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Northeastern University Reviews

Updated May 21, 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 18 reviews)

  • Great benefits and wide range of job responsibilities (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no cons to be mentioned (in 20 reviews)

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

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  1. "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

    Coop program and networking opportunities.

    Cons

    Needs stronger economics professors and economics support.

    Advice to Management

    Hire new economics professors.


  2. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time

    Pros

    Good Location, coop program gives good opportunities in the summer, good facilities

    Cons

    Some courses were too easy.

  3. "Research Assistantship, ECE"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall grad school experience , when to graduate, going on an internship over summer etc, highly depends on your relation with your academic advisor. I love the flexibility grad school is providing to me.

    Cons

    ECE grad level courses are over crowded. After completing some important courses, you realize that you didn't really learn the subject.

    Advice to Management

    Increase quality of popular courses such as Machine learning...


  4. "Phd Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time

    Pros

    Great School, Beautiful Campus, Lovely City, Everything you need to study is provided for you, very modern school

    Cons

    Your happiness is largely depending on your advisor


  5. "Graduate research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good atmosphere, good people, my advisor is perfect

    Cons

    some building is so old and new buildings cubicle are not good at all so


  6. "Good for short-term career advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northeastern University full-time

    Pros

    Good reputation; pay was relatively good; tuition benefit for employee/spouse/children; global student body.

    Cons

    In my middle management position, I was extremely overworked. Colleges and central offices compete with one another rather than work together toward a common goal (which was also unclear). The Institution is run like a Corporation; growth for the sake of revenue and increased rankings is far too fast. NU is competing to be the best, but it's on the backs of faculty and staff. I agree with one reviewer who termed it a "shark-like culture."

    Advice to Management

    Consider what motivation you are offering faculty and staff to work harder and harder in an increasingly complex setting. Consider how to clearly communicate the mission of the University, or the College, to every employee at every level. This is the first step toward getting folks to toward together vs. competing and setting hard boundaries because they are so overtaxed. Hire more middle managers -- they do all the work ! Longevity with staff is important because relationships are important and take time to develop.


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time

    Pros

    Many creative colleagues and departments

    Cons

    Big school. Big politics

  8. "Assist the lead instructor in his courses"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay and good work life balance

    Cons

    Clashes with ongoing classes and exams


  9. "Too expensive to live on a postdoc salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time

    Pros

    Great lab + intelligent people to work with + lots of networking opportunities

    Cons

    Pay is very low and should be adjusted for the living expenses in Boston


  10. "Application Support Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Applications Support Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Support Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefit of working at Northeastern is it's fee tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Low pay, working from remotely is sometimes not an option


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