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Northwestern University Reviews

Updated March 18, 2019
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  1. "Center for Talent Development Work Study"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Former Employee - Student Worker

    I worked at Northwestern University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    really flexible hours, friendly work environment

    Cons

    tasks were tedious and sometimes felt like they had little impact, but have to be done


  2. "Great Work Environment and Good Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northwestern University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a fantastic place to work

    Cons

    Chciago can get expensive to live in

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northwestern University full-time

    Pros

    Great people, interesting projects, god benefits

    Cons

    grant dependent salary, no stability


  4. "Good part time job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northwestern University part-time

    Pros

    Good balance and understanding of other priorities

    Cons

    Was boring and repetitive at tjmes


  5. "Overall, good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Northwestern University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid sick time, retirement benefits, independence

    Cons

    long hours, managers in my department weren't great at delegating tasks


  6. "Overall Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Program Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, access to university resources in addition to department and/or school-specific resources, pretty easy to maintain work-life balance (40/hr work week)

    Cons

    No substantial bonuses/ salary increases based on merit, not much room for growth unless you switch departments or job functions


  7. "phd lol"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northwestern University full-time

    Pros

    You get to do research.

    Cons

    There should be moar coffee.

  8. "It was a good experience for college"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great connections

    Cons

    Not the best hours or most consistent work


  9. "Tiring"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Evanston, IL

    I have been working at Northwestern University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of funding, great resources,

    Cons

    Not so many bright minds as the top schools (Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, MIT, CalTech). Competitive people with strong cases of imposter syndrome.


  10. "Wonderful place to work"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Evanston, IL

    I have been working at Northwestern University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits especially the university tuition benefit for you and your family.

    Cons

    Some of the employees have worked there for so long and lack a sense of passion