Northeastern University
3.7 of 5 176 reviews
www.northeastern.edu Boston, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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

Program Assistant (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

ProsNortheastern 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.

ConsFrom 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I have been working at Northeastern University part-time


    Pros: Covers health insurance and you take up to 3 classes Cons: It may take more than 20 hours, you need to… Advice to Senior Management: Balance the work load of TAs Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Work in a good location and good benefits.

    Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

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


    Pros: - Interview process was not difficult. It was a generic interview to… Cons: - Bad location if you are not into city life - The… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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