Northeastern University

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Northeastern University Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.7 181 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun

Joseph E. Aoun

(77 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits package, including tuition reimbursement(in 9 reviews)

  • There are definitely great people that work here(in 8 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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    I've Enjoyed Working Here

    Residence Director (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsSupportive, Autonomous, great benifit (free tuition/200% retirement match) & Forward Thinking

    ConsGossip, negativity among co-workers, low pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpdate your technologies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work atmosphere surrounded with great people.

    ConsBeing a smaller athletic program makes it difficult to raise money.

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    Swallow your pride, get a degree, enjoy the perks

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe benefits and free tuition are why you stay. They are very supportive of developing their staff. If you have a good manager who supports you, then you feel like anything is possible. The students are both frustrating and wonderful in the manners in which they surprise you.

    ConsFaculty egos and attitudes especially towards support staff are unbelievably demoralizing. It is part of the culture and will never change. Do not attempt to treat them as humans or peers. Not all people are like this, but the ones that are make it very well known that you are the servant and not an equal.

    Advice to Senior ManagementModify your faculty expectations and treatment of staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great institution with encouraging co-workers

    Student Coordinator (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsI worked in the Co-op department for 8 months as a student coordinator. Pros were that everyone was welcoming and willing to help with day-to-day experiences and future career development. I worked with everyone form fellow graduate students to the associate dean of the college. It definitely gave me great insight into the world of higher education.

    ConsThe one big con I noticed was that internship opportunities rarely, if ever, translated into full time positions. Even when they needed another full time employee they stuck with the part-time intern. I'm not sure if it is budget constraints, bureaucracy, or a combination of both.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    education of ECE department is very good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are very nice, Professors are very helpful

    ConsThe professors have very high standards

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to grow

    Building Manager (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsEveryone there, including the students is very career oriented which keeps you motivated while you're working. The passion people have is inspiring!

    ConsLots of run-around/ red tape
    Not enough communication between colleges or departments within a college--people are stuck in the "Husky Shuffle," being sent from one building to another because no one understands what goes on outside of their position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore transparency/communication between departments and colleges.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    University

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGreat place to here and is very good and also employment

    ConsNA don' think its bad infact pretty good

    Advice to Senior ManagementNA

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    It was great experience

    Orientation Volunteer (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsVery friendly environment and very comfortable

    ConsNo cons. I really enjoyed my work

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    Career Services Department Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGreat training for interns, schedule flexibility and you can get your hands on interesting projects within the Career Services Dept.

    ConsIt is very unlikely to get a job offer at the end of your internship.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthe work place is flexible

    Consthe salary is lower than other companies.

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