wasn't anything out of the ordinary   Answer Question

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Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I

Interviewed at State Street

Interview Details Initial phone interview to discuss the basics, followed by an on-site interview 2 weeks later on site interview consists of two 30 minute interviews; One with 2 senior associates and one with a VP. The actual interview questions are very easy (What is a mutual fund, tell us about a time when you had to correct your boss...etc.)

Interview Question – Tell us about a time when your boss made a mistake and how you handled it.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiations, starting salary is low. Take it or leave it.

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Fund Accountant, Associate I
Sacramento, CA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at State Street in May 2011.

Interview Details 1 Phone interview and 2 back to back interviews in the office. Each were about 15 minutes each. They asked some specific accounting questions and also general situational questions. Overall easy. Offer came the next day.

Interview Question – Name a situation where you failed.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation possible. Set.

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Fund Accountant, Associate I
Sacramento, CA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at State Street in April 2012.

Interview Details Did an oncampus interview first followed by a 2.5 hr interview in their office. 2 separate panels focusing primarily on behavior based questions.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you disagreed with a coworker. What did you disagree about and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Seems like a good place to work, but the pay was not sufficient to compete with other offers. One thing that is great for this field they do pay you for overtime. When comparing pay with public accounting firms this could be significatn as most public accounting firms pay a salary and work you beyond the 40 hrs/week.

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