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Northeastern University Reviews

Updated August 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good culture, good work-life balance, depending on the department where you work people are very willing to help you out" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and wide range of job responsibilities" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "as far there are no cons to write" (in 21 reviews)

  • "There is absolutely NO work-life balance" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Masters student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time

    Pros

    Great communication, law, business, and management program

    Cons

    students care too much about their grades, not enough about learning


  2. "RF/Microwave Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Researcher in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Researcher in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Help to learn fundamental knowledge and experience for the future technology and market

    Cons

    It is limited to academic research

  3. "Compact campus with open culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and open working environment with great location.

    Cons

    Can be costly to live around campus.


  4. "Sr. Development Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northeastern University full-time

    Pros

    Free Tuition Waiver benefit is great

    Cons

    No upward movement or ability to grow skillset


  5. "Teachers Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good university with nice resources

    Cons

    No con at all. It has all good stuff.


  6. "proctor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University part-time

    Pros

    good environment and staff location

    Cons

    nothing now as everyone seemed nice


  7. "student"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant
    Current Employee - Student Assistant

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

    Pros

    international, fun, advanced, open, antsni

    Cons

    bad weather, loud room, expensive, full ,crowded

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very poor leadership and work culture within External Affairs team"

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    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Ample paid time off
    - Some ok benefits, but medical/dental is pricey compared to other companies
    - Nice people at heart, just very bad at leading and managing teams

    Cons

    - Very low morale within the Marketing team specifically, due to extremely poor leadership
    - Poor leadership all-around; management styles are totally ineffective
    - Communication is almost non-existent, causing all sorts of problems
    - Very unorganized, with little planning or rationale behind decision making
    - Top-down culture, where non-management-level employees have zero say around issues that directly affect them
    - There is a major culture of fear when it comes to dealing with President Aoun, who is heavily involved in design projects and has a tremendously difficult personality
    - Projects never get completed, because upper management is constantly changing their minds and has no planning strategy
    - Micromanagement of creative, with a fear-based approval process for creative that leads to miscommunication and double or tripe the work
    - If President Aoun or Senior Leadership request an unreasonable and arbitrary deadline for something, you'll be asked to work late hours indefinitely until the project is completed (which based on the above points, could be never)
    - Located in an unappealing part of Boston

    Advice to Management

    - Stop fostering such a top-down culture.
    - Get much better at managing the very difficult personality of President Aoun.
    - Resist the constant second-guessing mentality and stick to your guns, while also listening more to the ideas of your subordinates.
    - Come up with an actual system for project planning/strategy. Get organized.
    - Communicate with members of your team MUCH more effectively


  9. "Research Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent professor, great group of researchers, Research project of great interest and significant learning.

    Cons

    None, everything is wonderful, as long as student is able to manage it well. If rigorous research and continuous learning is too hectic, Research Assistantship can be a big task.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent research. Please make sure that the research can lead to full time opportunities. After spending a lot of hours without thinking twice of anything else it would be helpful that the University understands the sacrifices of a research assistant and helps with finding full time.


  10. "Good Learning Experience"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meet the most creative students in the lab

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.


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