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Updated January 14, 2019
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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)

  • "Faculty status and great benefits" (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "as far there are no cons to write" (in 22 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    "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.


  2. "Peer Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good training and open environment

    Cons

    System was a little hard for student to use and navigate

  3. "What you want from a university"

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

    I worked at Northeastern University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture, people, benefits and workload is exactly what you want from a university.

    Cons

    Pay for parking and gym membership.


  4. "ITS Services Northeastern University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Northeastern University part-time

    Pros

    Knowledge and Resource Sharing, Best Workplace, Great Experience

    Cons

    I find no negatives in my experience. Great Place to work !!!


  5. "Northeastern Information Technology Services Analyst"

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

    I worked at Northeastern University part-time

    Pros

    Fun work environment, flexible hours

    Cons

    Power-hungry leadership, disrespectful treatment of student employees


  6. "Great for people who want to settle"

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

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

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance
    - Exposure to various international cultures

    Cons

    - Limited opportunities for career development


  7. "GlassDoor wouldn't let me skip this review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    I only work as a work study, and it is fine.

    Cons

    Not enough hours for me to work

  8. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University part-time

    Pros

    Get to read a lot of interesting articles being written by students, PhDs and sometimes even professors

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of


  9. "Boys Club"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people are dedicated and wonderful people

    Cons

    Where to start...it is a good old boys club. The administration needs to wake up and realize why so many women are leaving in droves. Few advancement opportunities are reserved for less educated and less qualified men.

    Most systems and programs are lacking. Funding reserved for aesthetics rather than infrastructure or substance.

    Lacking infrastructure and support. Top heavy. No clear strategic plan to address the problems.

    An incredibly frustrating place to work!

    Advice to Management

    Hire some women to replace the incompetent men that are in leadership roles. Create some infrastructure to support the programs across campus. Create clear pathways to funding for important project and initiatives. Invest in your workforce and give opportunities to dedicated staff. Encourage workers rather than hinder them! Listen to your staff. Ask the people who are under your managers how it is going, there is much to learn and you most likely won’t be pleased with what you learn.


  10. "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northeastern University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Union made salary higher each year

    Cons

    University wants to get rid of Union and I was a victim of that

    Advice to Management

    Value the teachers who help students the most and stay out of politics of the administration finances. Adjuncts are used to allow Full time faculty to do more of their own research, but that does not always happen.