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Northeastern University Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
193 Reviews

3.7
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Supportive, Autonomous, great benifit (free tuition/200% retirement match) & Forward Thinking (in 9 reviews)

  • Great work atmosphere surrounded with great people (in 9 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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  1.  

    Great experience with a very understanding group of supervisors.

    Former Employee - Office Assistant- Marino Gym  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant- Marino Gym in Boston, MA

    Pros

    I worked with other students so it was a great work environment. If you work hard and are committed the supervisors are going to always be there to help you out with any issues you may have with scheduling work hours.

    Cons

    The compensation could be better, but it is a work-study position so it was not bad.

  2.  

    Obtained my PhD from Northeastern University

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

    Pros

    there is enough freedom of doing research

    Cons

    there are still limits on the research funding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1, Never admit a PhD student, if the school cannot provide financial student for him/her.

    2, Extend the co-op/internship program into graduate, especially PhD level, to have students gain experience/ideas on industry, and also build strong connections with industrial R&D

    Recommends
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  3.  

    One of the best school to be a graduate student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Location, near so many other schools, federal and state holidays

    Cons

    Expensive city, traffic around the school, smaller office space

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  5.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere surrounded with great people.

    Cons

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

  6.  

    I've Enjoyed Working Here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Residence Director  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Residence Director in Boston, MA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Gossip, negativity among co-workers, low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update your technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Swallow your pride, get a degree, enjoy the perks

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Faculty 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 ManagementAdvice

    Modify your faculty expectations and treatment of staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great institution with encouraging co-workers

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Coordinator  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Student Coordinator in Boston, MA

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    education of ECE department is very good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are very nice, Professors are very helpful

    Cons

    The professors have very high standards

    Recommends
  10.  

    Great place to grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Building Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Building Manager in Boston, MA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lots 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 ManagementAdvice

    More transparency/communication between departments and colleges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    University

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

    Pros

    Great place to here and is very good and also employment

    Cons

    NA don' think its bad infact pretty good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

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