Northeastern University Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun
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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)

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  1. High COL

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The location in Boston is great. The resources available and opportunities to collaborate amidst the different departments is great.

    Cons

    The cost of living is very high in Boston. Some of the newly formed departments are not quite organized.

    Advice to Management

    The money paid to graduate students is too low for the cost of living in Boston. Please raise it accordingly.


  2. Residence Life

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northeastern University full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers and great benefits

    Cons

    Certain times of the year are busier than others but that is anticipated and just part of the job.


  3. Director of Alumni Relations

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    Current Employee - Director, Alumni Relations in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director, Alumni Relations in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Innovative culture, fast-paced, simulating educational environment, great benefits including generous vacation/sick time and free tuition

    Cons

    Busy city commute, very large, and sometimes political


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  5. Exciting times

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northeastern University as a contractor

    Pros

    Great benefits (tuition reimbursement, health, and transit), renovations everywhere, great location in the city.

    Cons

    Because of the construction there's lots of movement. The administration can be isolating from the lower parts of the university.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen. There have been amazing improvements, keep going!


  6. Administrator

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Education valued. Teamwork encouraged. Benefits are generous.

    Cons

    The salaries were deflated at the time in comparison to other colleges & universities.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue with your own professional development so you can mentor & lead by example.


  7. Research Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Malden, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Malden, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been a PhD student in Northeastern. The school is expanding, we have a lot new areas to have research on.

    Cons

    Because it is expanding, everyone is really busy and the management isn't so well


  8. Good place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time

    Pros

    People are friendly and very welcoming and easy to work with

    Cons

    There are times when things get very busy, but when the university activity calms down there is not much that is going on


  9. RA / PhD student

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay is good for student life.

    Cons

    Not the number one research environment in the Boston area, but of course, comparing against Harvard and MIT.


  10. Administrative Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I am still temporary so I don't get to have benefits which are awesome! Nice environment, nice people!

    Cons

    There are no cons so far


  11. research assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very helpful and insightful supervisors

    Cons

    May have to work on something not so intriguing at times



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