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University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN Reviews

Updated July 9, 2017
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  1. "Close Community with High Standards"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Graphic Designer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Graphic Designer in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small Department, Great Values, Flexible

    Cons

    No cons for my position!


  2. "Mostly Positive"

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

    I have been working at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful culture to work in - good people. Lots of flexibility in my position.

    Cons

    If you are single, you may struggle to make ends meet if this is your only job.

  3. "Phonathon - Student Supervisor"

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

    I worked at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and job security

    Cons

    High-stress and lack of trust in the higher leadership (frequent broken promises to employees - be sure to get important details such as job title/pay/incentives in writing when hired)


  4. "University of Northwestern"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love the community here!

    Cons

    Sometimes Higher-Ed can be slow moving, and I am a fast paced worker!


  5. "Admissions is a great place to work as a student"

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    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Roseville, MN
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Roseville, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN part-time

    Pros

    - Great coworkers
    - Excellent superiors
    - Good benefits (free meals, free clothing, free attendance at events/concerts)
    - Flexible hours

    Cons

    Some of the company's goals are in conflict. The way admissions sells the school vs. how the board and donors view the school is in contrast.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the method of admissions. Fun and lively (but still productive) atmosphere


  6. "It's good for part-time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, work at your own pace, gain experience in the paperwork of being in the education field. Fun coworkers, and everyone is quite nice.

    Cons

    Some professors have trouble keeping in contact with you and it is possible to go for weeks without being given an assignment or update.


  7. "Fabulous working environment"

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

    I worked at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Collegial atmosphere, where people work together well. It's a values driven culture that is very appealing to people seeking meaning in their work. The university obviously values its employees and treats them well.

    Cons

    There are a lot of management layers, which can make it hard to change systems or innovate with processes. Many people need to sign off, even on small decisions.

  8. "Great Culture; Amazing Team"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team approach to work.
    Management always asks for feedback and listens.
    You feel valued as a person and know that your work matters.
    Best coworkers I've ever had. Good mix of hard work and fun.
    My goal is to come back as a professor.

    Cons

    Not much room for promotion.


  9. "Excellent work place for student work."

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    Former Employee - Facilities Maintenance in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Facilities Maintenance in Saint Paul, MN
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Regular hours, supportive staff, pay pretty much as expected.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but janitorial work can be dreary.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring good bosses!


  10. "Great mission-driven employer"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the greatest pros of working at Northwestern are engaging in the university's storyline (equipping Christ-centered learners and leaders to invest in others and impact the world) at every level, wonderful medical and retirement benefits, and belonging to a believing family culture among the departments/employees.

    Northwestern also invests heavily in the professional, personal, and spiritual development of every employee. Whether it's formal education, workshops, conferences, or customized development plan, Northwestern rarely says no to development requests!

    Cons

    Some of the cons can be low initial salaries, lack of promotional opportunities, and occassionally lack of cross-functional/divisional collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Build upon your brand of engaging and equipping employees; promote employees from within (vs. hiring externally); continue to drive the storyline/mission in every decision, work, and initiative undertaken by all levels--from the Cabinet down to the front-line employee.


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