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Updated Sep 22, 2021

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4.2
81%
Recommend to a Friend
69%
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Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro
Morton Schapiro
733 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible hours, great benefits, shop access(in 159 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and easy work environment(in 124 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Poor work / life balance overall(in 39 reviews)

  • "Pay is a bit low but enough to cover living expense in Evanston(in 39 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Friendly, good work life balance

      Sep 22, 2021 - Marketing Manager in Evanston, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly and caring colleagues; beautiful campus. Good benefits

      Cons

      Have to pay for parking

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work

      Sep 22, 2021 - Registered Nurse in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      the staff and team oriented environment, annual raises/bonuses, structure, resources

      Cons

      large corporation, schedule includes nights/weekends/holidays

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Ph.D Student

      Sep 21, 2021 - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to get a doctorate degree.

      Cons

      None, great place to go to school.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      great

      Sep 19, 2021 - Student 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great place to be at for school and work

      Cons

      not always the best, but usually great

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Lab Technician

      Sep 19, 2021 - Lab Technician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      decent benefits with PFH and holiday policies, winter break

      Cons

      bureaucratic difficulties and lack of interest in

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Graduate School

      Sep 17, 2021 - Chemical Engineering Graduate Student in Evanston, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Access to employers in industry. A lot of room to grow as a student / researcher.

      Cons

      Expensive for a M.S. degree

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Benefits, Secure job

      Sep 18, 2021 - Research Technologist II in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Benefits: 15 Days Vacation, 15 Days Sick Days, 11 paid holidays, 3 days floating holidays, time off between Christmas and NYE, very good and cheap health insurance plan, 3X time match 401(k)

      Cons

      The salary can be lower than private companies.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Sep 15, 2021 - PhD Student in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Plenty of research funding opportunities

      Cons

      Pushing from PI and Hard work

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      PhD Student

      Sep 14, 2021 - PhD Student in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good healthcare, well treated, stipend decent for Chicago area

      Cons

      Not as much diversity and representation as other places

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      This was such a great job

      Sep 14, 2021 - Customer Service Representative (CSR) in Evanston, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      flexible encouraging awesome there is a lot of time to complete homework while also having fun on the job and keeping a safe and clean environment

      Cons

      I do not think I have any cons for this position

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