Northeastern University Reviews

Updated July 26, 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. Very positive.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Northeastern University

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Reputation, availability of advanced education for employees, benefits.

    Cons

    Parking fees and the space crunch on campus.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Execellent

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Northeastern University

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    You get a degree and they pay you for this (in the case of PhD)

    Cons

    Long hours - hard work for phd

    Advice to Management

    good


  3. Helpful (1)

    incredible research goes on here.

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    Current Employee - Phd Student Researcher in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Phd Student Researcher in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Northeastern University

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professors that often times could have been across the puddle at MIT but got better start up lab money from Northeastern do fantastic research.

    Cons

    There is a lot of run-around with paperwork i.e faculty that know there is a process but each one thinks it should be done a different way with different people.

    Advice to Management

    Make a program for materials science that is interdisciplinary between engineering and physics.


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    good

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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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    in a very nice city and the travel is convinient and the pay is good . basically awesome place to work and live

    Cons

    the reputation of the university is not that good. students are not very competitive for job hunting. but it is glowing fast

    Advice to Management

    the reputation of the university is not that good. students are not very competitive for job hunting. but it is glowing fast


  6. Backup Superviser

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    Former Employee - Backup Supervisor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Backup Supervisor in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment and flexibility of hours. Co-workers are amazing and are always willing to help!

    Cons

    Can get a little monotonous!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  7. Northeastern University is a dynamic research institution with an international research and teaching reputation.

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    Current Employee - Associate Dean in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Dean in Boston, 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

    Dynamic environment that embraces entrepreneurial thinking and change.

    Cons

    The institution has changed so fast, that some employees haven't adapted working in an entirely different environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  8. Great people, great university, great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Batavia, IL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Batavia, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I work in a research group with great people. I have as much freedom and as much support as I like. The salary is competitive and I was able to get additional funding for moving abroad to do research. I have not spent much time in Boston, but that is also a clear plus.

    Cons

    I cannot really think of any cons. I work with great people, I have a lot of freedom, I have support, and the pay is competitive; what can I say? There is a bit of bureaucracy, but not any more than the same job at other places.

    Advice to Management

    Great job.


  9. Really enjoyed working at NU

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people that support each other. Great sense of community. Great work-life balance...and great benefits (e.g. free education)!

    Cons

    Pay is lower than corporate. Higher Ed politics.


  10. Amazing Work culture

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    Current Employee - Proctor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Proctor in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Diverse Work culture and co workers

    Cons

    Can have better access to books in libraries

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  11. fantastic

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Help Desk in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - IT Help Desk in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good exposure, safe, short, flixible, great

    Cons

    pay less, far, time, money

    Advice to Management

    pls pay more!



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