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State Street Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

49%
19%
13%

Interview Experience  

57%
32%
9%

Interview Difficulty  

Average Difficulty
382 candidate interviews
Relevance Date Difficulty
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Manager Interview

Senior Manager
Pune

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at State Street in March 2012.

Interview Details Leadership related questions, management and fund accounting based questions

Interview Question – how to sort out a theft within organization   View Answer

Negotiation Details – boundaries defined


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Senior Associate Interview

Senior Associate

Interviewed at State Street

Interview Details If we talk about Hiring,Its very poor.Work lode is depend upon the process some have to work more than 13 hours. Bonus needs to increase if they are not giving any night allowance


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Financial Analyst Interview

Financial Analyst
London, England (UK)

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

Interview Details HR Screening call, interview with two managers (1 hour), plus half an hour with HR talent acquisition.
Was told that I would be advised of their decision by the end of the following week, I followed up at the end of that week and was ignored.

Interview Question – Nothing difficult.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Fund Administration Director Interview

Fund Administration Director
Boston, MA (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at State Street in November 2012.

Interview Details The interview process was fairly simple. I was contacted by a recruiter and everything was set up through him. I met with two people and the questions were pretty basic and straightforward. It seemed to be more about my personality and whether I would fit well within the team than about my technical expertise.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Staff Account Interview

Staff Account
New York, NY (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at State Street.

Interview Details Only one round of interviews. Seemed as though the interview was rushed and that the decision process was a very fast process. This was different from many other firms that I have interviewed with. Timely feedback was provided.

Interview Question – What is a conflict that you've experienced int he work place and how did you handle it?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Financial Analyst Interview

Financial Analyst
London, England (UK)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at State Street in August 2010.

Interview Details This was easy with my old bosses but the process has changed. I got called in and they went through my CV and as I was recommended they really just wanted to see if I would fit in with the team. They did a background check after I they offered me the role. This took 2 weeks.

Interview Question – None   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Easy they gave me what I wanted.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Graduate Interview

Graduate
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at State Street in February 2014.

Interview Details I was first contacted by State Street in February for a official 1st round telephone interview in March for their 2 month internship program. They phoned me 2 weeks later telling me it was postponed and that I will hear from them again soon. Another 1 month (April) later I had to follow up and they informed me that my application was forwarded to the 6 month internship program starting in June. I was initially very happy but then by the month of May, they didn't get back to me. I always had to follow up with them. Really very unprofessional recruitment process and very misleading. Phone interview never materialised

Interview Question – Initial phone interview was pleasant and they asked simple questions about State Street and why you want to work for State Street and in which department   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Fund Administrator, Associate I Interview

Fund Administrator, Associate I
Boston, MA (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at State Street in June 2014.

Interview Details Applied online. Received a phone call from a recruiter about a week later. Recruiter told me about some positions that matched the resume I applied with online. I told the recruiter I was interested in two of the positions and then recruiter sent along my resume to hiring managers. Found out a week later that for both positions, the hiring mangers did not want to interview me. Almost lost hope, but emailed recruiter again and was provided a similar position to the other two, which I told recruiter I was interested in. Recruiter sent along my resume to hiring managers and got back to me same day saying the managers wanted to interview me. A few days later I was at the interview before two hiring managers. Weren't looking for too much experience but asked questions about experience on resume that was relevant and also asked several behavioral/ situational questions. Overall, the interview experience was fair and only lasted 40 mins. Best advice: Speak clearly and confidently.

Interview Question – Can you provide a detailed example of a time when you exhibited strong time management skills to accomplish a goal or task?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Fund Accountant, Associate I

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at State Street.

Interview Details They asked what interested me about the job and why I wanted the job. The questions were pretty standard and there weren't any questions that I would say caught me off guard. The interview last for about twenty minutes. Once the interview was completed, I got a call a few days later with an offer.

Interview Question – None. The questions were pretty standard   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Entry Level Financial Reconciliation Specialist Interview

Entry Level Financial Reconciliation Specialist
Kansas City, MO (US)

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

Interview Details A phone interview at first basically based on your resume plus few behavioral questions relate to it. Then a on-site interview with two recruiters that will ask all behavioral questions relate to your past working experience. People are really nice and patient.

Interview Question – Not really difficult or unexpected if you are prepared. Ex: Have you ever had any conflicts with your leader, and how did you settle it?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – better offer

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