Northeastern University

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Northeastern University Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
223 Reviews
3.9
223 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Supportive, Autonomous, great benifit (free tuition/200% retirement match) & Forward Thinking (in 11 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 people; Corporate atmosphere

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

    I have been working at Northeastern University (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, free tuition for yourself and spouse/children (after 3 years of service). Fun and busy campus with unique student body- decent higher education perks. Amazing 401K matching.

    Cons

    Very corporate for higher education. Recently took away some work/life benefits and the pay is not as great compared to other higher education institutions in the area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Teaching Assistant. 15 dollars per hour.

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Northeastern University

    Pros

    Not very bust. The salary is good.

    Cons

    Need to help office hour

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nan

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Program Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, supportive environment.

    Cons

    Work/life balance, high demands, inner politics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    More like a corporation than a university.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Boston, MA

    I worked at Northeastern University

    Pros

    most of colleagues are great people. Students are diverse and exciting to worth with.

    Cons

    Management is absolutely top-down, and there is far too much emphasis on moving up the rankings. The provost is a dictator (largely disliked by the faculty), and upper management tends to disregard or ignore faculty concerns. It has become a toxic work environment. Gender discrimination is very real.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Northeastern Co-op

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University

    Pros

    Tuition Reimbursement program is great.

    Cons

    Very little loyalty to employees.

  7.  

    Great Place to Teach

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    Current Employee - Part-Time Lecturer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Part-Time Lecturer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Northeastern University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, variety of classes to teach, online and ground courses available

    Cons

    Difficult to interact with other professors if you are not in Boston

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing coworkers and passion for the work they do

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    Former Employee - Social Media Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Social Media Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Northeastern University as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Coworkers, location, benefits, environment, investment in work and values of the mission.

    Cons

    the balance and hours can be wacky but it's part of a small, nascent campus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Positive study and research environment

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Boston, MA

    I worked at Northeastern University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Strong support for graduate research students in the area of research development, career services, network building, and personal development

    Cons

    Programs are quickly changed and discontinued with little support for long-term continuity. Continuity is important characteristic of attractive research programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review staffing around graduate and research program management. A program is only as strong as its promoters and their efforts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience for a first timer.

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at Northeastern University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, location is a plus.

    Cons

    Minimal room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation could be more competitive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun place, very fast paced!

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

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced and dynamic community. Always something going on.

    Cons

    It's a large institution. It can be difficult to feel like you know a lot of people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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