Northeastern University

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Northeastern University Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
223 Reviews
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223 Reviews
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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.  

    Obtained my PhD from Northeastern University

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

    I worked at Northeastern University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    there is enough freedom of doing research

    Cons

    there are still limits on the research funding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1, Never admit a PhD student, if the school cannot provide financial student for him/her.

    2, Extend the co-op/internship program into graduate, especially PhD level, to have students gain experience/ideas on industry, and also build strong connections with industrial R&D

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience with a very understanding group of supervisors.

    Former Employee - Office Assistant- Marino Gym in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant- Marino Gym in Boston, MA

    I worked at Northeastern University part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked with other students so it was a great work environment. If you work hard and are committed the supervisors are going to always be there to help you out with any issues you may have with scheduling work hours.

    Cons

    The compensation could be better, but it is a work-study position so it was not bad.

  3.  

    Great environment, cool co-workers, productive and helpful staff

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AV Tech in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - AV Tech in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    The Staff is willing and able to work with and direct new staff in their new roles. Supervisors are visible and engaged in the needs of staff and customers alike. There is a fair balance between time sensitive rush jobs and general duties.

    Cons

    With the ever-growing college there are past oversights that catch up with them; requiring data gathering of installed equipment (Serial numbers, model numbers, MAC addresses etc.).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a use for the equipment being replaced; and for the new equipment installed get an itemized list from the contractor of what is delivered and stay updated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good and fun

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University

    Pros

    Free food, awesome staff, working in the ice is cool

    Cons

    There's either so much to do or nothing to do

  6.  

    One of the best school to be a graduate student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University

    Pros

    Location, near so many other schools, federal and state holidays

    Cons

    Expensive city, traffic around the school, smaller office space

  7.  

    Great Student Job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant Coordinator in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    The people you work with at Northeastern are always there to assist and teach you if needed. They treat you like family and make the work place very enjoyable.

    Cons

    Some of the systems and procedures in place are out of date. It takes a very long time for changes to be made due to having to go through the chain of command to receive approval.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A year in the PLAIT game research lab of Northeastern University.

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

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

    Pros

    Have met a lot of people from the game development industry, got some insider information during the talks and conferences. The students and faculty are very nice people as well.

    Cons

    The requirements and timelines are vague, the Ph.D. committee makes it's decisions in a rather black-box manner, and they may be totally unexpected for the non-faculty Ph.D. students, or staff.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent experience for those wishing to pursue their PhD in Engineering or the Sciences

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time

    Pros

    Northeastern University has many opportunities to collaborate interdepartmentally with researchers performing top-notch research.
    Provides the opportunity to hone your research skills

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels as if the graduate student body is an after thought

  10.  

    I've Enjoyed Working Here

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

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Supportive, Autonomous, great benifit (free tuition/200% retirement match) & Forward Thinking

    Cons

    Gossip, negativity among co-workers, low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update your technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere surrounded with great people.

    Cons

    Being a smaller athletic program makes it difficult to raise money.

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