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    Current Employee - Program and Events Specialist in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Program and Events Specialist in Newton, MA
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    I have been working at Boston College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Boston College has some of the most generous benefits - in terms of 401k, health plan, and tuition reimbursement. Every office has their mix of motivated and not-so-motivated individuals, but I can honestly say that I've met some of the very best co-workers at BC (including a couple mentors).

    Cons

    Unfortunately, generous benefits means the base salary (I can only speak to staff and administration) is lower than you might find outside higher ed. And while BC innovates, it does so at a slower pace than corporate America, so if you're looking to make big change, be prepared to run into some red tape.

    Advice to Management

    I've noticed that while there's a pretty clear career development path for faculty, staff/administration generally need to navigate their own path. I think BC could retain more talent if there were more opportunities for growth. I also think the University would benefit from some sort of rotational program where the best talent is moved around different departments to share best practices and shake things up a bit.


Boston College Interviews

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    Student Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Boston College in July 2015.

    Interview

    The interview itself was easy. I met with the director and he was nice; we had a great conversation and he told me more about the position. He asked very standard interview questions and it was not difficult. However, after being told that I would hear back from someone in HR regarding the hiring decision within a few days, I was never contacted. I don't mind not being offered a position - I understand that there are many eligible candidates, but I do mind taking the time to come in for an interview, sending the appropriate thank you notes, and then never hearing anything. I think it's extremely rude and poor form. Come on BC, I expected much better from you.

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Website www.bc.edu
Headquarters Chestnut Hill, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1863
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Students at Boston College (BC) get both academic excellence and the Red Sox. Located six miles from downtown Boston, the university enrolls about 15,000 full- and part-time students (about a third of whom are graduate students) from every US state and 80 countries. It has a student-teacher ratio of 13:1. Chartered in 1863, BC offers degrees in more than 50 fields of study through its nine schools and colleges on four campuses. The university also has about two dozen research centers, including the Institute for Scientific Research, and the Center for International Higher ... More

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