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Boston University Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
338 Reviews
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338 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The Tuition Remission benefit is the best thing about working at BU (in 26 reviews)

  • Stability, generous benefit and excellent work life balance (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.  

    I worked at Boston University

    Pros

    communicate with different people, challenge with different tasks.

    Cons

    Tired due to the long time standing.

  2.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    BU is on the upswing! Rankings are going up, the school is investing in the campus and its people. Benefits are overall as good as I've seen them in other places. Tuition remission is a big plus. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Not the best retirement plan - have to wait 2 years until contributions are matched. Bit bureaucratic but not surprising since it is such a behemoth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to grow

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston University

    Pros

    Good amount of room for growth

    Cons

    Steep learning curve at times

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  5.  

    Great work environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston University

    Pros

    Lovely staff, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say for the school, but Boston winter can be harsh.

  6.  

    Work-study program is great.

    Current Employee - Publications Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Publications Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    BU provides plenty of opportunities for students to make money while a student. It's easy to find a job through the student link. Employers are generally flexible and understand school comes first. There's also a handful of jobs available that might relate to future career paths.

    Cons

    As low-level student jobs, you'll often be doing office work in office jobs or other less than desirable things. It shouldn't be unexpected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    BU

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

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

    Pros

    A intense plunge into research with great opportunities for publishing, presenting, and building a career all while at a top university.

    Cons

    Time consuming and rigorous, low salary makes it hard to live in Boston.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Graduate assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    flexible hours and connection with professors

    Cons

    less pay; sometimes the work is a little repetitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

  9.  

    A Great opportunity and experience.

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

    I have been working at Boston University

    Pros

    Great school, great experience, great department, Beautiful city and good salary

    Cons

    Weather, spread campus, No dental benefits,

  10.  

    Great University

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

    I have been working at Boston University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There's a large network of people with many opportunities

    Cons

    There are no cons really.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    RA

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University

    Pros

    Great work environment.Good time to study there.

    Cons

    Not all the things are good. Some problems always happened,

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