Northeastern University Reviews

Updated July 7, 2015
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  1. Great Environment

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

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

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

    Pros

    Love the work atmosphere, great location, great benefits, casual environment and ability to advance your education.

    Cons

    Not easy to transfer to a different department, even though there are several openings. Sometimes lacks communication to staff members and it is hard to find information on the website for clarification.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Northeastern

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University

    Pros

    Nice campus and smart students

    Cons

    Focus is more on building reputation and making money than educating


  3. Unprofessional Follow Up

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

    I worked at Northeastern University

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

    Pros

    It would seem likely that a University with a focus on graduating students to join the workforce would treat potential employees more professionally.

    Cons

    I had been interviewing with Northeastern for over a year and got to the top tier decision makers. I had lunch with the extended team and had met over 20 people that I was expecting to work with. I spent more time interviewing and writing thank you notes than I ever had in my 20 years of interviewing. I took my candidacy very seriously. I never heard back from them. End of story.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time to let people know that Boston is a small town and stories like these can hurt a university's reputation. Also, try to impart the fact that every encounter with your university is important. For a university that relies on partnerships I find it odd and frustrating that they had such an unprofessional way of handling my candidacy.


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  5. challenging yet rewarding

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

    I have been working at Northeastern University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to help students.

    Cons

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  6. First Year Engineering Lab Center Proctor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule; fun and generous faculty managers

    Cons

    Could not negotiate salary at a part time position

    Advice to Management

    All good things


  7. Graduate student research assistant

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

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on high end research in addition to course work.

    Cons

    high work load, long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Replacement of basement offices with better spaces


  8. Good company centrally located

    • 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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits,
    Large variety of technologies to get familiar with
    Good control processes for scheduling and prioritizing work

    Cons

    Small IT staff responsible for lots of projects


  9. Supportive management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northeastern University full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    My managers were very supportive, the training was very comprehensive, good benefits.

    Cons

    Expectations could be a bit unreasonable.


  10. Research Assistant

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I am doing my PhD at Northeastern, it gives a lot of opportunity to gain many experiences, also it is a neighbor of Harvard and MIT so I could collaborate with these outstanding schools.

    Cons

    It is a good school but it is close to two of the best school in the world (Harvard and MIT) and sometimes it might compare with those schools.


  11. Communications Assistant

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

    I have been working at Northeastern University part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Higher Ed, so you get very similar breaks to the students

    Cons

    Pay wage is pretty low



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