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Northeastern University Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.7 184 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun

Joseph E. Aoun

(78 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Positive but Uneasy

    Senior Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsIt's in Boston, which means that great people get selected into this place (James Dana, William Dickens, John Kwoka).

    ConsThe economics department has very limited funding, which means that PhD's like myself had very little job safety. Although promised 4 years of full coverage, we were told at the end of the third year that there would be no benefits for the fourth. Finally, they found the money, but the whole process caused us a great deal of stress. Students with Masters degrees are only offered 4 years of funding whereas post-Bachelor students only 5 years.

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    It is awesome

    Graduate Student (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsCo-op is the best oppurtunity and very helpful

    Conshectic courses, pdp subject should not be compulsary

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce pressure on students, remove pdp subject

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Rising rapidly - watch out MIT/Harvard! [student]

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCo-op program is the best in the world

    ConsPeople confuse us with Northwestern
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    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Budget Coordinator

    Budget Coordinator (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsTuition waiver, access to facilities, network building, constantly innovating their position in higher education.

    ConsSeeing higher educations downfalls in person - gross over spending, misappropriation of funds, bloated salaries on tenured faculty. Impossible to go around personality conflicts - power players typically don't move (and if they still remain in power).

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe an industry leader in doing away with tenure. Create a non-profit feel to your budget departments and operate for the students and the subjects you are teaching. High paid professors are nickle and diming the high education market into a price point that will deem its diplomas uneconomical to the future work force.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Pay is Great especially for a Graduate Student

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Working Hours, self learning kind of work

    Consentirely depends on who one works with

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    Not a good experience

    Program Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsMany colleagues were great to work with as were the students

    ConsVery hierarchical. Not a good working environment. Very high turn-over.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCoop Opportunities are very good

    Consnothing to complain about it

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    I work as a tutor for undergraduate students for the course CS2800 i.e. logic and computation.

    Graduate Student (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsI am learning quite a lot from the undergraduate course about the programming language ACL2.

    ConsThere are no cons for this job. I would recommend this job to quite a lot of people. What else can I say about this.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast-paced but a lot of layers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGet to try out a many different marketing initiatives and utilize the last marketing automation systems on the market. There are definitely great people that work here.

    ConsVery hard to grow from within because promotional opportunities aren't available, making the organization very top heavy. This also makes the approval process difficult when trying out new initiatives

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    Producing live sports broadcasts and editing videos for the athletic department was an amazing experience.

    Video Producer (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGood on-the-job training, exciting travel opportunities for top level producers, great team environment with excellent camaraderie

    ConsIrregular hours, good deal of night and weekend work, all positive other than the sometimes inconvenient scheduling.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire selectively, this job is among the best at Northeastern. Make sure candidates are deserving of the coveted production positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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