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Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro
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    Great expectations, mostly fulfilled

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor

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


    -Great resources
    -supportive peers
    -freedom and encouragement to pursue goals


    -hierarchical leadership
    -lack of faculty-staff communication
    -poor directional leadership at the school level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top level and mid level goals do not seem to align creating uncertainty. Academics do not like uncertainty and may even resent it.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Northwestern University Interviews

Updated 8 Dec 2014
Updated 8 Dec 2014

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Academic Office Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Northwestern University.

    Interview Details

    After submitting my resume and basic information through their HR website and submitting my supplemental application where they asked questions about why I would fit the position, I was contacted for a phone interview a week later. The Summer Program Director contacted me and she was very friendly and open to answering any questions during the interview.

    She asked questions about my work experience, and some behavioral questions which were not difficult. The questions were about working on a team, logistical planning, and assessing your strengths and weaknesses. She then provided time at the end for to ask any questions about the program. She then said she contact me within a week, and I was provided with a job offer about two days after the interview.

    Overall I had a very positive interview experience, and because of the exciting and engaging work the program does I accepted the offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There is no room for negotiation. In the job description, it clearly states what salary one would receive.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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Headquarters Evanston, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1851
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue £1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year

What's NU? With its main campus in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Northwestern University (NU) serves its 16,500 students through around a dozen schools and colleges such as the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Medill School of Journalism. Its Chicago campus houses the schools of law and medicine, as well as several hospitals of the McGaw Medical Center. With a faculty of 2,500, the school has a student-teacher ratio of 7:1. NU is home to several research centers and community outreach programs; it also has a branch in Qatar. It is the only... More

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