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Northwestern University Vacation & Paid Time Off

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Employee Comments

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  • Mar 15, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Research Assistant in Chicago, Illinois

    Not too many days off when just starting. You do get paid out your vacation time when you leave the company.

  • Mar 13, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Postdoctoral Researcher in Chicago, Illinois

    1 day/month the first year, 2 days/month the following

  • Dec 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Evanston, Illinois

    Significant vacation and sick time; Northwestern separates the two, so if you are used to PTO, that takes some getting used to. Instead of 30 days PTO, which you can use however you'd like, it would be more like 15 sick days, to be used only for your/family member's illness and 15 vacation days.

  • Nov 20, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Clinical Research Coordinator in Chicago, Illinois

    You get a nice winter break off

  • Nov 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Animal Care Technician in Chicago, Illinois

    When earn this is great you can get up to a month in vacation

  • Oct 03, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Chicago, Illinois

    When you start working at NU you start accumulation vacation & paid time off.

  • Jul 02, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Systems Analyst in Evanston, Illinois

    Winter recess (PTO) from Christmas Eve through New Year's Day. 15 VAC until you've worked 10 years (increases to 20 days, and then 25 days at 20 years). Everyone gets (3) Personal Floating holidays as well.

  • Jun 26, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Chicago, Illinois

    3 weeks paid time off is good and more holiday vacation time compared with before.

  • Jun 19, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Evanston, Illinois

    Not bad, but could be more to cover kids days off from school that you do not get at the University.

  • Jun 13, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Business Administrator in Evanston, Illinois

    to start: 3 weeks vacation and 3 personal days

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