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Northeastern University Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
196 Reviews

3.8
196 Reviews
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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.  

    Great place to grow

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

    I worked at Northeastern University part-time for more than a year

    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
  2.  

    Good for Masters and PhD in Computer Science

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

    I have been working at Northeastern University for more than a year

    Pros

    Get to try out different subjects, and each subject helps to build up a good mastery over programming and get to learn many new things.

    Cons

    Very competitive environment, if you won't run fast you will surely be outrun.

  3.  

    Overall, I recommend it.

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

    I have been working at Northeastern University

    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
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  5.  

    Wonderful Experience

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

    I have been working at Northeastern University part-time for less than a year

    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
  6.  

    University

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time for more than a year

    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
  7.  

    Excellent

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

    I have been working at Northeastern University part-time for less than a year

    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.

  8.  

    Great experience, Not easy at all

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

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You would get funded, hours are flexible

    Cons

    work load is really high for research and can sometimes be even stressful, opportunities are not so much you need to search a lot and its hard to get funded if you are in international Master's student

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The job did a lot for me too pass on to my children.

    Former Employee - Parent Adv  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Parent Adv in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northeastern University part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The workshop's that we was giving was the best every. Showing the Parent's and the students how important it was to stay and school.

    Cons

    workshop that we had to attend. The early morning work homework that we had to do. The field trip overnight camping trip with the students. College tour's was great showed me thing that I could share with my daughters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To keep faith no matter what be said about other coworker, keeping on track with the summer program that was the best of all working at Northeastern. We took alot from the programs.

  10.  

    Cooperative education

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cooperative Education Coordinator  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Cooperative Education Coordinator in Boston, MA

    I worked at Northeastern University part-time for more than a year

    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
  11.  

    Standard Lecturer Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University

    Pros

    Great facilities, great interesting people

    Cons

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

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