Boston Properties

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Boston Properties Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
22 Reviews
3.2
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company with great benefits

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits. I have worked for this company for a number of years and really appreciate a company that values it's employees.

    Cons

    I don't have too many cons. Most of their property in the NJ market is in Princeton, which makes for a tough commute if you don't live in the area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time

    Pros

    Loyalty to employees, great work atmosphere. Buildings are the best in class and the company is fair and honest in all it's dealings. Every co-worker I come in contact with is very proud of what we do, how we do it and the results we get.

    Cons

    Dress code; ties and jackets required except in the summer. Most of our clients waer "business casual" and sometimes we are "out of place" in our suits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    For a large corporation, Boston Properties takes great care of its employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston Properties part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They are very flexible with scheduling.
    They are meticulous about gathering data/feedback from employees.
    The pay is good for the position.
    They offer a very eco-conscious workplace.

    Cons

    Because it is a large corporation, it can be difficult to get things done quickly.
    There isn't much contact between upper management and the customer service team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and make sure not to neglect the Customer Service Team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Former Customer Service Representative

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston Properties part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great support from coworkers/management. Flexible schedule. Opportunity to develop strong customer service skills in an environment that can be intensely demanding and very laid back all in the same day. They had a GREAT orientation process. After training, I felt very well equipped for the job, very familiar with the center that I would be representing, and even got to enjoy a free Skywalk tour as part of the training procedure.

    Cons

    The nature of the Customer Service Representative position can be challenging as you are often the first person that issues are brought to. The traffic flow to the CS desk can fluctuate greatly throughout the day and the stress of the job can often fluctuate in sync with the traffic pattern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to maintain strong communication and support with your Customer Service Representatives!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I enjoyed it very much.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston Properties

    Pros

    - Very pleasant office to work in
    - Great guidence from upper management
    - Great 401k program
    - Salary is great

    Cons

    - I didn't ike how serious it could be at times
    - There were really no outlets for creativety
    - Some of my co-workers were very unpleasent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest providing Salarys to all that work at Boston Properties instead of keeping them as hourly employees. They also could take the advice of lower managemnt.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Boston Properties

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Boston Properties

    Pros

    Boston Properties always goes about their work in the most professional manner possible. Dotting every "i" and crossing every "t".

    Cons

    Extremely corporate. It's either Sarbanes-Oxley or paranoid management but half of your time seems to be spent preparing for a future internal audit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees spend inordinate amount of time cya'ing. Find a way to make the environment more conducive to producing rather than preparing for audits.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Work Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Property Accountant Intern  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Property Accountant Intern in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston Properties

    Pros

    The company is very flexibility and the job has some nice perks - holidays are great.

    Cons

    not very social, quite environment but people are very nice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing really, they do a great job

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Properties

    Pros

    Very professional and nice company environment. People allowed to work very independant yet still as a team.

    Cons

    Non to speak of at this time

  10.  

    Formerly a great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are very good and there are a lot of wonderful people

    Cons

    Hiring process is so slow that good candidates are lost to other offers. Pay is low with minimal 1.5-2% annual raises. Work load varies by department as do benefits like summer Fridays which are not available to all. Company prefers to move employees to new positions internally rather than hire from outside to avoid having to pay higher (market) salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The old moto of "our employees make us the success we are" has been completely forgotten. Stop treating employees like they are replaceable, work ethic is suffering. Find a way to vet new hires quicker so BP has at least a chance at filling some of the open positions. It is sad to see so many good people leaving but management has left employees with little choice to pursue advancement or salary increases

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company, a bit stodgy

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Boston Properties full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, great co-workers and fun people.

    Cons

    Pretty stodgy culture. Very old-school way of thinking.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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