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Excellent

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Former Employee - Help Desk Worker
Former Employee - Help Desk Worker

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Variety of work interaction with clients and users
Good learning experience in dealing with people and technology
Understanding supervisors when classes and exams come up

Cons

Not enough learning opportunities in terms of IT and software

Advice to Management

Offer more opportunities for students to learn more about IT

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  1. One of the best places to work that I have seen in the last 25 years

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Network Engineer in Evanston, IL
    Former Contractor - Network Engineer in Evanston, IL

    I worked at Northwestern University as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Moving beyond the state of the art to break new ground in the networking and Internet field. With the ongoing deployment of state of the art equipment a network with thousands of nodes with a chance to work on the core of the next high speed Internet.

    Cons

    Many long term employees in positions make advancement difficult one must leave to create an opening.

    Advice to Management

    Value your contractors and keep learned experience inside the system.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good work life, but experience may depend on department/school

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL

    I have been working at Northwestern University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Schedule (M-F 8:30-5), decent benefits

    Cons

    Have to wait 1 year after starting a job to transfer, salaries are not competitive with what one would get in corporate world unless you work at Medical School. When I recently applied for a job within my department that would have been considered a promotion, I was told after the fact there was a limit on how much my salary could increase. My salary is less than the midpoint for the position, so it seems like I would have been better off had I not already worked within the department.


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