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University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN Reviews

Updated May 4, 2018
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  1. "Fantastic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent team, fulfilling mission, respected organization, great location, positive culture, proud to be here.

    Cons

    Parking can be a challenge if you don't get here early


  2. "Wonderful place"

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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 full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    UNW has some of the best people and greatest mission. Impacting thousands of students’ lives. It is hard to find a better place to work.

    Cons

    Pay is lower as it is a non-profit.

  3. "Student Employment at UNWSP"

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    Current Employee - Stage Technician in Roseville, MN
    Current Employee - Stage Technician in Roseville, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours as a student, great work experience while in college

    Cons

    Hour restrictions are rough being a poor college student, but what are you gonna do?


  4. "Great Environment and Wonderful People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    While a lot is expected of you, the work is rewarding.

    Cons

    My position had no benefits and was very seasonal.


  5. "Overall good workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It is truly a Christ-centered workplace, and my team felt like family.

    Cons

    Between departments there were some strange politics that sometimes prohibited forward movement.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the experts within your own organization. Stop hiring contractors to do what you already have capable employees for.


  6. "Teacher's Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    One of the biggest pros for the company of the University of Northwestern - St. Paul, was the ability to choose your own hours.

    Cons

    Since I was a student worker, I only had a maximum of five hours a week. I wish more hours had been available to me.

    Advice to Management

    If I were to give advice to the management it would be to give more direction to the student, when I was working, there wasn't much direction.


  7. "Not Quite What's Advertised"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    flexibility
    some departments have great managers
    good benefits

    Cons

    low pay
    undervalued
    more work for same pay

  8. "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.


  9. "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)


  10. "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


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