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Northeastern University Reviews

Updated March 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Healthy work environment, Challenging work, Work-life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • Good colleagues, work life balance, opportunities (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • no cons that I noticed during my work (in 14 reviews)

  • For a part time a job time management has to be done meticulously (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Northeastern is great, but staff is surly."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Boston, MA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart students. Supportive administration. Congenial colleagues.

    Cons

    Support staff can be very unpleasant. More than at most universities.


  2. "Good for the short term..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northeastern University full-time

    Pros

    Academic benefits are great, highly recommend taking advantage

    Cons

    Experience can vary widely by dept/school


  3. "Worked as part-time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University part-time

    Pros

    Good learning experience, hands on experince

    Cons

    no cons that I noticed during my work


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  5. "Good environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location (right at the heart of Boston) and pretty good compensation

    Cons

    Not a very well-organized company


  6. "research assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northeastern University full-time

    Pros

    pays for tuition, good health insurance

    Cons

    over time working hours, short deadlines


  7. "Good Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Diverse vibrant community that the students excel in.

    Cons

    Very fast paced and not a lot of time to plan.


  8. "Teaching Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Healthy work environment, Challenging work, Work-life balance

    Cons

    For a part time a job time management has to be done meticulously.


  9. "Approach with Caution"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Potential to work with clinical faculty in community health centers
    Salary & benefits
    Some colleagues are kind people, but unit does not function as a cohesive group

    Cons

    MANY
    - Expectations for the position must be clearly defined, otherwise you will be taken advantage of
    - Three key administrative positions (Bouve College Dean, Dean School of Pharmacy, and Department Chair) have been operating as "Interim" for over 3 years. Make sure you know who your boss will be.
    - Extensive review of job responsibilities every year, without any observation or prior experience.
    - No Administrator has ever held a Federal grant, nor do they know how to obtain one, e.g., don't know the difference between an RO1, K23, R34, yet encourage faculty to pursue such
    - teaching load is tremendously time intensive yet valued less when one is evaluated, Time to prepare lectures, administering assessments and being available for classes of at least 130 students is a nearly impossible
    - straddled between 2 departments (with MPH) is additive, not synergistic. Boundaries need to be clearly established and enforced
    - for unknown reasons, atmosphere is competitive and degrading rather than collegial and collaborative
    - check statistics on how many people in similar positions have successfully achieved tenure (come in with tenure, otherwise the definition and guidance to obtain it are impotent
    - anyone mid-career will need to be self sustaining, a large gap in the number of mid-career faculty because department does not have ability, capacity or knowledge of how to support development of this group, though is is a sorely missing segment of the faculty
    - mid career candidates can risk loosing national or any established credibility
    If mid career, this could ruin plans for further development; there are no systems in place to sustain this rank, nor to help work toward promotion
    - the demands and expectations cannot be fulfilled

    Advice to Management

    - stabilize admin structure (no Interim)
    - support and sustain mid career faculty, junior faculty are in need of good mentors
    - reflect on whether your true mission is self- promotion or support and promotion of students and faculty
    - apoplexy is paralyzing to faculty
    - get control of who enters the program, you need a say
    - give up the 6 year straight through degree; very immature pharmacist are being added into a health care system for which they are not able to survive


  10. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northeastern University full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance, great benefits, can't beat the atmosphere of working on a college campus

    Cons

    Hard to get anything new approved. Budget depends on how particular college is doing financially.


  11. "Teaching Assistant CCIS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northeastern University part-time

    Pros

    Higher compensation compared to other local universities

    Cons

    Hiring system is a not that responsive
    Course management is a bit problematic



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