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Northwestern University Benefits

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  • Jul 13, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Chicago, Illinois

    The health insurance and 401k match programs are unparalleled by any other job I have held. The benefits package overall, including tuition reciprocity for dependents, is outstanding.

  • Aug 11, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Evanston, Illinois

    Generous 401k match and paid time off is reasonable!

  • Jul 15, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Research Faculty in Evanston, Illinois

    I am limited to <50% (part time) Research Faculty in order to work on SBIR projects for a small business. Strictly speaking there are no benefits from Northwestern for less than 50% employment. However, Northwestern still lets you contribute to a 403b (no employer match). They also offer a subsidized Affordable Care Act (ACA) Value health insurance plan (HDHP) for a very reasonable fee (~$100/mo for single, no dependents).

  • Jun 30, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Project Coordinator in Chicago, Illinois

    Great benefits, match program regarding 403B contributions, health benefits are incredible and it's extremely convenient to utilize the on-sight physician practices while working during the week

  • Jun 30, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Associate Director in Evanston, Illinois

    Working at the university gets you coverage for one of the best medical systems in the country. you actually get a discount if you use Northwestern hospitals as your provider. Also has one of the most generous 401k matches I've ever seen.

  • Jun 30, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Evanston, Illinois

    Has holidays off (but be careful and look at the dates carefully before accepting) and good health and dental insurance. Tuition benefits aren't worth it. Some benefits are also limited based on length of service which is unforunate.

  • Jun 15, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Chicago, Illinois

    Great overall benefits. Retirement match is fantastic.

  • Mar 30, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Senior Human Resources Business Partner in Evanston, Illinois

    From experience, best retirement plan (403b) ever!

  • Mar 28, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Student Worker in Norristown, Pennsylvania

    great company, thank you for the amazing opportunity, this is amazing. it is a great opportunity.

  • Apr 01, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Illinois in Evanston, Illinois

    Worked as a temporary employee so didn't have benefits

Benefits Summary


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  • Pension Plan
  • Checkmark401K Plan (102)
  • CheckmarkRetirement Plan (215)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

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