State Street Interview Questions

Updated 15 Oct, 2014
Updated 15 Oct, 2014
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    Pricing Specialist/Derivatives Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at State Street in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and it took 3 weeks to reply. I did the interview and it took them 5 days to call me back upon which they gave me an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • All behavioural questions such as: if u had the price and u knew u were 110% correct but the manager thinks his answer is correct as well, which answer would U put   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate the salary although i wish I had
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Manager - Fund Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Contacted with a too official sounding invitation for a 1 year contract role. The interview process wasn't cordial with the recruiter as she asked the next question without really listening to the answers to the first question. I can only assume it was a questioning strategy. Not sure what they were looking for.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through their career website. I first received a call from the HR manager after 3 weeks. She informed me about the position, the hours and the wage then asked my experience and set up an in-person interview. At the interview, the managers asked me usual behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate. The HR manager confirmed me the hourly wage before going further.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Reporting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online, the process took around 1 week. First I got an interview with HR, and on the same day I was interviewed by a few officers. One week later HR called me and gave me an offer

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Fund Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    I applied online after been approached by HR trough my Linkedin account. It is classic interview process :
    1) Phone
    2) first round with HR
    3) Second round with recruiting manager.

    They are very profesionnal and nice. Great office in dowtown Montreal.

    Interview Questions
    • They aske questions related to the job, your skills and what you could bring. Questions are average difficult.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They have a range of salary for at level!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Pricing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at State Street in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    First half is with HR, and then the hiring team. It was a pretty straight forward and casual interview. All fit questions. Be prepared to answer situational questions like how do you stay motivated. Understand that this job has irregular hours and the salary is sub-par. Nice people in the team though.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me a time when you disagreed with a manager's decision or company policy.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Manager - Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at State Street in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    The initial process was smooth and quick. I was contacted within a week of applying for the job and came in for an interview a few days later.

    The interview itself was very straightforward. I was asked about my management style and experience. They also ran me through a few different potential scenarios to see what my reaction would be. The entire interview took about 90 minutes. Overall up until this point everything was fine. I was told by the hiring manager that they wanted to make a decision quickly and would let me know within 3 weeks max.

    After waiting 4 weeks and not hearing back from HR I called the recruiter and asked her for a status as I had not heard anything. She said they still hadn't made a decision and would let me know soon. I waited another 4 weeks (so now its two months after the initial interview) and called the recruiter again. I was given the same generic answer that they are still working on it. I called again 3 weeks later to ask if State Street is still hiring for the position as it seemed to be taking an extremely long time to make a decision. She replied with the same answer as before and that she expected an answer very soon.

    After waiting for a little over 3 months I get an email (not even the courtesy of a phone call) to tell me that they decided to go with someone else.

    I really think this was unprofessional and there should have been more communication from State Street to myself as to what was happening. If this is how their hiring process goes I can only imagine working for them how many delays there must be with getting things done.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain what would you do if you asked your direct report to help you with something and they were resistant to helping you.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Pricing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at State Street in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    1. Short phone interview going over job requirements and availability
    2. In-person interview with HR going over some typical behavioral questions followed by panel interview with 3 Managers that were hiring for their team. They asked similar behavioral questions as well as technical questions related to Excel.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Pricing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had one 2 on 1 interview which was obtained through my university.
    Questions were quite expected ie. Tell me about yourself, what do you know about State Street?, what do you find most interesting about this position?, what qualities do you look for in a manager? etc.

    Overall the hiring managers were extremely friendly and

    Interview Questions
    • Not difficult but a little unexpected: in a stock split what happens to the price of the shares?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at State Street in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very short interview. Two interviewers-one was Project manager and other was business Analyst. I was called at 4pm but they were late to start the interview. Both of them were welcoming but did not ask any technical questions. The work culture felt independent and exciting

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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