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Northwestern University Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
386 Reviews

3.9
386 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The benefits cannot be beat, and work-life balance is outstanding (in 21 reviews)

  • Great Benefits- Can get great tuition assistance and healthcare benefits (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • No work/life balance options available (in 8 reviews)

  • They are reluctant to terminate problematic Faculty and Staff at the management level (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great entry level position

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Tuition benefits and beautiful campus

    Cons

    Low pay. Decentralized university makes it feel bigger than it needs to be,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    NA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    personal growth, training, leadership, colture

    Cons

    compensation, rank, culture, art, personal growth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Summer REU at a beautiful university

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Resources for research are readily available, and as I said, it is a beautiful campus. The equipment is top notch--and so are the publications that the materials science department produces.

    Cons

    I was a summer research "intern" for 9 weeks--in my 9 weeks there were no significant problems.

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    Northwestern

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    Current Employee - Purchasing  in  Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Evanston, IL

    Pros

    Good bosses and good work environment

    Cons

    Temporary positions and lack of full time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Various positions

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to work, many different opportunities in the summer months.

    Cons

    Hard to get a full time position.

  7.  

    Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone in the Student Affairs dept. is a pleasure to work with. People are friendly, pay is decent and they're generally pretty good about work-life balance.

    Cons

    Some departments have bigger budgets than they know what to do with. I've noticed a lot of wasted money, which really isn't fair to the students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring a company in to audit purchases and discuss ways to limit wasted money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    research assisteant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    challenging, interesting, diversified, self-driver and good collaborative environment

    Cons

    medium compensation, less industrial connection and cross disciplinary collaboration

  9.  

    Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Excellent benefit package. Match and un-match for your retirement.

    Cons

    High Traffic and insufficient parking space.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A productive work experience with great coworkers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Competitive Salary
    Interesting and good Co workers
    Beautiful location
    Productive societal contribution

    Cons

    Micro Management of employees
    Slow growth opporutnities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow room for greater mobility and growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Temporary position at Northwestern University Chicago campus.

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, supportive, helpful, team environment. NU gives you the tools to work in your role. Flexibility in schedule. Great learning experience.

    Cons

    All departments are different from one another in the sense of culture, environment and experience. Temporary position was not long enough to really dig into any additional cons during my short experience at Northwestern. Realize it depends on each individual's experience in different departments.

    Recommends
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