Northwestern University Reviews

Updated Sep 18, 2020

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Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro
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  1. "LOved everything"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern University full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and the work environment and culture

    Cons

    does not pay as well compared to other competitors

  2. "Overall a great experience in the office"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Copywriter 

    I worked at Northwestern University part-time

    Pros

    Great supportive staff, very flexible to time needs

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can be slow since there is so much to take care of


  3. "Research Assistant"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Undergrad Research Assistant in Evanston, IL

    I have been working at Northwestern University part-time

    Pros

    Great Manager throughout, beautiful campus

    Cons

    No cons for this experience at all

  4. "Good"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northwestern University full-time

    Pros

    Fun and good people around to work with

    Cons

    Sometimes swamped with work pressure

  5. "Assume you will never get promoted"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Research Project Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northwestern University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice facilities, professional development opportunities (coursework and seminars)

    Cons

    despite knowing that employees want recognition and promotions, most people stay in the same position as long as their PIs can keep them there.

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  6. "Excellent research"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern University full-time

    Pros

    - Abundance of excellent faculty. - Location in downtown Chicago is great.

    Cons

    - Hours can be long.

  7. "Overall Great Employer"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Talent Acquisition in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northwestern University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    NU has phenomenal benefits and overall provides a great work life balance. There is great access to resources for career growth and opportunities.

    Cons

    Some of the great benefits were recently impacted such as the retirement match. This has been temporarily suspended and I do not see this being reinstated for some time. The retirement match wait period has also been changed from 1 year to 2 years which will make it more difficult for new hires to be enticed by the match (if and when it is reinstated). As it is with every company, you have some great supervisors and not so great.

  8. "Great institution for those looking for flexibility and Tuition assistance at Northwestern"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Northwestern University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits for health and tuition if you are looking for a northwestern program

    Cons

    Low salary, not willing to negotiate from offer, no longer offer portable tuition

  9. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Financial Assistant in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    this university has so much career opportunites

    Cons

    there is alot of bias and work politics depending on the department you are hired at

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  10. "Great place to work at."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Northwestern University full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Friendly work environment and highly helpful staff

    Cons

    There's really not much to do beyond what Chicago has to offer.

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