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Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
83 Reviews
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Pros
  • The Tuition Remission benefit is the best thing about working at BU (in 26 reviews)

  • Stability, generous benefit and excellent work life balance (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • There is not much room for growth (in 5 reviews)

  • Cost of living in Boston is expensive (in 4 reviews)

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    Program Assistant

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston University full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Love the bosses, love the kids you get to work with

    Cons

    No salary, solely a stipend

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    I worked in the Graduate Admissions Office at BU and really enjoyed it! The work was passive and allowed studying.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Office culture is very casual; everyone is available to answer questions; not a high pressure situation; very flexible with respect to work.

    Cons

    The office environment can sometimes be too casual; monotonous work; constant work flow; commute to anywhere in the city is rough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It is a great environment to work with. People are nice, friendly and talented.

    Current Employee - Student Services Professional in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Student Services Professional in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The managers at the Student Dinning Service is nice. They are flexible when you cannot make it on time. Coworkers are friendly to corporate with.

    Cons

    Do not pay well

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  5.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    BU is on the upswing! Rankings are going up, the school is investing in the campus and its people. Benefits are overall as good as I've seen them in other places. Tuition remission is a big plus. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Not the best retirement plan - have to wait 2 years until contributions are matched. Bit bureaucratic but not surprising since it is such a behemoth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I worked at Boston University

    Pros

    communicate with different people, challenge with different tasks.

    Cons

    Tired due to the long time standing.

  7.  

    Great place to grow

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston University

    Pros

    Good amount of room for growth

    Cons

    Steep learning curve at times

  8.  

    Great work environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston University

    Pros

    Lovely staff, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say for the school, but Boston winter can be harsh.

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    Work-study program is great.

    Current Employee - Publications Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Publications Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    BU provides plenty of opportunities for students to make money while a student. It's easy to find a job through the student link. Employers are generally flexible and understand school comes first. There's also a handful of jobs available that might relate to future career paths.

    Cons

    As low-level student jobs, you'll often be doing office work in office jobs or other less than desirable things. It shouldn't be unexpected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    BU

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A intense plunge into research with great opportunities for publishing, presenting, and building a career all while at a top university.

    Cons

    Time consuming and rigorous, low salary makes it hard to live in Boston.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Graduate assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible hours and connection with professors

    Cons

    less pay; sometimes the work is a little repetitive

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