Suffolk University Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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Suffolk University President Dr. Norman R. Smith
Dr. Norman R. Smith
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Pros
  • Employee Benefits, especially 403B match and Tuition Remission (in 3 reviews)

  • Very Good experience, must be a part of it (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • As with most universities there is a lot of red tape involved in completing any project (in 3 reviews)

  • Many projects that require a lot of time to work on (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Great people, low pay and advancement opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator

    I worked at Suffolk University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the people are great, dedicated employees who take a lot of pride in what they do. Work hours are flexible and depending on the department you can have a great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Too many office politics. The higher ups make all the decisions and it is impossible to do anything without getting the approval of many people, and things take forever to happen. I worked there for two years and never once saw a single raise despite outstanding performance reviews. Lots of promises of upward mobility with no delivery. Although most people I worked with were great, I got tired of doing my superior's job with no title or salary increase to reflect the additional time and performance.


  2. Not much going for it

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in Arlington, MA
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in Arlington, MA

    I have been working at Suffolk University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good Benefits, some great students, prime location

    Cons

    Low pay, colleagues, low morale

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay, allow advancement opportunities


  3. Staff Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Suffolk University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours (4 day work week for some), availability to work remotely, some nice people. free tuition if you have the time and patience!

    Cons

    I worked there for 4 years with no raise, promotion, or interaction with HR. Strangely secluded in an academic hall basement.


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  5. Ok but no room for advancement and low pay

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Suffolk University full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good worklife balance. Some good people.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better salaries for those who actually do work.


  6. electrician

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrician in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Electrician in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Suffolk University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    nice place to work in summer

    Cons

    working on the hill in winter

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. Confidential

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Confidential in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Confidential in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Suffolk University

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

    Pros

    At an individual level, most people are "nice." very few big egos. There is a great mission here.

    Cons

    Low pay; no strategy; lack of leadership from the President on down; staying average to one's peers is the way to get by. It's all about getting by, not rocking the boat, and surviving. It is not a place that aspires to excellence.


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    Nightmare

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Suffolk University

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

    Pros

    None that I am aware of.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment. Massive layoffs.


  9. Many changes occuring

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    • 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 Suffolk University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great for those who have family as the benefits, PTO, are superb. Great colleagues, depending where you work.

    Cons

    Too many changes going on, becoming more of a corporation rather than an educational institution, no raises, little room for growth or move within the school.


  10. It has been a great opportunity to earn scholarship money.

    Current Employee - Graduate Fellow in Brookline, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Fellow in Brookline, MA

    I have been working at Suffolk University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is on campus and even in the library so for a busy graduate student like me it is convenient and not that demanding.

    Cons

    Strict for such a lax environment. The employee dynamics don't mesh well and it seems like everyone wants to leave.


  11. Suffolk University

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Entry Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Data Entry Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Suffolk University

    Pros

    Supervisor was a kind lady who likes to hang out with interns, have professional conversations, eat lunch together and share stories. The management in the admissions department is led by very nice people. Great learning experience and laid back work during the summer.

    Cons

    Not everyone gets equal opportunity here. The system is a little biased; rather bullies. Employees in this department are very fake, smiley face on the outside, scheme-full on the inside. You can never really tell what these people are thinking. These all happen behind managements back, they have no clue who they're hiring.

    Advice to Management

    Please review your employees work ethics.



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