Boston College Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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Pros
  • great work life-balance, there is comp time for any overtime that you work (in 7 reviews)

  • Great benefits, time off and Christmas holidays (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay, no professional growth (in 5 reviews)

  • Salary, but expected in Higher Education (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Student Job

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chestnut Hill, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chestnut Hill, MA

    I worked at Boston College (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great supportive people, worked in a department at the business school. Student job

    Cons

    None, typical student desk job. Drawbacks are the same with any type of student desk job

    Advice to Management

    no advice, everything went well and I had freedom to work on class work when not busy with other duties.


  2. Excellent working environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager of Financial Systems in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager of Financial Systems in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston College (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent working environment in all areas

    Cons

    Decision making process can be slow

    Advice to Management

    No advice at this time


  3. Very nice place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chestnut Hill, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chestnut Hill, MA

    I have been working at Boston College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a much friendlier workplace than anywhere I've been.
    The vacation time is generous and the health plan is very good.
    There's always something interesting going on around you.

    Cons

    People love their jobs, so the low turnover means that there's not a lot of growth opportunities.
    Its very difficult to commute here from the suburbs.

    Advice to Management

    Let's continue to make this a great place to work. We should also be more conscious of cost controls as higher education needs to be more affordable and that starts with us.


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  5. It was a great learning experience!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, MA

    I worked at Boston College (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Worked with a great group of people. Learned alot.

    Cons

    Commute by public transportation was a nightmare, but the good outweighed the bad.


  6. Benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwood, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwood, MA

    I have been working at Boston College (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are great! The tuition remission program is amazing! Healthcare benefits are good and home and auto insurance benefits offered. After a year you can start a 401K that they will match.

    Cons

    The pay tends to be a bit lower than in the corporate sector, but the tuition benefit makes up for it.


  7. Views of a Postdoctoral Fellow

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston College full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Health Benefit and other benefits are excellent

    Cons

    Chemistry department does not provide H1B visa sponsorship


  8. SABSC

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston College

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff and company makes the work great

    Cons

    Pay is lacking and should be raised

    Advice to Management

    Outings!


  9. Research Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston College full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working with dedicated professors with interesting research topics. BC professors do great research and are very accommodating to their assistants.

    Cons

    Research time slows down dramatically during start of school year, and does not pick up into full gear until the summer.


  10. Teaching Assistant, great way to supplement your resume and wallet

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston College, MA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston College, MA

    I have been working at Boston College part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Paid, Great way to find new opportunities

    Cons

    There is more work around exams

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. CSOM Research Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The professors leading this were enthusiastic, gave great feedback, and were available for help and questions. I also really enjoyed the students I worked with and the environment was mature, yet laid back.

    Cons

    I did not have any cons with my experience. I enjoyed what I did, but there is no ability to be promoted or anything similar to that which might limit some people's interest in working in this department.



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