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Good place to work with good work environment.

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Former Employee - Research Data Analyst Senior in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Research Data Analyst Senior in Chicago, IL

I worked at Northwestern University full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

Very competitive benefits package, including education and retirement. Compensation competitive with other similar institutions.

Cons

Sometimes difficult to navigate the levels of administration. Somewhat unclear management structure at times. This is probably the case with similar institutions as well.

Advice to Management

More clear management structure.

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  1. Good research environment and beautiful lakeside view, however not the best salary/working conditions for grad students

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    Former Employee - Visiting Predoctoral Fellow in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Visiting Predoctoral Fellow in Evanston, IL

    I worked at Northwestern University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great research university. There is an emphasis to develop high-impact leading and innovative research. Colleagues are in general eager to discuss new projects or share their insights into one's research. Work ethic is in general very good.
    The university constantly attracts first-class speakers to give lectures in seminars or scientific conferences.
    The Science Library is not the most complete I've ever been to but still has many relevant titles and great electronic resources.

    Cons

    Massive buildings like the Tech Institute or Francis Searle are not the most welcoming inside. Some of the grad student offices can be dark with few or no windows, with old furniture and crowded which is not an optimal working environment.
    The same goes for the central library. The working experience could be better but the overal design does not help.
    There is also not a lot of communication between departments around joint projects.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to attract more leading scientists to become a leader institution in complex systems and interdisciplinary sciences. The productivity and overall experience of grad students could be improved with better working environments.


  2. Mixed bag turned to hellish descent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northwestern University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great students. Great possiblilites that never emerge

    Cons

    Pay is bad. Colleagues great at first in the Chinese program and PAAL. Then became two-faced with ulterior motives and Chinese Communist/Red Guard tactics to oversee staff and professors. Demoralizing!

    Advice to Management

    Be fair and democratic, not authoritarian and self-serving, sepecially middle-managment. Top management needs to oversee middle. Professors work hard and get hurt if they don't play politics.


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