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Updated March 31, 2017
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  1. "Nice People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Louis University full-time

    Pros

    Have met some of the sweetest staff here.

    Cons

    None at the time of this review


  2. Helpful (3)

    "low, low, low pay"

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    Current Employee - Faculty in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Faculty in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Louis University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    very pleasant, non-toxic atmosphere
    wonderful students
    Chicago location is fabulous

    Cons

    rock-bottom salary and benefits for professors esp. senior ones
    asking faculty to do 2-3 full time jobs for 1 position
    constant bureaucracy
    several years with ZERO pay increase

    Advice to Management

    reward faculty who perform if you want to keep them, or prevent reviews like this one
    get on par with other higher ed institutions - you're not even in the ball park
    stop talking about simplifying bureaucracy and actually do it

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Going down hill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Louis University full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Low morale among employees. People are overworked, confused as to what management wants. Poor communication between lower level employees and leadership. Leadership looks for improvements where improvements are not needed creating chaos and high stress levels among employees. Good people are quiting or are on a verge of quiting. Micromanaging. No raises:(

    Advice to Management

    Please be clear what you want and let us do our jobs.

    National Louis University Response

    Jan 31, 2017 – Sr HR Generalist

    We couldn't agree more, NLU benefits are good and the work-life balance just showcases how much of a family environment we really are. Management have made a great effort to share the strategic plan... More


  4. "Adjunct faculty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexibility and that's pretty much it. full time existing program faculty are available and responsive

    Cons

    not enough courses therefore consistently planning life is difficult without a uniform schedule on which to depend


  5. "Adjunct Professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Louis University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well known institution. Becoming more visible and marketing the school. Stable university.

    Cons

    Sometime their are limited classes. Support for adjunct staff.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Adm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Louis University full-time

    Pros

    My co-workers, they are great group of people.

    Cons

    University is extremely top heavy, low enrollment but enrollment department is fully staffed.


  7. "Administrative"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Louis University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good place to work

    Cons

    Many managers appear to busy to work with the Federal Work Study Students

    Advice to Management

    Have more empathy for student workers

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Does not value employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at National Louis University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My coworkers and location of campus

    Cons

    Can barely live of the salary. Not even a cost of living raise two years in a row. Manager is the worst I have ever had. Controlling, condescending and demeaning. Various complaints to HR and director about her and nothing done.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees! Pay people who have been there longer less then those who just started. Does not give team raises and then creates a whole new position despite being told we don't have budget for raises. Whole team went to management to express concerns about our terrible direct manager and absolutely nothing was done. Great coworkers but not valued whatsoever. What a shame.

    National Louis University Response

    Jan 31, 2017 – Sr HR Generalist

    We in Human Resources value our employees and take complaints seriously. If you continue to experience problems, please reach out the HR team.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "NLU- Ilinois"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good vacation time, tuition waiver, tuition exchange

    Cons

    lack of career growth, no merit increase


  10. "Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Office was close to home

    Cons

    No pay raise in 4 years

    Advice to Management

    Treat people better


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