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.  

    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 (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
  2.  

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok, but could be better

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great 401K, holidays, time off. Health insurance used to be better but that is pretty much everywhere now.
    Employee perks are great. Some of the managers are really great to work with.
    It is a great company, but some things need to change.

    Cons

    - People that do great are rarely recognized, the recognition always goes to the manager that didn't do anything.
    - Won't promote from within to people that deserve it, think that you are nothing without a bachelors degree even though you have more on the job experience than someone who has a bachelors off the street.
    - Pile a lot of extra work on without getting paid for what you truly do.
    - Pay isn't all that great.
    - Micromanagement, higher management treat lower level employees like they don't know what they are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the lower level people that help your properties run and create a good name for your company. Promote people that truly deserve it, don't hold them back just because of education, on the job experience goes a long way and is valuable as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Overall experience was OK. Hard to move up quickly.

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

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Class A downtown property exposure

    Cons

    hard to move up because serious management not focused on capabilities of admins

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on your employee improvement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manage your expectations

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    The compensation is competitve with the general market. The location is spectacular with many amenities and restaurants nearby. Workload is very reasonable for financial-type firm

    Cons

    Can be overly analytical and slow with regards to personnel promotions/hiring. There tends to be a lot of energy spent for CYA instead of just resolving problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize how much of a solid staff is in place as compared to other firms. Take some time to make the workplace a little more fun.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Great benefits. 401k matched 200%. Opportunity to get up to 4 weeks vacation. Fun group to work with.

    Cons

    Upper 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 ManagementAdvice

    Flex-time would be nice.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Big company difficult

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston Properties

    Pros

    junior people have access to high profile projects

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Poor management

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

    Pros

    Overall friendly staff. Most managers competent,

    Cons

    Very conservative, some middle management poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lighten up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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