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Reviews for Northwestern College

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
2.40
Support from management
2.40
Teamwork
3.20
Freedom to work independently
3.40
Internal Communication
2.20
Office / Work Environment
2.50
Environmental Friendliness
2.80
Work-Life Balance
2.80
Challenging Work
2.89
Inclusive / Diverse
3.20

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.10
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.50
Career Development
1.89
Overall compensation for your work
2.40
Company Image
2.50
Job Security
1.80
Handicapped Accessibility
2.80
Workplace Safety
3.33
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

No flex. working hours Parking in 5 of 10 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 3 of 10 reviews No stock or equity options 401(k) in 5 of 10 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely Desirable office location in 1 of 10 reviews Tuition assistance in 5 of 10 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 2 of 10 reviews No defined contribution company match/employer 401(k) match Flexible spending account in 3 of 10 reviews Paid time off in 7 of 10 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 7 of 10 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 6 of 10 reviews

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 5 of 10 reviews Employee discounts in 3 of 10 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 4 of 10 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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Suggestions for improvement

  • More enrollment, better quality of student being enrolled. More use of the library/more encouragement to use the library by faculty. Better Library-Faculty interaction.

What I like about the company

I got promoted, which enabled me to support my husband and myself so we didn't lose our home.
I got to introduce new databases to the college.
I got to help students with their information needs, and ideally helped them to stay in college through graduation.

What I dislike about the company

I think it was a mistake to get rid of the other staff member in my department. So I have to be the only librarian for 700 students. Great.
I wish I could buy more books for the library.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    Northwestern College
  • City
    Bridgeview
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Better pay and better benefits would be helpful.

What I like about the company

Good flexibility
Good people to work with
Excellent mission

What I dislike about the company

Too expensive so students need to take on debt to pay for college.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Northwestern College
  • City
    Orange City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More honest communication regularly instead of just giving bad news.

What I like about the company

helping students, helping co-workers with their tasks when I can. Having pleasant interactions with co-workers.

What I dislike about the company

Not so much disapprove as frustrated with either the non-existent communication or poor communication from the corporate office to the staff.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Northwestern College
  • City
    Chicago
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered
  • 09.Dec 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • The one thing that could help out a lot is better marketing to generate interest in what we're doing.

What I like about the company

If there is a problem with a project I'm working on. They are understanding of the problem and hold up and they offer suggestions to rectify any situation.

What I dislike about the company

I wish they had a 401k match and a better healthcare plan.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Northwestern College
  • City
    Bridgeview
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 02.Jan 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

The culture is all about the money not the students

Support from management

There is no clear goals and lack of training

Teamwork

Lack of communication and lack of integrity

Freedom to work independently

There is no trust

Internal Communication

No direction in what your job duties are and very little communication

Office / Work Environment

Always a tense environment

Environmental Friendliness

Lack any concern for the environment

Work-Life Balance

Ery little work-life balance

Company Image

Not at all. It was a big mistake

Job Security

No stability. The company is not financially stable

Challenging Work

Very pround of the work I produced but they do not acknowledge.

Inclusive / Diverse

Not at all

Suggestions for improvement

  • Stop listening to the one individual that has little expereince. Let the experts you hired domthere jobs. Listen and learn from your staff.

What I like about the company

the academic staff were dedicated faculty

What I dislike about the company

The faculty are excellent

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Northwestern College
  • City
    Rosemont
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Executive leadership
  • 12.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Annual reviews. pay raises

What I like about the company

The environment.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Northwestern College
  • City
    Chicago
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered
  • 25.Nov 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • matching a 401K. pay raises

What I like about the company

A paycheck

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Northwestern College
  • City
    Chicago
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 17.Mar 2016
  • Employee

Support from management

Immediate supervisor was excellent. Above that no

Suggestions for improvement

  • Listen to employees who have worked for a long time at the college

What I like about the company

At the end nothing

What I dislike about the company

Stop trying to be like an other college. Northwestern doesn't offer anything another college doesnt

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Northwestern Business College
  • City
    Bridgeview
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 22.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Lower tuition, replace management with people who are passionate about helping students instead of just numbers. Reward support employees for their hard work, be realistic about budget goals. Give employees overtime and annual raises, as promised in offer letters

What I like about the company

Decent salary, okay benefits

What I dislike about the company

High turnover, no support from managers, unrealistic sales goals. Bad morale stressful work environment, management has no integrity. No one has gotten a raise in years

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    Northwestern College
  • City
    Chicago
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 14.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Internal Communication

Information was not shared

Office / Work Environment

No raises for 5 years

Suggestions for improvement

  • Give raises. Show employees you care

What I like about the company

Nothing

What I dislike about the company

Everything. Management does not work with other employees. Company has favorites. Not a lot of chance to move up.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Northwestern Business College
  • City
    Bridgeview
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Higher-level services in healthcare and nursing