Boston Properties

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Boston Properties Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
24 Reviews
3.2
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    very rewarding working with strong real estate professionals

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

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    industry leader, career advancement potential, work on best buildings

    Cons

    there really are very few. best real estate company in boston

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Formal, old school ways company

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company with great benefits

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

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time (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
  6.  

    Former Customer Service Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston Properties part-time (less than an 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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    Formerly a great 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 full-time (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
  9.  

    People have nothing better to do than to complain

    • 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 full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company, a bit stodgy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  11.  

    Can't please everyone

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, 401k, vacation time, 3pm early release every Friday in summer

    Cons

    some folks like to micro manage, Upper Mgmt will treat you as if your invisible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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