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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)

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    No opinion of CEO
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    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

Northwestern University Interviews

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    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern University (Chicago, IL (US)).

    Interview

    Met with a few different professors over 2 days, attended a poster event, a few lectures, and a few social events. Professors asked questions about our interest level in the program, our backgrounds, and also expected us to ask engaging scientific questions.

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Website www.northwestern.edu
Headquarters Evanston, IL
Size 5,000+ 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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