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Updated September 19, 2017
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  • Work/life balance is not that great (in 27 reviews)

  • Low Salary respect people with same degree in industry (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place for Graduate Studies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Northwestern University full-time

    Pros

    generous stipend, socially conscious, beautiful campus

    Cons

    experience varies widely by department

    Advice to Management

    keep the family-friendly vibe; make it easier to academics to find industry jobs


  2. "Accounting Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Specialist in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Accounting Specialist in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and leadership development programs. Lots of opportunities to grow within the university. Highly professional and pleasant staff. Amazing benefits with great vacation policy and sick time. Impossible to beat educational reimbursement. Great Life work balancing programs. Lots of events for staff.

    Cons

    For my role, I have to connect the dots between different departments which sometimes take too much time. Overall, response time is still pretty fast.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do.

  3. "NU where your career goes to die.........."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and lots of perks to working for the University.

    Cons

    Very low starting pay, literally no room for advancement and they will tell you this is the case and make no excuses for it. Lots of primadonna's working here that think they are irreplaceable. Ridiculous performance review process.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the old timers who refuse to move with technology!


  4. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    none that I can think of right now

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  5. "Database Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northwestern University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    So much time off!
    Good benefits
    Flexible Schedule

    Cons

    Poor onboarding process in research.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great ! Amazing place to work"

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

    Pros

    Good people good staff and good pay

    Cons

    There are no cons itso great


  7. "Good benefits"

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

    I have been working at Northwestern University full-time

    Pros

    The university offers very good benefits, like tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    A lot of old, white men in leadership positions. Would like to see more hires, like the recent appointment of Jonathan Holloway, that reflect more diversity.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "RA at NU"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northwestern University part-time

    Pros

    It's a great scenic place to learn

    Cons

    Winter is very cold and freezing


  9. "Solid job, good stepping stone for career."

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    Current Employee - Financial Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly office environment, office superiors very down to earth and supportive, great work-life balance, outstanding benefits package (especially tuition benefits), room for advancement.

    Cons

    Work can be a bit dry at times. Must be okay with sitting at your computer for long stretches each day.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Time Working at Northwestern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northwestern University part-time

    Pros

    Peers were very intelligent, was paid on time.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons.


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