Boston Properties
3.0 of 5 15 reviews
www.bostonproperties.com Boston, MA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Apr 9, 2014

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Owen D. Thomas

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64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Fantastic company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Boston Properties full-time

ProsLoyalty to employees, great work atmosphere. Buildings are the best in class and the company is fair and honest in all it's dealings. Every co-worker I come in contact with is very proud of what we do, how we do it and the results we get.

ConsDress code; ties and jackets required except in the summer. Most of our clients waer "business casual" and sometimes we are "out of place" in our suits.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I enjoyed it very much.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Boston Properties

Pros- Very pleasant office to work in
- Great guidence from upper management
- Great 401k program
- Salary is great

Cons- I didn't ike how serious it could be at times
- There were really no outlets for creativety
- Some of my co-workers were very unpleasent

Advice to Senior ManagementI would suggest providing Salarys to all that work at Boston Properties instead of keeping them as hourly employees. They also could take the advice of lower managemnt.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Boston Properties

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Boston Properties

ProsBoston Properties always goes about their work in the most professional manner possible. Dotting every "i" and crossing every "t".

ConsExtremely corporate. It's either Sarbanes-Oxley or paranoid management but half of your time seems to be spent preparing for a future internal audit.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees spend inordinate amount of time cya'ing. Find a way to make the environment more conducive to producing rather than preparing for audits.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Work Environment

Property Accountant Intern (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Boston Properties

ProsThe company is very flexibility and the job has some nice perks - holidays are great.

Consnot very social, quite environment but people are very nice

Advice to Senior Managementnothing really, they do a great job

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Ok, but could be better

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Boston Properties full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat 401K, holidays, time off. Health insurance used to be better but that is pretty much everywhere now.
Employee perks are great. Some of the managers are really great to work with.
It is a great company, but some things need to change.

Cons- People that do great are rarely recognized, the recognition always goes to the manager that didn't do anything.
- Won't promote from within to people that deserve it, think that you are nothing without a bachelors degree even though you have more on the job experience than someone who has a bachelors off the street.
- Pile a lot of extra work on without getting paid for what you truly do.
- Pay isn't all that great.
- Micromanagement, higher management treat lower level employees like they don't know what they are doing.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize the lower level people that help your properties run and create a good name for your company. Promote people that truly deserve it, don't hold them back just because of education, on the job experience goes a long way and is valuable as well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Unappreciated Employees with high workloads

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Boston Properties full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBenefits; 401K match; 4 weeks vacation; Getting out at 3PM on Fridays during the summer.

ConsPile on work with no added compensation, stuffy men's club mentality, HR is very strict and in your business. No opportunity for growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to listen to your employees in terms of growth opportunities and possibly hire more to keep the workload manageable for current employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Overall experience was OK. Hard to move up quickly.

Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Boston Properties full-time for more than a year

ProsClass A downtown property exposure

Conshard to move up because serious management not focused on capabilities of admins

Advice to Senior Managementfocus on your employee improvement

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Manage your expectations

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Boston Properties

ProsThe compensation is competitve with the general market. The location is spectacular with many amenities and restaurants nearby. Workload is very reasonable for financial-type firm

ConsCan be overly analytical and slow with regards to personnel promotions/hiring. There tends to be a lot of energy spent for CYA instead of just resolving problems.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize how much of a solid staff is in place as compared to other firms. Take some time to make the workplace a little more fun.

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Decent Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Boston Properties

ProsGreat benefits. 401k matched 200%. Opportunity to get up to 4 weeks vacation. Fun group to work with.

ConsUpper Management doesn't seem to care about employees' work/personal life balance. Still seems like an old mans club- maternity leave bare minimum, senior executives all male, etc. Not a ton of room for growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementFlex-time would be nice.

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Terrible managers

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Boston Properties

Pros- nice office space
- successful company who prides themselves at being the best at what they do
- supportive of development and promote within

Consmicromanagers running certain departments. looking at what time you get to your desk, what time you leave for lunch, when you leave for the day, etc. not a laid back envirnoment at all. very stuffy mens club.

Advice to Senior Managementget some good managers in there and make sure people are excited about coming in to work everyday. it would help with the turnover.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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