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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    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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    Big company difficult

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    Prosjunior people have access to high profile projects

    ConsLarge company atmosphere. Flat upper level management and difficulty moving vertically through the organization

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would 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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    Poor management

    Property Management (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsOverall friendly staff. Most managers competent,

    ConsVery conservative, some middle management poor

    Advice to Senior Managementlighten up

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Corporate company with little opportunity for growth

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWell known in real estate industry, exposure to many departments

    ConsDo not promote from within, no opportunity for advancement, annual review process is very time consuming to only have the same result of a very small raise and no title change, office management treats employees like children.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are losing great employees left and right because they feel under appreciated.

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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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    Company structure skewed

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDay to day contacts within company are very nice and professional. Smaller managers are reasonable but can be very different between portfolios. Great amount of time off as well as summer hours. Great place to start out in the property management field.

    ConsRed tape is everywhere. Much more focus on policies and procedures than going out and improving assets and retaining tenants. Very clear that it is WHO you know and not WHAT you know that will get you noticed in such a big company. If you don't toot your own horn once in awhile then no one else will. Majority of the employees have the mindset of using the company to get ahead in the field but do not plan on staying with the company for the long haul.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to the great talent that you already have working for you. Give props where props are due. Maybe internal audit should start looking at the managers involved with hiring and I'm not talking about HR.

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    Terrible

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsNice building to work in. Nice offices.

    Cons24/7 work mentality. TERRIBLE management. They treat their employees like dogs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe nice to your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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