Northwestern University Employee Reviews

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over all northwestern is a great place to put your name out there based the school name
Animal Care Technician (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 9, 2018
Northwestern gave me an opportunity to really learn about animal care and research co workers researcher was great to learn from, great experience.heavy work load based on your experience really strick about animal care which is standard operation procedure.northwestern can really be a great place to work if they had better managers that had more experience.
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good atmosphere in higher ed
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Evanston, ILApril 25, 2018
Great working with faculty, staff, and students. Working environment is better than corporate world. Overloaded with job duties and unable to keep up.
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Over an enjoyable place to work
Accounting Specialist (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILApril 23, 2018
I enjoyed the staff and my job responsibilities. I enjoyed helping others and learning Northwestern's financial system. Working with our various vendors at times was difficult but also quite rewarding when we were able to get them paid. There was never a dull moment and I truly enjoyed that. The work environment will definitely be missed.
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Great Learning experiences
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILApril 16, 2018
Highly interactive with the professor;
Highly interactive with students;
Great learning experiences;
A totally different perspective from taking the class as a student.
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Program Manager - Executive Programs (Current Employee) –  Evanston, ILApril 12, 2018
Kellogg School of Management is a great employer for later career, successful professionals who are looking for stability and security. However there are no mechanisms within the company to recognize high achievers, and this left me feeling slightly underappreciated. Feedback was also not always given in a thorough and timely manner, so it was difficult to course-correct and led to situations of de-motivation.
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Great
Temporary Worker (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILApril 9, 2018
Nice place to work. They are conisiderate and take care of it’s employe should anything happen to them. Also are flexible with days off and things of that nature.
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Working at NU was diffrent
Payroll Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Evanston , ILApril 5, 2018
Typical day is busy, Learn hiring process. Management is ruff, Culture is great. Hardest part of the job is Management. Happy community enjoyable day
Pros
The benefits were not bad
Cons
Some of the employees needs to be compensated better
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Great Place to work with very good educational benefit
Lead DBA (Current Employee) –  Evanston, ILApril 2, 2018
University pays employee and dependents education with discount. It is friendly work environment and team spirit. Campus lakeside location is excellent, plus school library.
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Resident Assistant - only worth it if you really need the room
Resident Assistant (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILApril 2, 2018
Not the best place to work as an undergrad if you really want extra money. Rooms are ugly and moldy, food is extremely sub-par. Managers expect your life to revolve around it. If you can afford to live off campus and work somewhere else, do it.
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Good place to work
Program Assistant - Kellogg School of Management (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILApril 1, 2018
There is a feeling of stability working at Northwestern as people seem to care about others. The pace is moderate with few deadlines. But as one who worked for the temporary division, I never knew how long my assignment would last, not, did I know if there was a new job waiting for me.
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A Good Place To Work
Technologist (Current Employee) –  Evanston, ILMarch 25, 2018
A good mix of fast and slow, challenging and banal. Work life balance is great and you can, in certain positions, leave work at work. Lots of opportunities for professional growth but not salary growth or position advancement. Management structure is pretty static with little turnover.
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Very good university
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Evanston, ILMarch 21, 2018
Northwestern is a renowned university with world-class research facilities in materials science and Electrical Engineering. Staff is very nice and helpful. Graduate School greatly supports student activities.
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collaborative work environment
US permanent resident (Current Employee) –  Evanston, ILMarch 14, 2018
Every faculty member and administrative officer have their own enthusiasm for the roles, and have collaborative mind. Very open mind and equal opportunity. most of all, people freely work without any strict regulation.
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good healthcare benefit
Cons
short lunch time
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5.0
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Great place to work
Health Interviewer II/Research Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 13, 2018
Northwestern is a fantastic employer, located downtown Chicago. Employees are very nice, medical staff is extremely helpful and caring. Fast paced and cutting edge technology!
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Very open environment
Senior Accounting Specialist (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILMarch 7, 2018
Very open and welcoming workplace. Very open to suggestions and new ideas. Always making sure everyone has the tools and information they need to succeed and advance
Pros
Great work environment
Cons
Nonw
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4.0
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Good place to work
Project Coordinator (Research Administrator) (Current Employee) –  Evanston, ILFebruary 20, 2018
It's a good place to work. But you have to move to a new position for any kind of substantial raise. Most departments are very casual. Good choices for food in and around campus.
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Excellent Opportunity
Assistant Director of Donor Relations (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILFebruary 13, 2018
I learned a great deal from both working and academically. Northwestern was home for me in many ways. Since learning is my main priority there were a plethora of opportunities to do so.
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Good Tutoring Job
Engineering Analysis II Course Leader (Current Employee) –  Evanston, ILFebruary 12, 2018
Helpful and easy workplace intended to help tutors better develop their abilities to help students. Easy to get acquainted and be a part of the team. Good workplace
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A fun and productive place to work.
Department Assistant, Theatre (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILFebruary 12, 2018
Northwestern University if a wonderful and great place to work. The management and workplace culture is outstanding. I learned to deal with people from different countries.
Pros
Great place to work
Cons
None
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great family environment
Spirit Squad Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Evanston, ILFebruary 9, 2018
This is a great place to work as long as you are prepared for a non standard work week. Nights and weekends are a must. Days are long. Athletics never stops.
Pros
highly competitive - great family environment
Cons
long hours
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