Northwestern University Photos

Northwestern University Reviews

Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro
Morton Schapiro
196 Ratings
  • Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Evanston, IL

    I have been working at Northwestern University full-time

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO


    My experience is as a postdoc, so my salary has little to do with Northwestern's policies. They provide decent enough insurance coverage options, which I assume are pretty standard across universities in the US. They have a donation matching program for your HSA (for the first year), which I loved. The faculty and staff are all professional, helpful, and friendly.


    A few organizational issues here and there, but this is probably very particular to the department in which you happen to work. Postdocs in general are kind of an anomaly in the US education system (still) -- many departments still struggle to know how to handle some of the basic paperwork, funding issues, etc.

Northwestern University Interviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Library Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online – interviewed at Northwestern University.


    I applied online through the website, heard back from the department director through email to arrange interview times. First we had a phone call, talking briefly about my experience and basic information. Then scheduled an in-person interview where I learned about how the system works, what my role will be like, etc.

    Interview Questions

Northwestern University Awards & Accolades

Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition – Add an award

Additional Info

Unlock Profile
Headquarters Evanston, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1851
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

What's NU? With its main campus in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Northwestern University (NU) serves its 16,500 students through around a dozen schools and colleges such as the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Medill School of Journalism. Its Chicago campus houses the schools of law and medicine, as well as several hospitals of the McGaw Medical Center. With a faculty of 2,500, the school has a student-teacher ratio of 7:1. NU is home to several research centers and community outreach programs; it also has a branch in Qatar. It is the ... More

Work at Northwestern University? Share Your Experiences

Northwestern University

Click to Rate