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Northwestern University Reviews

Updated 28 August, 2014
Updated 28 August, 2014
388 Reviews

3.9
388 Reviews
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Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The benefits cannot be beat, and work-life balance is outstanding (in 21 reviews)

  • Great Benefits- Can get great tuition assistance and healthcare benefits (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • No work/life balance options available (in 8 reviews)

  • They are reluctant to terminate problematic Faculty and Staff at the management level (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    it is an amazing university

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    i 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good place to have carrier

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great entry level position

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northwestern University

    Pros

    Tuition benefits and beautiful campus

    Cons

    Low pay. Decentralized university makes it feel bigger than it needs to be,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    NA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northwestern University as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    personal growth, training, leadership, colture

    Cons

    compensation, rank, culture, art, personal growth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Summer REU at a beautiful university

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northwestern University as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Resources for research are readily available, and as I said, it is a beautiful campus. The equipment is top notch--and so are the publications that the materials science department produces.

    Cons

    I was a summer research "intern" for 9 weeks--in my 9 weeks there were no significant problems.

  6.  

    Northwestern

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    Current Employee - Purchasing  in  Evanston, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Evanston, IL (US)

    I have been working at Northwestern University as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good bosses and good work environment

    Cons

    Temporary positions and lack of full time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Various positions

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northwestern University

    Pros

    Good place to work, many different opportunities in the summer months.

    Cons

    Hard to get a full time position.

  8.  

    Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northwestern University as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone in the Student Affairs dept. is a pleasure to work with. People are friendly, pay is decent and they're generally pretty good about work-life balance.

    Cons

    Some departments have bigger budgets than they know what to do with. I've noticed a lot of wasted money, which really isn't fair to the students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring a company in to audit purchases and discuss ways to limit wasted money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Community Assistant

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    Former Employee - Community Assistant  in  Evanston, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Community Assistant in Evanston, IL (US)

    I worked at Northwestern University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is located in a nice town but also just a half hour to hour from Chicago.

    Cons

    The people at the top don't even pretend to care about your opinion, even if you're the one interacting more closely with students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Worked as an Instructor, Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, Graduate Assistant, and Tutor

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student  in  Evanston, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Evanston, IL (US)

    I worked at Northwestern University part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great access to digital and print resources (world-class library and subscriptions to many expensive research databases).

    Cons

    The Graduate School was not very supportive of graduate students, denying them university funding opportunities after their fifth year when the average time to complete a Ph.D. is much longer than five years. Also, the university-sponsored health insurance for graduate student employees was mediocre.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer funding opportunities to graduate students at least through their 8th year and offer better health and dental coverage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    research assisteant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northwestern University

    Pros

    challenging, interesting, diversified, self-driver and good collaborative environment

    Cons

    medium compensation, less industrial connection and cross disciplinary collaboration

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