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Northwestern University Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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  1. "good place to learn and grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow

    I worked at Northwestern University (More than a year)

    Pros

    great environment. growth potential, rich of resources

    Cons

    can not think of any


  2. "Enjoyed the program"

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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 community and general culture

    Cons

    Difficult to balance with schoolwork

    Advice to Management

    I think management is well run

  3. "Great place to work at"

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

    I have been working at Northwestern University part-time

    Pros

    People are very efficient in here.

    Cons

    Winter is generally very cold.


  4. "Administrative Coordinator"

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

    I worked at Northwestern University full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Salary was too low for amount of responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries to make responsibilities


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Variety of positions at various skill levels, but needs some updating"

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

    I have been working at Northwestern University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexible schedule. Certain areas of the university really value their employees.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive and the university does not fire anyone so bad workers are just moved around or stay on their positions too long. The university is also behind the times in terms of technology and renovation of the various buildings. Some areas are more than 50 years old and are in desperate need of updating and modernization.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the way staff receive promotions and raises. You would keep the better employees and be able to get rid of the dead weight. You need to have great staff to support the faculty and the many initiatives/ goals of the university's mission.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northwestern University part-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues and students to work with

    Cons

    From talking with colleagues, i heard your experience depends on department


  7. "Great place to be"

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    Former Employee - PhD Student in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northwestern University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great location and campus with lots of resources for students. Culture depends a lot on department.

    Cons

    Not much interdepartmental communication. Can be heavy bureacracy as with any university.

  8. "Excellent place for researchers"

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

    I have been working at Northwestern University full-time

    Pros

    Friendly neighbourhood, close to Chicago, good academic reputation

    Cons

    Super cold in during winder.


  9. "Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northwestern University full-time

    Pros

    NU offers endless resources to balance life with work and everything in between (i.e, flexible work hours, counseling services, fitness discounts)

    Cons

    NU can be conservative in the sense that change often takes time -- this is problematic for some people.


  10. "Very friendly"

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

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

    Pros

    Very considerate applying process and system is stable and user friendly. Working environment is great! Would love to continue to study and work at Northwestern University

    Cons

    Actually there is not much advice since I do not have a long time experience...but it’d I have to name one maybe it is the working place . There is no special room prepared for office hours. But generally satisfied

    Advice to Management

    Perfect


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