Northwestern University
3.8 of 5 333 reviews
www.northwestern.edu Evanston, IL 5000+ Employees

Northwestern University Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.8 333 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro

Morton Schapiro

(123 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The benefits cannot be beat, and work-life balance is outstanding"
    in 21 reviews
  • "Great benefits and discount on tuition if you're interested in part-time education"
    in 32 reviews
Cons:
  • "Salaries are lower than comparable corporate positions, but the benefits and work-life balance make up for that"
    in 6 reviews
  • "No opportunity for growth unless you are member of a faculty"
    in 6 reviews
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it is an amazing university

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Northwestern University part-time for more than a year

Prosi worked at northwestern uni. because they have provide me very good salary with amazing benefits. i would recomend ths place for everyone. job is easy and fun to work with everyone in this uni.

Conscant say so much about cons, because almost everything went perfect since i start working with this uni.

Advice to Senior Managementgood place to have carrier

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great people, great benefits, great location, and happen to love my job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Northwestern University

ProsOpportunities to be engaged in and build community.
Opportunities to mentor or be mentored.
work is very satisfying, working with students, alumni, faculty and other staff.

Conspay is adequate, could be better. Too much work and need to hire more staff. Faculty seem to get abundant resources.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to go to graduate school

PhD Candidate (Current Employee)
Evanston, IL (US)

I have been working at Northwestern University full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat education, gorgeous campus, access to state-of-the-art technology, productive department with very intelligent professors, close to Chicago (can live in the city)

ConsIt's graduate school, so it's not easy. Program chairs were not always clear on expectations.

Advice to Senior ManagementTell students about the bonus for securing outside funding right away! It would serve as a great motivational tool .

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Research Project Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Northwestern University full-time for more than a year

ProsNU is supporting young professionals in getting an opportunity to learn and grow in their professions.

ConsWorkload and work-life balance. Lot of work.

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Good place to be a grad student

Graduate Student (Current Employee)
Evanston, IL (US)

I have been working at Northwestern University full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLots of good colleagues and access to extra curricular activities. Great campus, but could use some more options for food. Some buildings are a lot nicer to work in than others. Very flexible hours, but sometimes very long hours.

ConsNot great benefits, but that's being a graduate student. Sometimes very long hours and a lot of self-motivation is required.

Advice to Senior ManagementSome more student life benefits would be nice.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Research Associate (Current Employee)
Evanston, IL (US)

I have been working at Northwestern University full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat academic environment and benefits

ConsCommute between Evanston and the med school is ROUGH.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Smart and enthusiastic coworkers.

Research Assistant (Current Employee)

I have been working at Northwestern University full-time for less than a year

ProsEveryone is encouraging and the work is meaningful. Professors give assistants a chance to learn new skills and be involved in complex projects.

ConsNot as much office culture as there could be. People are separated from each other so it can get boring at times.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Experience- Great People

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Evanston, IL (US)

I have been working at Northwestern University full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat Benefits- Can get great tuition assistance and healthcare benefits.

ConsOften under-staffed and pay is low unless you are in the highest positions

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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wonderful university

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Northwestern University

ProsBig city. Excellent public traffic. Good facilities. Excellent professors. Good campus environment.

ConsToo cold in winter. Not safe in Chicago downtown. Expensive tuition fee. Expensive dorm. Sometimes crowded.

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Great experience

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Evanston, IL (US)

I have been working at Northwestern University part-time for less than a year

ProsDecent pay, understanding supervisors, tons of free time

ConsPay could be better, Kronos is a pain to work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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