Suffolk University

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Suffolk University Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
46 Reviews
3.3
46 Reviews
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    Administrative Assistant

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    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great Place to work

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, career focused, high compensation

    Cons

    limited opportunities to grow in some departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    No raises, no recognition, no one cares.

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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

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    Work in the heart of Boston

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It has been a crazy roller coaster ride.

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    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.

  8.  

    Easy going work study

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    Current Employee - Hub Work Study in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Hub Work Study in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    A lot of time to study.

    Cons

    Can get boring, especially at night.
    Most people don't get a lot of work study hours.

    Recommends
  9.  

    In Transistion

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

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

    Pros

    Easy commute, good benefits and room to grow.

    Cons

    Limited growth potential and non profit status.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    No Leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Suffolk University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You can get an education for you and your child for next to nothing.

    Cons

    If you're looking for open mindedness, sharing of Ideas and a HR department that works in your best interest, you don't want to work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to find more administrators who can demonstrate beforehand their leadership skills.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mehh

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Suffolk University full-time

    Pros

    Good fellow staff support. Connivence location.

    Cons

    University is one of the worst paying in the state, yet located downtown and has some of the highest tuition. Things dont add up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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