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Survey Instructions

Survey Instructions

This survey asks for your perceptions and opinions about working at Northwestern University. Please read each question carefully. The best answer is your honest opinion. Please respond from your own perspective, not what you think others believe. There are no right or wrong answers.

The survey contains a number of statements and questions. For each statement or question, select the response that best represents your opinion. Please try to answer all questions. A comments section at the end of the survey allows you to provide additional input. To preserve the confidentiality of the survey, please do not use language or terms that might identify you in the comments section, as the comments will be provided as written.

Your individual responses will not be seen by anyone at Northwestern University. Aon Hewitt will not report responses in a way that would allow any individual or small group of individuals to be identified. All individual responses will remain confidential to Aon Hewitt.

Starting the Survey

To navigate the survey, use the scroll bar on the right side of your browser to move up and down on the screen. At the bottom of each screen, you will find buttons that allow you to continue to the next screen, go back to review previous responses, or return later.

Your responses are always saved as you click from page to page. Please use the navigation buttons at the bottom of each screen to make sure your responses are saved correctly.

Survey Completion 

This survey should take less than 20 minutes to complete. It is best if you can complete the survey in one sitting. However, if you are interrupted while responding and are unable to complete the entire survey, simply click the “Save & Return Later” button at the bottom of your screen. Then later you can log back in to complete your survey.

When you have completed all questions, click the “Submit Survey” button at the bottom of the last page. Once you do that, you will not be able to go back and review your responses.


Please complete your survey and submit it by November 17.