Northwestern University

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rewarding experience and high growth potential

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Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Evanston, IL
Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Evanston, IL

I worked at Northwestern University full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great education, lots of opportunities to grow. As a PhD student, I have worked in multiple labs, interned in different industries, and even got a management certificate from the Kellogg School of Business, for free.

Strong brand. Northwestern is not only well recognized in the Midwest but also on both coasts (a little surprising to me). My roommate and I got jobs in the silicon valley and some classmates got jobs in NY, PA etc. Due to NU's reputation in the business world, some of my friends with PhD in engineering were offered jobs from MCK, BCG, and Bain.

Lots of fun! Evanston is a great suburb, only 30hr driving from downtown Chicago. Countless concerts in the summer. Always have trouble in deciding which one to go to. I am a big fan of NBA and it was great experience to witness the revival of the Bulls.

Cons

Winter is a pain in the "windy city"

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northwestern University full-time

    Pros

    People are overall very content and seemed to be pleased to be there.

    Cons

    Nothing ever gets done... Far too much red tape and pointless discussions.... Way behind corporate America... But I guess that could be seen as a positive thing...

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    Pointless to offer...

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    Everything so far so good

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Evanston, IL

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, with plenty of resource for your research. You work with the most experienced kind of researchers and they do help you a lot in every aspect you can imagine.

    Cons

    Well, you need to teach, and then you need to adapt to the need of the undergrads, and they are not that easy to satisfy. Sometimes they just don't want to learn in any sense

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