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Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILOctober 9, 2018
Worked as a Research Assistant in Undergraduate Lab. Great experience to academic research environment and to complement what I learned in the classroom
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Terrific faculty, staff and students
Freshman Program Coordinator, Engineering (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILOctober 2, 2018
Over the course of 19 years I had several different positions at Northwestern. It was in the above position, working with students, supervised by amazingly caring, supportive deans in the McCormick School of Engineering, where I discovered my passion.

But whether supporting the University through secretarial/administrative skills, or by working in a supportive capacity with students, I found working at Northwestern to be extremely rewarding.
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Great Work Enviornment
Financial Specialist (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 1, 2018
The University has several departments and I can only speak on the two that I've had the pleasure to work in. There's a lot of flexibility and room to grow.

You are given the opportunity to be in charge of your career decisions.
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Highly competitive
SOP COORDINATOR (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 25, 2018
They provide in-house training and work/life counseling. Benefits are varied and affordable. Mentor program available for women. Other after-work activities as well.
Pros
employee recognition
Cons
short lunch breaks
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Nice environment and good work/life balance
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) –  Evanston, ILSeptember 19, 2018
For scientific research, Northwestern has a collaborative culture. The indoor working environment is nice, and the outdoor view is a plus. I have so far enjoyed a good work/life balance.
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Great place to work
Theatre Box Office Manager (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILSeptember 10, 2018
I was an undergrad there. When I decided to return after a few years for a master's I also applied for a position and got one. That helped pay for my tuition. It's a great working environment. Everybody is focused on education, that's cool.
Pros
tuition reimbursement, great environment, great people
Cons
pay is so-so
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Good place to study and work
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILSeptember 5, 2018
Working as RA at Northwestern University is perfect. You got enough mentorship from your supervisor and teachers. enough support for job search. Good benefits
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Loved it here
Counseling & Psychological Services Secretary (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILAugust 29, 2018
Once you get your foot in the door your golden, as long as you have a great work ethic. There are opportunities to transfer to other departments and build a career here.
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University Laboratory
Graduate Student (Current Employee) –  Evanston, ILAugust 27, 2018
Poor resources for career advancement beyond an academic career. Graduate program focused on producing papers and professors and not developing students. I think its par for the course though.
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Top University in IE
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Cook County, ILAugust 16, 2018
It is definitely the top college in the world in the field of Industrial Engineering. The faculty's research understanding is combined with the Data Science, which also enables Computer Science students to be in collaborate with IE professors.
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Music Performance Faculty Support
Music Performance Faculty Support (Current Employee) –  Evanston, ILAugust 14, 2018
Duties include but are not limited to: Under direct supervision, following established Center and departmental policy, performing a wide variety of duties to assist in the smooth functioning of the school and students. Preparing course materials and exams, grading assignments and exams, proctoring exams, preparing and posting grades, holding regularly scheduled office hours and providing individual and/or group assistance to students/faculty, and performing other admin related duties as needed.
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Interesting Work Environment
Web Editor (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILAugust 3, 2018
• Responsible for the layout, visual appearance and brand hierarchy of websites on the Kellogg domain
• Present design solution to clients for websites and online communications
• Design and build websites from the ground up in HTML with CSS and JavaScript
• Managing web design projects and working closely with clients to manage expectations, team roles and the status of the project
• Provide technical guidance and solution options during the planning and development stage of new websites
• Design and support administrative staff with creation of HTML email campaigns and email newsletters while maintaining a consistent school-wide look and feel
• Closely liaison with Marketing and Communications graphic design team to ensure online projects are created in concert with printed materials and advertising campaigns
• Working closely with clients on information architecture, usability and best practices in web design
Pros
monthly staff lunches and monthly staff breakfasts
Cons
millennial co-workers with bad work ethics
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Great Place to Advance
Financial Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 1, 2018
Cutting edge university, mission driven, great benefits, great environment, friendly staff, great long term benefits, stability, awesome work/life balance program.
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Great Temp Positions
Librarian Assistant (Former Employee) –  Waukegan, ILJuly 29, 2018
Great temp positions with great pay, casual work environment, mostly friendly staff, faculty and co-workers, beautiful campuses, and lots of holidays and school days off.
Pros
Pay, location, work environment
Cons
If you're a temp, there's no guarantee you'll be picked up for your job permanently. It may go to someone else.
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Big Ten Athletic Program
Assistant Athletic Director, Academic Services (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILJuly 29, 2018
Very challenging academic school; outstanding national reputation; multiple campuses, improving athletic program that has improved in the way it supports its students and student-athletes
Pros
Great placement rates for jobs and graduate schools
Cons
none
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ok to work
Sr. Research Study Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 23, 2018
need more employees to do the job, more work not enough staff. Overworked staff tend to get tired and call in sick and are not motivated. If were fully staffed the employees are not so stressed out so they can be motivated to do their best.
Pros
great benafits
Cons
over worked
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Ample supportive academic environment
DOCTORAL RESEARCHER (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILJuly 10, 2018
There is ample support for students who are treated like employees. The university focuses on academic as well as non-academic career options for doctoral students, which is very helpful. The administrators are approachable and always there to listen to employee concerns.
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Mind blowing experience
Teacher/Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILJuly 8, 2018
Working at Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University was a totally new experience on its own. I taught Chemistry and Logic to 5 years old kids.
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Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILJuly 5, 2018
Typical day of work was doing research and going to class.

Hardest part of the job was doing some of the technical writing.

Most enjoyable part of the job was finishing the degree.
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Advanced healthcare technology
Program Assistant III (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 1, 2018
A typical day at work is always dedicated to patient care first! I have learned to interact with patients and visitors from all backgrounds. Management is constantly changing at Northwestern, which makes is uncomfortable for job security. The hardest part of the job is the unavailability of Human Resources to discuss open opportunities. The most enjoyable part of the job is the facility itself, and the Gold Coast location.
Pros
Overturn in management
Cons
Conveniently located
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