Boston Properties Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Formal, old school ways company

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, interesting properties.

    Cons

    Upper management treats lower level employees very poorly. Not a lot of confidence is given to employees they are doing good job. The annual review process is painful, long, and drawn out. Everything in this company is very formal. Not a lot of what is preached is practiced.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees happy. Work on changing titles especially for Admins and treating them like secretaries.


  2. People have nothing better to do than to complain

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

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    401K match, Getting out at 3Pm on Fridays, 4 weeks vacation

    Cons

    Workloads 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 Management

    Work on pleasing employees instead of aggravating them so much they want to leave to escape stuffy boys club mentality.


  3. Poor management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Management in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Property Management in San Francisco, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall friendly staff. Most managers competent,

    Cons

    Very conservative, some middle management poor

    Advice to Management

    lighten up


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  5. Corporate company with little opportunity for growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Properties

    Pros

    Well known in real estate industry, exposure to many departments

    Cons

    Do 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 Management

    You are losing great employees left and right because they feel under appreciated.


  6. Terrible managers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston Properties

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - nice office space
    - successful company who prides themselves at being the best at what they do
    - supportive of development and promote within

    Cons

    micromanagers 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 Management

    get some good managers in there and make sure people are excited about coming in to work everyday. it would help with the turnover.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Company structure skewed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Properties

    Pros

    Day 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.

    Cons

    Red 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 Management

    Pay 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.


  8. Terrible

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

    I worked at Boston Properties

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice building to work in. Nice offices.

    Cons

    24/7 work mentality. TERRIBLE management. They treat their employees like dogs.

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to your employees.


  9. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    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 Management

    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


  11. Good company, a bit stodgy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Boston Properties full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, great co-workers and fun people.

    Cons

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



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