Boston University Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Tuition remission was why I wanted to work there (in 26 reviews)

  • Great work life balance (strict 9-5) (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • There is not much room for growth (in 5 reviews)

  • Cost of living in Boston is expensive (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Good working environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Exposure to a lot of different parts of the University; nice people to work with

    Cons

    Hard to find the right resources on campus


  2. Friendly but quiet environment

    Former Employee - Finance Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Finance Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very flexible and understanding of my class schedule and availability

    Cons

    just too quiet of an environment for my personal taste

    Advice to Management

    Not really any advice to say; my supervisors were nice and I didn't hate my time here


  3. Part-time instructor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston University part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Tuition remission, nice stipend, good support

    Cons

    Not the best facilities or equipment


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  5. Receptionist Experiences

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Engaging community that respects its student workers while demanding quality service that benefits the productive student body as a whole.

    Cons

    Hours were not always ideal based on individual academic schedules, room for upward mobility (promotions, etc) limited to student-based occupations.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes it is easy to look at students as simply students without taking advantage of their existing knowledge and expertise in other tangent-related fields. Growth and opportunity comes by looking at all the cards available in each decision.


  6. Administrative Assistant

    • 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 University part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed environment didn't get in the way of accomplishing projects on time; made coming in to work each day a pleasure.

    Cons

    Internal placements and promotions were effectively out of the question.


  7. great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Many good benefits for employees including tuition remission.

    Cons

    It can take several months to hire a new employee


  8. Great university, very large. Job satisfaction depends on your department!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, great location, great resources.

    Cons

    Pay lower than market value, leadership recently changed benefits and not for the better.


  9. Variety Student Jobs

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston University

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

    Pros

    I was able to work across multiple departments while studying at BU with the work study program. All were positive experiences with friendly people.

    Cons

    The work study program only allows you a certain number of hours per week. There were times when I would have liked to work more, but my hours were capped.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to help students find jobs on campus. This is a convenient way for them to gain experience and earn money.


  10. Program Coordinator at BU

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relatively easy job duties, and great benefits including tuition remission (huge!), paid holiday intercession, good vacation and sick time, holidays parties, etc

    Cons

    Very low pay, esp in comparison to other private higher education institutions around Boston


  11. Short review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are in STEM.

    Cons

    Not many good commuting options.



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