Boston College Reviews

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    Simply an excellent employer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - In the University Advancement Department  in  Chestnut Hill, MA
    Current Employee - In the University Advancement Department in Chestnut Hill, MA

    I have been working at Boston College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    BC walks its talk; it treats employees extremely well, offering a wide range of benefits and perqs, excellent career development opportunities, good work-life balance, and generally treating its employees with respect. Very friendly atmosphere for people who might worry that they'd be out of place in a Catholic institution, such as GLBT folks, atheists, etc - you'll have no issues at BC. It truly lives its mission as an educator and an employer, and how often can you say that? I have never worked at any other company that I would even think of giving five stars to in the "culture and values" area, but BC deserves every one of them.

    Salary is low-average, which is usual at universities, but benefits are quite good, vacation time is fantastic, and tuition benefits plus the many, many, MANY other benefits available at an excellent university are unmatched.

    I joined BC during the recession, and it was truly astonishing to be in a place where they were expanding, doing construction, and spending money while the rest of the world got laid off. It's a school with tremendous potential and a clear vision and plan for realizing that potential.

    My advice to anyone considering a job at BC: leap on it. It's a great place to work.

    Cons

    Extraordinarily hierarchical organization. It can be frustrating to try to get things done because heaven forbid we proceed without the approval of every single person on campus for every single initiative. And then let's double check just in case. It's possible that this is unique to my department, which is run by a lovely and very talented guy who's also a pathological micromanager - culture trickles down, so I can't say that this is pervasive across the institution, but it certainly is in the development department.

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Boston College Interviews

Updated Sep 2, 2014
Updated Sep 2, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 3 months - interviewed at Boston College.

    Interview Details

    I received a scheduling call and conducted an initial interview with the hiring manager and their department head. They asked specific questions about my resume and the position and were professional throughout. I was then invited back for a followup interview with Human Resources and the Division head, who were likewise professional and on key. A week later, I received a kind rejection letter signed by those who had interviewed me.

    I was very impressed by Boston College and feel that I was treated fairly throughout the interview process; however, my rejection came almost 10 weeks after I sent my application. During that time, I turned down a job offer with another employer. I wish that BC would come to a decision in a shorter window of time.

    Interview Questions
    • Almost all questions were specific to myself and the position. I don't think BC uses boilerplate interview questions.   Answer Question
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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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