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"Culture of greed and nepotism"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Northeastern University (More than 5 years)

Pros

nice location, nice campus, clever advertising to attract students with money

Cons

incompetent leadership, culture of greed, it's commonplace for people in leadership positions to bring in their friends for jobs (often these friends are not qualified), sexism in the advancement department, some questionable fundraising tactics, board of directors not really engaged in oversight, mediocre academics, a lot of in-fighting in various academic departments

Advice to Management

bring in an organizational development consultant to weed out incompetent and nasty leaders

Other Employee Reviews for Northeastern University

  1. "Work life balance is challenging"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University part-time

    Pros

    Growing campus, plenty of research

    Cons

    Faculty and staff have not been hired to meet demand of growing environment resulting in a lot of tired and stressed employees


  2. "International Student Advisor - The N.U.in Program, Greece"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - International Student Advisor in Thessaloníki (Greece)
    Current Contractor - International Student Advisor in Thessaloníki (Greece)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northeastern University as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    housing, travel expenses, some meals paid for
    direct supervisors are great
    extremely hands on work in student affairs/international education
    flexible schedule
    great event planning, student affairs, and international ed experience

    Cons

    have to live with students as an RA - can be draining when combined with other job requirements
    difficult to get time off
    schedule is flexible, but this means sometimes you will work 7 days a week and sometimes only 3-4 days a week. seems like it could be balanced better
    month long training period in Boston seems excessive
    relatively low stipend for 6 months of work
    pretty much no work life balance - you live with students and your coworkers
    you don't get to choose your location and have to accept the position before you know where you will be working
    give you very short period of time to accept the position
    no room for salary negotiation

    Advice to Management

    larger stipend, easier time off system, shorter training period in the summer, allow applicants to choose location or at least tell them where they will be working before they have to accept the position

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