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Northeastern University Reviews

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

3.7
193 Reviews
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Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall, I recommend it.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Growing amazingly fast. In the next couple of years, I am confident that it will be ranked in top 20 in engineering.

    Cons

    Not enough work space. Office spaces are in the basement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more buildings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Wonderful Experience

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

    Pros

    - Flexible schedule
    - Great events to participate in
    - Good people to work with
    - Centrally located university, well connected throughout the city.

    Cons

    Part time opportunities are'nt much, and are pretty hard to find initially. The university should consider increasing the number of opportunities available to student, specially international students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent

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

    Pros

    I am Graduate Research assistant at Dr. Torchilin's lab at Northeastern University. I work with renal cancer cells. It has been a great learning experience. I have gained experience in various laboratory techniques. I carry out cell culture experiments and also in-vivo testings.

    Cons

    It is a very competitive laboratory with a number of Phd students and I feel privileged to be a part of this team. There is a lot of hardwork involved but at the same time the work environment is very motivating.

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  5.  

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was great experience

    Former Employee - Orientation Volunteer  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Orientation Volunteer in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Very friendly environment and very comfortable

    Cons

    No cons. I really enjoyed my work

  7.  

    Rising university

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. great location. good reputation in the Northeast.

    Cons

    Part-time professors got no benefits/pensions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Cooperative education

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cooperative Education Coordinator  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Cooperative Education Coordinator in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good benefits, fulfilling job. Friendly coworkers wanting to work together. Can pretty much make your own schedule.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity. There was not a lot of room to advance for coordinators.
    A lot of shifting with student counselors. Makes keeping track of things a little more difficult.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Standard Lecturer Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great facilities, great interesting people

    Cons

    Administration is a little disorganized and unsure of where it wants to go.

  10.  

    A secure job, but am undervalued for my education and experience.

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

    Pros

    The benefits are very good and are generally what attract people towards working in higher education. Depending on where in the university you work, there may be other benefits.

    Cons

    There is a lack of professional growth opportunities, and the university doesn't really invest in its employees. We are undervalued for our education and experiences, which is interesting considering the university prides itself in producing employable students with their degrees. NEU would be very unhappy if their students ended up in jobs with salaries similar to what it offers its employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Career Services Department Intern

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

    Pros

    Great training for interns, schedule flexibility and you can get your hands on interesting projects within the Career Services Dept.

    Cons

    It is very unlikely to get a job offer at the end of your internship.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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