Northwestern University Reviews

Updated 8 February 2016
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  • decentralized way of doing things so each school/department has a unique work-life balance and work culture (in 17 reviews)

  • Very little room for advancement (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work"

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

    Pros

    People are friendly, understanding and helpful. Work is not too stressful. Office hours are relaxed as long as you get your work done and on time.

    Cons

    Low pay. But it is grant and University funded so it's understandable. Plus the work style and stress is not very high either.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "2 years"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Delhi
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Delhi
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    my job was in my home town

    Cons

    i feel there is a lot of politics.

    Advice to Management

    improve your managemet politics its acedemics so do work properly nn dont interfare in else


  3. "Tech Support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and there's a strong dynamic for team work and strong communication.

    Cons

    You leave until the work is done not when you're schedule says so.


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  5. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Northwestern University full-time

    Pros

    There are many sources and it is beautiful.

    Cons

    working in projects with teachers.


  6. "IT Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Lead IT Analyst in Evanston, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Lead IT Analyst in Evanston, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestern University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great job for work-study (and even non-work-study) students. They pay you when your work-study funding is depleted, which is often about halfway through the school year. It teaches many useful skills, and certainly challenges you to grow and develop yourself to succeed.

    Cons

    Not a job at which you can do homework. It is also sometimes a bit stressful, especially when you're quite busy and there are more people calling in.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aggressive with hiring incoming freshman. Also, it would be great if students could have opportunities to shadow other IT departments, so they could understand how things work on the other end.


  7. "Great Place to Lifeguard!"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Skokie, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Skokie, IL (US)
    Recommends

    I worked at Northwestern University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The university's aquatic facility is a clean, well-kept place that was very enjoyable to lifeguard at!

    Cons

    Easy to get a sunburn whilst lifeguarding at the beach during the summer months if you skipped on the sunscreen!

    Advice to Management

    Can't think of any advice; keep up the great work!


  8. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of funding, good supervision

    Cons

    The competition in the school can be challenging.


  9. "A quality workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northwestern University part-time

    Pros

    Lots of research focus Very relaxed environment Friendly people, provided one is in the right area. Other areas can be a bit more bureaucratic and snippy with you

    Cons

    Since I was a summer worker, no PTO and no perks of any kind really, but it was rewarding work, by and large.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the bureaucracy, offer a few more perks to new workers, and you'll be pretty much set.


  10. "Senior Communications Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Senior Communications Coordinator in Evanston, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Communications Coordinator in Evanston, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Northwestern University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, professional environment, diverse culture

    Cons

    Don't really have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Able to learn a lot from doing lab work. Very professional professors and mentors in the lab

    Cons

    Not really an internship, but as a research opportunity, it is indeed great



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