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Updated March 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Healthy work environment, Challenging work, Work-life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • Good colleagues, work life balance, opportunities (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • no cons that I noticed during my work (in 14 reviews)

  • For a part time a job time management has to be done meticulously (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Teaching Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northeastern University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn the latest technologies with supervisor

    Cons

    No cons with the job

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Supervisor of Lab"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Northeastern University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great way to learn about 3D printers. And other fabrication techniques.

    Cons

    More work to time ratio. It requires continuous learning and challenging new problems.

    Advice to Management

    Everything is great. Kindly consider increasing the pay.


  3. "Had a fine time"

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    Current Intern - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, had all the resources I needed at my fingertips.

    Cons

    I only worked in research for a short period of time, but it was a great time all around.


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  5. "Great university"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Student in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great student body, lots of opportunities, and great professors in the math department.

    Cons

    Administrative focus on image rather than quality of education

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the students more often! Though we understand there are certain routes of action that aren't necessarily as feasible, for example divestment of fossil fuels, the amount of flat screens also bought with the same money is getting ridiculous.


  6. "Site Director/ Transition Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities to travel and work with students. Students are great!

    Cons

    Doesn't pay well and does not provide much support for professional development (varies by department).

    Advice to Management

    Consider paying employees based on how much work they do and provide more opportunities for professional development.


  7. "Student"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Student in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best place to study, excellent professors, good quality of education

    Cons

    Lots of students, more competition, university does not help in finding internships and co-ops


  8. "Confusing but good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Vacation, location, people, health and retirement benefits (after two years) are all excellent.

    Cons

    It's a private university but you could definitely make much more money for the same job at a "private sector" company.

    Advice to Management

    Job titles are confusing and used for weird reasons to pay people or get around having flat structures. We hear about students getting the run around - it's everyone. Probably no real way to fix this at a place this big though.


  9. "Becoming greater than America is each and every second!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great technology, Snell library is a wonder in its own. from free 3-d printing workshops to on-rent projectors the library packs everything any student needs to develop. Great focus on sports. Decent on-campus availability of jobs. Great diversity in the college crowd. Feels like an international campus instead of an American one.

    Cons

    A bit expensive. Not fully developed yet.


  10. "Working as a Work Study"

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    Former Employee - Work Study Student in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Work Study Student in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northeastern University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working as a work study at Northeastern University is a great opportunity as a student. You can almost pick your hours to work around your class and life schedule, the work is generally fairly relaxed, and you can often even use your work study funding to get paid while doing research with a professor; gaining valuable experience while getting paid too.

    Cons

    You need to acquire work study funding, which is need based by FAFSA, to get many jobs on campus and especially if you want to get paid while doing research.

    Advice to Management

    Keep killing it


  11. "Life as a graduate student"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northeastern University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great campus, easy access to Boston.

    Cons

    All the cons associated with being a graduate student and work at the same time as a research assistant



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