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Updated October 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent work/life balance, great benefits, can't beat the atmosphere of working on a college campus (in 27 reviews)

  • Healthy work environment, Challenging work, Work-life balance (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no cons to be mentioned (in 18 reviews)

  • No work life balance exists for those acquiring more work along with no foreseeable incentives (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coop helps us prepare for real life

    Cons

    overall good culture as well as student body


  2. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northeastern University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Amazing faculty
    - Opportunity to meet different people

    Cons

    - Less research
    - Less interaction with Alumni

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  3. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - 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

    Working as a teaching assistant

    Cons

    cannot find any downsides for the job


  4. "Transportation Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Transportation Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Transportation Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good People
    -Good Pay and
    -Good benefits

    Cons

    Working hours can be weird and abrupt.


  5. "It’s what you make of it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    NU is a very large organization. The company culture depends on the department you work in. The benefits are extremely competitive in terms of free tution for full-time employees as well as their children. NU contributes 10% to your 403(b) as long as you contribute 5%. The medical, dental, and vision coverage is affordable. You also get most (if not all) holidays off including the time between Christmas and New Years. Those benefits make up for their low salaries.

    Cons

    The organization is layered with management. In a 40 person department, there were 14 managers which is a 3:1 employee to manager ratio.

    Advice to Management

    Offer training and growth opportunities for your entry level staff.


  6. "Work and study"

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

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

    Pros

    Cool professors, get work done and be happy

    Cons

    some people might be less cool


  7. "Student"

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    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

    - Best program for Regulatory Affairs
    - The discussion boards benefit a lot as you learn from professionals and their experiences.

    Cons

    - Some classes need to use projects that require critical thinking.

  8. "Can't Complain"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant CCIS in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant CCIS in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I am a TA for the intro to computer science course, and I really can't complain. I enjoy doing office hours and interacting with students.

    Cons

    All labs for intro to computer science are on Tuesday, so if you work in multiple labs it makes Tuesday schedule very tight.


  9. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northeastern University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Had a better understanding of the course while earning money.

    Cons

    It takes a lot of time.


  10. "Peer Tutor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Peer Tutor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Peer Tutor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northeastern University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience working with Tina

    Cons

    Could have been better support


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