Suffolk University Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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Suffolk University President David J. Sargent
David J. Sargent
13 Ratings

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. Learning Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Work Study in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Work Study in Boston, MA

    I worked at Suffolk University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I learned a lot about marketing and found a mentor in my boss, but was still given time for my own personal development and schoolwork.

    Cons

    compensation was $8/hr to start, and raises were minimal.

  2. I work in central administration for the University.

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    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 8 years)

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

    Pros

    The students are terrific--hard-working, friendly, engaging. The staff, particularly in student life, are deeply committed to the students' personal growth and professional success. The benefits and time off are excellent.

    Cons

    The senior leadership is unstable and is not currently demonstrating a true understanding of who our students are nor enough respect for the knowledge and value of the central administration. There is not a strong management system nor support for professional development. The culture and environment used to be positive but with the arrival of the interim president, morale among the mid-level administration is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Hire an ombudsman so there is a place for staff to go when issues arise and a safe, appropriate means for the issues to be addressed.

  3. Average at Best

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Suffolk University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If sitting around doing nothing to stimulate your brain is your thing, then a job here is right up your alley.

    Cons

    Complete lack of purpose or responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Engage your employees in something worth-while.

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  5. Good benefits, unthoughtful Leadership team and HR department.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Suffolk University

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

    Pros

    Suffolk has great benefits and I really enjoyed working with my immediate team.

    Cons

    The leadership (VPs, President's Office, Provost, etc) make unthoughtful, uninformed decisions without thought for the school based teams implementing the changes. Many are not qualified for their positions and have not work elsewhere (therefore lacking an outside perspective or practical experience)

    Advice to Management

    Understand that middle management and staff are knowledgable and work hard - most employees are quite valuable.

  6. Administrative Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Suffolk University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, tuition is free. Relaxed work environment with many avenues for advancement. I worked in all parts of the university over a 10 year period. The college of liberal arts is the most laid back, the school of management was ok and the law school was the most professional.

    Cons

    In the school of management they stopped using asst. profs. that worked in a given field and replaced the with Ph.D. to get a certain accreditation. This caused a change from profs that really knew what they were talking about and profs that were more interested in getting published than in teaching.

  7. Helpful (1)

    No raises, no recognition, no one cares.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits for retirement and health. Good CIO. Great faculty.

    Cons

    No raises in 5 years yet upper administration is paid handsomely and wastes money on anything they dream up. Difficult to get necessary things done.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to people on the ground who actually do the work of the university.

  8. Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

    I have been working at Suffolk University part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly people, career focused, high compensation

    Cons

    limited opportunities to grow in some departments

  9. Fellowship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Suffolk University

    Pros

    Flexible easy to concentrate and learning and corporate

    Cons

    Many projects that require a lot of time to work on

  10. It has been a crazy roller coaster ride.

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Suffolk University

    Pros

    Great location and benefits such as tuition remission

    Cons

    Salary freeze for the last 2 years. Move offices every 6 months.

  11. Work in the heart of Boston

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Adjunct Professor
    Current Contractor - Adjunct Professor

    I have been working at Suffolk University as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Location, location, location. In the middle of Downtown Boston. Dedicated students.

    Cons

    Parking is a challenge, it would be helpful to have staff parking nearby.

    Advice to Management

    Offer discounted parking to staff in the lot adjacent to Sawyer.

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