Northern Trust
3.2 of 5 417 reviews
www.northerntrust.com Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

Northern Trust Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.2 417 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Northern Trust President, CEO, and Director, Northern Trust Corporation and Northern Trust Company Rick Waddell

Rick Waddell

(243 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Culture that built a great reputation serving clients well and supports work/life balance"
    in 95 reviews
  • "Great Pay for entry positions, set schedule, good benefits, but pricey depending"
    in 24 reviews
Cons:
  • "management in some divisions punishes employees for voicing concerns to senior management"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Overweighted with middle management that is out of touch with what is going on in the field"
    in 12 reviews
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Good Experience but dirty politics

Analyst (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Northern Trust full-time for more than a year

ProsIt is a good place to work for freshers .Employee Oriented Company

ConsLot of politics.I hated this place because of the dirty politics out there.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease honor the hard work of the seniors and give them promotion based on their work and not based on who can please the management the most

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good, But dirty politics

Analyst (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Northern Trust full-time for more than a year

ProsLess work load.. one can enjoy social life

Consno growth at all.. stay away from dirtypolitics

Advice to Senior Managementplease include stress round in interview process

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Working with Northern Trust for more than 5 years- Good place to work

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Northern Trust full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCompensation is bad compared to other companies. Growth is too slow untill you have a good support from your senior management. But a peaceful company to work if you are not looking for quick promotion. Sports and other activities is the best thing i like in this company.

ConsBest place to work for youngsters.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on retaining tenured employees, support and promote talented employees, reduce the tenure to less than 2 years for first level promotion.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I worked at Northern Trust

ProsGreat work environment. Always given an opportunity to learn something new.

ConsCompensation could be better. Bonus is very low and very few perks are given to employees. Some managers are biased and thus growth opportunities reduce.

Advice to Senior ManagementEveryone should be given equal opportunity to excel and the salary package could be at par with the rest of the industry

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Good Company, Good culture

Technical Coordinator (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Northern Trust full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood culture, Very strong HR.

ConsSalary is lower when compared to market.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to retain the best.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very Bad... Entry level did not realised the side effects of this company and continued working ..

Trust Officer (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at Northern Trust full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood company for freshers, good company for people with laid back attitude (lazy people) .. it a good company during retirement stage as their is less work load and pressure.

ConsManagement is very adament, no empowerment to the employees, Management is biased and supports the hirarchy with out investigation... loads of cost cutting... very conservative.. takes no risk hence profits never rises to the expectations.

Advice to Senior ManagementJust talking or propogating is not done... be true, Honest and judgemental in everything you claim.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Best Company to work specially for freshers

Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Northern Trust full-time for more than a year

ProsGood pay and very good work life balance
Freshers will get good exposure and good knowledge
IJP posting can be done frequently

ConsPromotional activity is very slow
Right place right man needed, that is lacking

Advice to Senior ManagementHave some good promotional events.so that it can make motivation personally and professnalyy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Hiring policy needs to be revised

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Northern Trust full-time for more than 5 years

ProsUsed to be a good place to work with if you are under the right people. Hardly any pros I can list here

ConsPolitics at its high, hiring policy has to be looked into immediately. A lot of people coming from outside have changed the work culture of this place and converted it into a mere government organisation

Advice to Senior ManagementHIRING POLICY NEEDS TO ADDRESSED TO IMMEDIATELY !

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company only for freshers

Performance Analyst (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Northern Trust full-time for more than a year

ProsGood work culture, Funfriday, games, outing(once in a year).

ConsManagements are not aggressive, they fear for everything even a small error.No rewards for extraordinary people, all are in same bucket.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange their conservative thinking..

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Mediocre

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Northern Trust full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood work life balance and learning opportunities

ConsLow empowerment, mediocre pay, regional bias

Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower the employees at least at the middle management layer.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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