Northwestern University

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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"Support other women. Advocate for yourself and your career. Find a sponsor. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Northwestern University can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Level of Flexibility
1
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5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Northwestern University to other women?
"Depends on where you sit"
Anonymous Review Image
"Promotion opportunities are difficult to assess internally, but if you are able to crack the code, it's a great place to work. Or, if you're comfortable with either a lateral move, or growing within the same department without formal promotion. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Northwestern University can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Northwestern University to other women?
"The university has many family-friendly employee benefits that are most helpful for women mid-career. Those things sometimes outweigh certain culture misses that impact daily work."
Anonymous Review Image
"Great benefits, great maternity leave, great retirement matching, and there is a huge effort across the university to (a) hire women in executive positions, and (b) raise the salaries of women who are not at a comparative level as their male counterparts."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Northwestern University can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Sr Systems Analyst, IT
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
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"I think some managers are more flexible than others - I wish there was a little more flexibility across campus."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 4 Unpaid
"My maternity leave occurred RIGHT before they changed the leave from only 6-8 weeks of full disability pay (with option to keep job for 12 weeks, using accrued time off or as unpaid leave) to a full 12 weeks of maternity pay with the option of up to 6 months unpaid for employees who have worked here for at least a year. Paternity leave is also offered for up to 4 weeks. This applies to mothers/fathers who have adopted as well."
Would you recommend Northwestern University to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Nice place to work at. Good evironment. Can be family friendly depends on the boss to work with."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Northwestern University can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Northwestern University to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Make sure to investigate who you're working for. Most managers and teams are supportive and enthusiastic. Some are not."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Northwestern University can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
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5
"Flexibility is lower at entry level, and there are some paths where moving up is not an option."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Northwestern University to other women?
"Overall, Northwestern is a good- and equal- workplace. Certain teams and/or managers still more likely to listen to men."
Anonymous Review Image
"Carefully choose advisor and identify support network. Talk with other students before joining lab."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Northwestern University can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Northwestern University to other women?
"Graduate student- would depend on specific department and advisor"
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