Northeastern University Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
186 reviews filtered by
  • Boston, MA Area
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
Employment Status

Reset
3.9
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun
Joseph E. Aoun
88 Ratings

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

  • Great benefits including free tuition (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Part time opportunities are'nt much, and are pretty hard to find initially (in 4 reviews)

  • Other colleges and universities in the Boston area attempt to reassign soon to be displaced staff (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

186 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Great collaborative environment

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

    I have been working at Northeastern University (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge projects Collaborators across country Great for coop and interships

    Cons

    Sometimes too many projects under hand affects the focus.


  2. Good school and faculty; admins need a change in perspective.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Boston, MA

    I worked at Northeastern University (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive departmental faculty and colleagues. Good healthcare benefits. Interesting students, very motivated. Coop program is a great distinction.

    Cons

    Unsupportive and sometimes downright mean-spirited administrators. Ineffective bureaucracy at the level of Deans, Provost, and support offices. Lots of turnover at these levels exacerbates the problem, and lends a persistent toxicity to the place. Administrative bloat a major concern at NU. The decision-makers on campus are very often out of touch with the needs and the goals of faculty. Campus amenities, rankings, and the bottom line claim their attention instead.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce bloat in the administration and continue to increase the proportion of permanent faculty (as opposed to adjuncts, etc). Increase funding to the library and focus on in-classroom improvements rather than campus amenities.


  3. Great location, great benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are great, ability to go back to school, and laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Not easy to change to another department if you are looking for a change; and every department works differently. Lack of teamwork.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Great pay for no work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Massachusetts in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Massachusetts in Boston, MA

    I worked at Northeastern University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    All you have to do is sit around at the desk during office hours, sometimes help residents with lockouts. Dorm fee for the semester is taken care off.

    Cons

    You get lockout calls sometimes in the middle of the night.


  6. Assistant Athletic Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Progressive, inclusive and dynamic environment

    Cons

    Commute into Boston can be a little congested and long in bad weather.


  7. Great place to work.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is growing university with good opportunities. Its location is excellent, has very nice facilities and the salary was satisfying.

    Cons

    You don't really get a campus feeling. And it still has some way to go before it gets the reputation it deserves. But it seems like it is on the right track.

    Advice to Management

    The management is full of people who seem to know what they are doing. They have to patiently keep on doing the right things and with time the university will be at a better situation than it currently is.


  8. Review Title

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Northeastern University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good connections within the surrounding Boston area

    Cons

    Very business and money oriented


  9. Research at Northeastern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    - Northeastern provides great resources for its employees. - School offers many programs and events to learn new technical skills such as Comsol or Hadoop - Interesting and important research projects - Great location and fun people

    Cons

    - Post-doc experience highly depends on partnered professor. - Administration can be disorganized with official paperwork


  10. Great University in the City

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Boston, MA

    I worked at Northeastern University (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good graduate education; good professors

    Cons

    not good name recognition for some specialties


  11. Temporary Researcher

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Northeastern University full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment, well organized, clean. I worked with a great team of super-smart mates. Living in Boston, despite the wheather, is a plus to this position.

    Cons

    I didn't find really any problem there so...I have nothing to write here...



Showing 186 of 314 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.