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Review averages

  • 29 employees say

    Excellent (21)
    72.413793103448%
    Good (7)
    24.137931034483%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    3.448275862069%
    4.23
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Northwestern University

Reviews - What employees say

4.23 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 25.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • none. I like my job and I plan on staying with this employer for many years.

What I like about the company

I love all the support that I have gotten since I started 3 months ago.

What I dislike about the company

None at the moment. For long term, I wish there was a career/job projection pathway. If you want to do become x position, this is what it takes.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Northwestern University
  • City
    Evanston
  • 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 Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Revamp the insurance sliding scale/deductible of those who make less than $75k a year or increase salaries. My net income is now $5k above the national poverty line. I can barely get by, but it is hard to find a place with flexible schedules. However, my cost of living issues are going to put me in an early grave.

What I like about the company

I am caregiver for a parent and my children and needed to leave my corporate job in Chicago in order to be closer to home. NU gives me flexibility with my schedule in order to do what I need to at home. However, that came with at 60% pay cut and a $6,000 insurance deductible. So I traded financial security for flexibility and I am still not sure I made the right choice.

What I dislike about the company

Even though insurance premiums are based on a sliding scale, the deductible is still very high. I cannot afford the no deductible PPO and have to go with the lowest cost option. However, that comes with at $6k deductible. I now have almost $11k in medical debt that I am still trying to dig myself out of. However, because my salary is so low, this is an incredible challenge.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match 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 University
  • City
    Evanston
  • 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 Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • They could instate summer hours.

What I like about the company

(I work in Alumni Relations & Dev.) Although my boss is one of the most notoriously supportive managers in the building, I've found that most managers are very supportive and have a good relationship with their coworkers. For the most part, teams are very collaborative. Particularly for younger employees, there is a large community and there are resources to help progress your career, even if you don't know what you want to do. Many colleagues have had interesting paths to get to higher education, and they're willing to sit with you and talk to you about it.

What I dislike about the company

There are teams that have less understanding managers, and teams that tend to be secluded. However, for the most part it's reasonable and understandable.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match 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 University
  • City
    Evanston
  • 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

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Review averages

  • 29 employees say

    Excellent (21)
    72.413793103448%
    Good (7)
    24.137931034483%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    3.448275862069%
    4.23
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Northwestern University
4.23
29 reviews

Industry average (Primary & Secondary Education/Higher Education/E-Learning)
3.59
56,367 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,677,000 reviews