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Great place to start of a scientific career

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Current Employee - Research Technologist II  in  Evanston, IL
Current Employee - Research Technologist II in Evanston, IL

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

Pros

I have worked for 3 different lab at NU and I must say they were all professional, relaxed and willing to help you learn and expand your scientific understanding.

Cons

Collaboration is sometimes slow and political.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Helpful and mostly available.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great, hands on experience with employees

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    Current Employee - Financial Planner  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Planner in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Great training process and very welcoming to new employees

    Cons

    Mostly commission, and cold calling. NOT FOR EVERYONE

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Director of Operations in a multi million $ federally funded Research Center

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    Current Employee - Director of Operations  in  Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Evanston, IL

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

    Pros

    Great science, outstanding faculty, excellent students, superb reputation

    Cons

    Upper management is largely clueless about how faculty directors manage personnel and funds. Certain faculty get "rockstar" status based on their scientific accomplishments and can misuse federal funds without intervention from the university leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    VPs are usually arising from within the ranks of faculty. Hence, impartial oversight does not take place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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