Boston Properties
2.9 of 5 18 reviews
www.bostonproperties.com Boston, MA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Jul 3, 2014

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Owen D. Thomas

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    People have nothing better to do than to complain

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros401K match, Getting out at 3Pm on Fridays, 4 weeks vacation

    ConsWorkloads are unmanageable and managers know it and do not care. Old and stuffy atmosphere. Other departments have nothing better to do than to complain about others work/conduct.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on pleasing employees instead of aggravating them so much they want to leave to escape stuffy boys club mentality.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrible managers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    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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    Formerly a great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits are very good and there are a lot of wonderful people

    ConsHiring process is so slow that good candidates are lost to other offers. Pay is low with minimal 1.5-2% annual raises. Work load varies by department as do benefits like summer Fridays which are not available to all. Company prefers to move employees to new positions internally rather than hire from outside to avoid having to pay higher (market) salaries

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe old moto of "our employees make us the success we are" has been completely forgotten. Stop treating employees like they are replaceable, work ethic is suffering. Find a way to vet new hires quicker so BP has at least a chance at filling some of the open positions. It is sad to see so many good people leaving but management has left employees with little choice to pursue advancement or salary increases

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

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    Ok, but could be better

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    Overall experience was OK. Hard to move up quickly.

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    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

    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

    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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    I enjoyed it very much.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    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

    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

    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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