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Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
63 Reviews
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63 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance; the university is typically on a 830-430 schedule (in 7 reviews)

  • Supportive, Autonomous, great benifit (free tuition/200% retirement match) & Forward Thinking (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Pay is lower given industry, terrible performance management (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management no longer wants employees to think independently (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    So far so good at Northeastern!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff, odd students that keep you laughing and having fun. The desks are super big and the chairs are the softest, cushiest things you've ever sat in!

    Cons

    The students are odd. :) They keep things interesting! It's also a hike from where ever you park. Depends on which building you work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better salary, and childcare would be really good to have. Don't yell so much! Too much yelling for my taste.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I'm just working as a Grad Assistant. So far, so good.

    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Northeastern University

    Pros

    Everyone is always so nice and they are very flexible with everything.

    Cons

    I have not found any yet.

  3.  

    I've been working as an research assistant at northeastern university for one and half year.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Nice facilities and logistics, excellent location. Good source of funding and some really nice professors.

    Cons

    The reputation of the school seems not so well established. It's still regarded as an second tier school...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience for Student Affairs Professionals interested in study abroad/international education

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Site Director/Assistant Site Director
    Former Contractor - Site Director/Assistant Site Director

    I worked at Northeastern University as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Travel Benefits - you get to live abroad and work in an international setting
    Experience in several areas of Student Affairs including residence life, service learning, programming, study abroad, conduct, and crises management
    Great "team" environment at site location as well as in Boston
    Opportunities to teach and supervise
    The position allows you to attend fun excursions and cultural activities alongside the students

    Cons

    Can be difficult to establish work/life balance
    Taking vacation days can be challenging due to workload and schedule conflicts
    Position is for a fixed period of time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase vacation days for employees at site locations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    network engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northeastern University

    Pros

    people here are really professional and kind. The job is interesting and gave me the good opportunity to learn more advanced skills in networking. Besides, benefits here is good.

    Cons

    This job require a high sense of responsibility. And sometimes it needs work at night or emergency. The last one, the task here is some kind of trivial and calls a lot for patience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the personal growth is great, and they values critical thinking and creativity.

  7.  

    Good place to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University

    Pros

    good place to work at. so many good supervisors. You will have a lot of opportunity to meet many people. Most of them are always ready to help you.

    Cons

    Time management is very important. Everyone must have all the work done before the deadline.

  8.  

    Very good academic institution.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Northeastern University

    Pros

    College of Computer and Information Science has a very nice working environment.

    Cons

    They do not care too much about personal growth for their employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more discussion about management of the department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Teaching Assistant. 15 dollars per hour.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Northeastern University

    Pros

    Not very bust. The salary is good.

    Cons

    Need to help office hour

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nan

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Program Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, supportive environment.

    Cons

    Work/life balance, high demands, inner politics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great Place to Teach

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part-Time Lecturer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Part-Time Lecturer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Northeastern University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, variety of classes to teach, online and ground courses available

    Cons

    Difficult to interact with other professors if you are not in Boston

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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