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Updated November 10, 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)

  • "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. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time

    Pros

    Amazing university with excellent faculty

    Cons

    I like everything about the university

  3. "Principal Research Scientist"

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

    I worked at Northeastern University full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were great and were added to every year

    Cons

    "soft money" positions can be difficult to keep funded


  4. "Postdoctoral Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good university with lots of opportunity to collaborate

    Cons

    Lots of paperwork, and management can be better


  5. "An excellent place to work, but be nimble."

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

    I worked at Northeastern University full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities for personal and professional growth, a collaborative work environment, rewarding work.

    Cons

    Too many meetings with too little action. Significant institutional inertia is resistant to change.


  6. "full of research opportunities"

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

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

    Pros

    active professors, courses available from multiple departments

    Cons

    low compensation and salary for research and teaching assistants

    Advice to Management

    more support for graduate reserach


  7. "University good for working students"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northeastern University part-time

    Pros

    Pays well, makes it easy to work remotely.

    Cons

    Only relevant if you're a student who wants part time work.

  8. "Fine place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, job security, schedule

    Cons

    None other than dealing with the bureaucracy like at any similar institution


  9. "Project Management"

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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

    good team, work culture, and growth

    Cons

    no sponsorship, only part-time, and not much tools used


  10. "Online Programs"

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    Current Employee - Online Program Supervisor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Online Program Supervisor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to learn new technical things.

    Cons

    have to work over time some times


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