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  1.  

    Not bad, but not for me

    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    friendly students, great chemistry department environment, helpful professors, wonderful location, access to everything in the city by train, bike, or foot

    Cons

    some PIs are hard to deal with, expectations are sometimes too high, teaching requirements take up too much time and don't allow for as much focus on research and your own classes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    everyone needs to be on the same page when it comes to degree requirements

  2.  

    Ingalls

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

    I have been working at Boston University

    Pros

    No intense work needed, the pay is good and can use the facilities.

    Cons

    Horrible Boss and the timings are really bad. Mainly the boss is the worst part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the boss

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University

    Pros

    good management
    great peers
    snacks all the time

    Cons

    monotone
    no promotions
    hover management
    can drag

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  5.  

    Research Technician

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities and benefits for employees

    Cons

    Remission tuition is only for their courses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    High quality education and benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent tuition benefits and slightly above average stipend. The stipend is more than enough to live off of comfortably in Boston. The campus is centrally located and the faculty go above and beyond to assist ambitious students achieve their goals.

    Cons

    Loose rules concerning the length limit of an individual PhD degree lead to misuse of graduate student labor by some faculty members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place limits on the length of an individual PhD degree and enforce continuing education requirements following the completion of standard course work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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.

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    Beneficial but dull

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston University

    Pros

    Benefits are plentiful
    Salary sustainable
    Location great!

    Cons

    Older Workforce can become an issue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adapt to current tech and technique

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Positive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Large organization; many different opportunities in research and IT
    - opportunities to learn and expand your knowledge
    - access to state-of-the art fitrec (BU's gym)

    Cons

    - different culture depending on which department you work in
    - pay attention in the interview as to what kind of culture the department has. Ask yourself: do I feel that I could fit in with this group of people?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Institution with some small changes needed.

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

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

    Pros

    These changed vastly based on your advisers, but generally you have very flexible hours, decent pay (remember you are getting a degree too) and tons of guidance if you seek it.

    Cons

    Some things are unorganized and living near the area is very exspensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think graduate student requirements should not be changed every year. Maybe every 5 years or so, because it gets very confusing trying to figure out what you need to do to graduate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overall comfortable and friendly work environment.

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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

    Benefits, such as time-off and tuition reimbursement is great. Lots of programs, training, seminars to take advantage of when you're here. There's a lot going on all over the university as far as culture, academics, research, arts, music, etc.

    Cons

    An older workforce (at least where I am) and the culture here is very slow to change and adapt.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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