University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN

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Updated June 20, 2015
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  1. Resident Assistant

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN (Less than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You only need to work approximately 10 hours a week and help students on random needs. This is very manageable, as there are multiple RAs that work together.

    Cons

    You have to be under Northwestern rules, such as no drinking and visitation hours. However, these are not to hard to live with, given the free housing that you are given.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice to give to the management at this time. The job is very simple ans is run very efficiently.


  2. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Receptionist
    Former Employee - Receptionist

    I worked at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are nice and the work is pretty good

    Cons

    Growth options can be limited


  3. Asst. Director of Athletic Communication and Administration

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    Current Employee - Minnesota in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Minnesota in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to move up.


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  5. A great learning experience of technical support systems.

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    Current Employee - IT Support Technician in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - IT Support Technician in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great Managers, faculty and staff are understanding

    Cons

    Sometimes there is very little work to be done.


  6. Nice work environment with potentially great benefits (just not salary)

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    * Good people
    * Fun environment working with students
    * Benefit package (retirement, medical, reduced tuition costs for family) is more than competitive

    Cons

    * As both a nonprofit and a higher-ed university, pay lags behind what you could make in other sectors.


  7. Great place to work if you set appropriate work /life boundaries

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Christian college that is somewhat willing to innovate
    really nice colleagues
    beautiful campus near a lake

    Cons

    Overwork because funding constraints
    too much reliance on student workers

    Advice to Management

    Better clarification of expectations so staff can prioritize workload. Without this the staff really sees all work as equally mandated.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Embarrassingly poor administration.

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    Former Employee - Faculty in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Faculty in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful campus.
    Well-meaning students.
    Great geographic location for access to downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
    Small class sizes.
    Many really dedicated, student-focused faculty and staff.

    Cons

    Exceedingly narrow definitions of acceptable "Christian Lifestyle"
    Poor financial management of has crippled the academic programs which have meaningful connections for students' futures.
    Recent rounds of layoffs have devastated academic staff/faculty morale.
    New buildings on campus seem to pop up without realistic fiscal planning.
    Significant nepotistic hiring bias.
    Staff/faculty cultures maintains condescending evangelical anti-intellectual tone paired with conservative politics and dated culture warrior mentalities.

    Advice to Management

    Support the faculty and students.


  9. Great place to work, but too many siloes

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    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

    I have been working at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Christian environment, great PTO/vacation, everybody's friendly

    Cons

    Being a Christian institution, there are many people that should have/would have been let go long ago at more business minded institutions.

    Advice to Management

    Cut people who are not on board/holding the institution back. Admissions office needs to embrace web leads if they want to stay relevant.


  10. Warm, nurturing place to grow your skillsets

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Technician in Roseville, MN
    Former Employee - Student Technician in Roseville, MN

    I worked at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent leadership, particularly amongst the event staff team. I could tell people really enjoyed working together thanks to a healthy environment that encouraged productivity and growth. My training was thorough and comprehensive, and I felt cared for by my co-workers and bosses.

    Cons

    Budget cuts at the university limit staff promotions and pay growth. Time-off policies for event staff conflicted on occasion with family life. Compensation doesn't always match up for overall workload when compared to other production companies.


  11. UNWSP

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN (More than a year)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Mission, quality of students, quality of faculty

    Cons

    Ineffective leadership, inefficient usage of resources, small expectations



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