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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
2
3
4
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
2
3
4
5
"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
4
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"
Anonymous Review Image
"FMLA leave is unbeatable if you have been there for 3 years or more. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Northwestern University can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
HR Manager,
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Northwestern University to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"It gets better for the longer tenured women."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Northwestern University can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit facetime)"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Northwestern University to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"The department definitely needs more women professors, but in my time here I didn't ever feel like I was discriminated against. The University as a whole is pretty good about promoting women-centered events and seminars as well through the Women's Center."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Graduate Student, Chemistry
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Northwestern University to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Great benefits, limited career growth."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Program Assistant, N/A
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Northwestern University to other women?
"Limited growth opportunities."
Anonymous Review Image
"There are a lot of women in higher up administrative positions, but on the whole women are more scarce among the faculty. Most of the business offices are made up of women, but men still seem to occupy the positions of power."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Administrative Assistant, N/A
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Northwestern University to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Women are actually occupying many of the higher level positions here. However, women do not make as much money as men and you really need to push very hard during the negotiation stage. There is always more money available than they want you to believe. Also, maternity leave is not frowned upon here and people cover for you as much as possible when you're out."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Department Manager, N/A
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Northwestern University to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I been working here for 2 years now and since my first day I really seen a change through out the time being all around the building work here and there it's a tough time to get use to because this company has like so many buildings for one huge campus and actually even though I'm at work every day I been doing this field of work for like 20 years I feel that it's my time to start over with a totally different type of work force."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Housekeeping/janitor, N/A
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Northwestern University to other women?
"I think it's a lot of work to do but you could get use to it"
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