Northwestern University Benefits

4.2
387 Ratings

Which benefits does Northwestern University provide?

Current and former employees report that Northwestern University provides the following benefits. It may not be complete.

Insurance, Health & WellnessFinancial & RetirementFamily & ParentingVacation & Time OffPerks & DiscountsProfessional Support

Insurance, Health & Wellness

Health Insurance
4.6
111 Ratings
3.9
15 Ratings
3.1
8 Ratings
4.0
8 Ratings
3.8
5 Ratings
4.0
3 Ratings

Financial & Retirement

4.3
37 Ratings
4.5
4 Ratings

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

4.2
78 Ratings
4.0
21 Ratings
4.2
20 Ratings
2.0
3 Ratings

Perks & Discounts

Professional Support

3.9
24 Ratings
3.2
13 Ratings
2.6
5 Ratings

Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Health Insurance(129 comments)

    Health insurance is affordable and the options available are easy to understand.

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off(85 comments)

    Best thing is that they have instituted a winter recess between Christmas and new year’s when campus mostly shuts down and everyone has days off that do not count toward vacation bank.

  • Employee Discount(41 comments)

    Many local discounts with wildcard

Jul 21, 2021
5.0
Current Employee

Nice health insurance, 5% + 5%max matching 401k if self contributing 5%, 3 weeks PTO

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Jul 12, 2021
5.0
Current Employee

Northwestern offers both matching retirement contributions and automatic retirement contributions to staff.

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Jul 9, 2021
5.0
Current Employee

Best benefit package you can find these days

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Jul 4, 2021
5.0
Current Employee

Excellent benefits, including pre-tax retirement and HSA contributions (with high-deductible plan), commuter benefits, and tuition discount for employees. Tuition discount is currently 90% for full-time, eligible employees.

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Jul 15, 2021
4.0
Current PhD Student in Evanston, IL, Illinois

Health insurance is the only benefit available to me.

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Jul 14, 2021
3.0
Current Employee

Great health insurance options available.

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Jul 2, 2021
4.0
Former Employee

Good health insurance and decent retirement savings plan. Good internal professional development options, including some select programs that feature professors from Kellogg and other schools.

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Jun 30, 2021
3.0
Current Employee

Typical benefits, a bit more on holiday and PTO

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Jun 25, 2021
4.0
Former Program Coordinator in Evanston, IL, Illinois

Great medical benefits, insurance package, commuter benefits, etc.

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Jun 25, 2021
3.0
Current Special Events Manager in Evanston, IL, Illinois

The best thing is the 10% retirement contribution from the University, but they suspended it from May 2020 until January 2021 and it really shook employees' confidence that they will maintain it going forward.

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