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Northeastern University Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Pay is good, The one with the desire to pursue knowledge with teaching can get maximum benefit from this position (in 19 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. "graduate student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time

    Pros

    great location in boston area

    Cons

    expensive renting at the neighbourhood


  2. "Teaching Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to meet with professors and students at the University. Good pay as well.

    Cons

    Not great at being organized, you aren't always sure what you should be doing. Also, students can be tough to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe more planning at the beginning, from the professoors side. This might just be particular to my experience though


  3. "Research Computing Grad Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - HPC Graduate Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - HPC Graduate Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    You get to use the HPC Cluster and meet with researchers in different fields.

    Cons

    No cons really, great place to work!


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  5. "master student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malden, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malden, MA

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

    Pros

    learns a lot of things

    Cons

    did't give me opportunities for looking for job

    Advice to Management

    give us more coop now


  6. "Northeastern University for Graduate students- Pharmaceutical Sciences"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Very Diverse and friendly environment; great research oriented program.

    Cons

    Very little flexibility in coursework; need new courses to keep up with the evolving research senarios.


  7. "Masters Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern University part-time

    Pros

    Great Diversity and ample opportunities

    Cons

    Heavy Workload. It depends on the job and role though.


  8. "Research assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Northeastern University full-time

    Pros

    great school, in a nice city. Developing to a research university with well-equipped labs

    Cons

    The instructors are not the best


  9. "Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Great environment, Knowledgeable faculty, Great atmosphere for graduate student

    Cons

    small campus compared to the population of students


  10. "PhD Candiate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Health insurance deductible fully covered by NU

    Cons

    Salary and employment status varies greatly by department for PhD candidates


  11. "Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northeastern University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment. Easy going professors and field heads. Ideal for PhD students.

    Cons

    Complex Managerial environment. Getting requests approved takes time.

    Advice to Management

    Make things work from bottom not from above.



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