Northeastern University

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Great benefits including education, low entry salary, high turnover, lots of red tape

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

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

Pros

Northeastern is a great place to work mainly because of the benefits. In addition to having your tuition waived as an employee, education is also free for your spouse and children, upon acceptance to the University. The costs of health, dental and vision insurance are very affordable. Employees are also given every major holiday off, flex hours during the summer (as determined by their department), a paid week off between Christmas and New Years in addition to their accrued vacation, sick and personal time. Overall, this is a great place to work if you need more work-life balance and if you are starting or caring for a family. It's also great for recent graduates to continue their education while getting real world experience after graduation.

Cons

From my experience working on the administrative side of the University, there is a lot of red tape here, for no reason. Colleges and offices compete with one another, rather than working together toward a common goal. The salary paid is low, and for staff or low professional grade levels, they are not willing to negotiate. Even when superiors have requested raises for the department, they are rarely, if ever, given. Unlike the corporate world, high risk does not equal high reward. The interoffice politics are suffocating at times, but a reality of working here.

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    Work in a good location and good benefits.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    - Interview process was not difficult. It was a generic interview to gauge personality
    - Good benefits
    - Great location if you are into the city life

    Cons

    - Bad location if you are not into city life
    - The pay is average
    - The professors that don't care because of tenure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    There are a lot of people at Northeastern who simply do not care when you have a problem or need help.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good co-op programs for undergrads. Beautiful campus. Study oversees programs. International and gender diversity. Good health insurance. New buildings. Good scientific facilities. Situated in Boston Downtown which is great.

    Cons

    It seems that people are just way too stressed at Northeastern so it is difficult to enjoy the overall atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more support for the students and employees in meeting their needs and helping to solve their problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
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