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Our Culture

Life at Northern Trust

We are a leading global financial institution, founded more than 125 years ago on the principles of service, expertise and integrity. These values continue to guide us today. We provide services to clients in more than 40 countries through a network of offices worldwide, we believe our most valuable asset is our engaged and empowered workforce. We deliver trust, custody, investment management, and banking services to individual and institutional clients. Our 16,500+ employees work collaboratively, fostering a culture of continuous improvement while maintaining our differentiated client experience. Our culture is guided by our enduring principles: service, expertise and integrity. These principals are at the heart of our organization.

Our guiding principles not only survived but thrived during the Great Depression, two world wars and the 2008 financial crisis. We burnished our reputation as a global leader because we are collaborative, confident, tech savvy, and insightful. We work with a spirit of collaboration that builds even deeper relationships with clients, partners and communities. We are confident; we exude confidence with professionalism and integrity. As new and challenging opportunities emerge, we will adapt to ensure we are using the latest innovations and tools. We are analyzers and interpreters, dedicated to developing a pointed perspective informed by expertise, deep insights and contextual knowledge. Together, we have set a solid foundation.

Our Employees

Fostering and supporting a globally diverse and inclusive workforce is a fundamental strength of Northern Trust that helps us succeed as a business enterprise and community advocate.

Here at Northern Trust, we refer to our employees as partners. Our partners' collective mix of attributes serve as a catalyst for innovation and productivity through diversity of thought, ability and perspective. Northern Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce.We recognize the value of a diverse workforce and our goal is to empower our partners’ career goals.Our guiding principles embrace inclusion and diversity of culture, thought, experience and other attributes of individuals' backgrounds and hold in highest regard the dignity of, and respect for, all partners in our workplace.

We ensure our policies guide our behaviors to create and maintain a discrimination-free workplace. Northern Trust supports total diversity: gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, physical disabilities, and marital/family status, among others.

Northern Trust has been recognized as a top employer from: Working Mother magazine, Black Enterprise magazine, Diversity Edge magazine, Diversity MBA magazine, Latina Style magazine, National Association of Female Executives, and The Corporate Equality Index to name a few.

To support our global business strategy, and to enhance partners' professional networks, Northern Trust sponsors a number of Business Resource Councils (affinity groups) with an executive advisor, including: Advancing Professionals Resource Council, Asian Leadership Business Resource Council, Black Business Resource Council, Disability Business Resource Council, Experienced Professionals Business Resource Council, Latin Heritage Leadership Council, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Business Resource Council, Military Appreciation & Assistance Resource Council, Women in Leadership Business Resource Council, and Working Families Business Resource Council

Give Back

Being a responsible business directly impacts our financial success and is integral to our culture of caring. Every partner plays the role of steward and is asked to consider sustainable business performance improvements. Volunteerism, philanthropy, sound business practices and ethics, and a conservation-minded approach to protecting the world are practices that form the foundation of our corporate social responsibility.

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Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email our HR Service Center or call 1-800-807-0302 (North America), +630-276-5353 (Asia Pacific), +44(0)207 982 4357 (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements
  • APAC EEO Statement
    • APAC EEO STATEMENT

      It is the policy and practice of Northern Trust to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Northern Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or age. All employment decisions will be made in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our obligations under the law and codes of practice. This includes human resources’ decisions relating to recruitment, terms and conditions of employment, transfers, promotions and access to learning and development.

  • Canada EEO Statement
    • Canada EEO STATEMENT

      Northern Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring and other employment decisions at Northern Trust are made without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, ethnic origin, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation, record of offences, marital status, family status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local law, regulation, or ordinance.

  • EMEA EEO Statement
    • EMEA EEO STATEMENT

      It is the policy and practice of Northern Trust to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Northern Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or age. All employment decisions will be made in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our obligations under the law and codes of practice. This includes human resources’ decisions relating to recruitment, terms and conditions of employment, transfers, promotions and access to learning and development.

  • USA EEO Statement
    • USA EEO STATEMENT

      It is the policy of The Northern Trust Company to afford equal opportunity in all phases of employment without regard to an individual's age, race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic tests and information, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EEO poster (U.S.)EEO is Law Poster Supplement