Boston University School of Medicine

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Updated Jul 15, 2014

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    Decent place to work

    Graduate Student, PhD (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsThere are lots of professional development opportunities and coworkers that are very engaged with their work, the scientific community, and Boston in general. There is challenging, important work being done here.

    ConsIn every department there are professors with low/no funds, terrible personalities, and unrealistic expectations. You need to really do your homework and/or interview to get an accurate idea of who you are going to be working with.

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    A nice environment and a nice employer

    Research Assistant (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsIf one is employed full time, and one is accepted into a degree program, there is a 90% tuition remission. The atmosphere is pretty laid back in most labs, and the people tend to be very friendly.

    ConsThe only transportation is the BU bus which only takes you to BU campus. The bus is free though. The pay is what you would expect for a research assistant. Better than MGH or other places one could be an RA or tech.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This was a great place to work! All co-workers were amazing people and it was easy to communicate with my supervisor.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    Proscompensation, office culture, work-life balance, flexibility

    Consbenefits, need more computers for staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good work environment, good people to work with, benefits are very decent.

    Research Scientist (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsPeople, core facilities for supporting research

    Conshard to commute by public transportation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are plenty of great benefits

    ConsThe management style is poor

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    Animal Care Technician

    Animal Care Technician (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGood benefits, opportunity to meet many people in the research field. They also have lots of seminars of many people in the field presenting. Lots of over time available.

    ConsWithin the laboratory animal care environment theres really bad management, and very little motivation. The pay raise is really bad, there is not much room for growth. The supervisors are very unprofessional and the lack the good leadership skills. I would say that its a very conservative environment where management over all is inflexible and will never defend their subordinates from upper management. Over all, the laboratory animal care environment presents a totally different face of the university.

    Advice to Senior Managementget new supervisors and focus in expanding your pretentious "eco friendly" system into the medical campus where nobody even bothers to recycle a soda cans.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Project Manager - Clinical Research Trials

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, good work life balance.

    ConsCity location, parking is expensive even with employee benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosexcellent facilities, very nice people and work culture

    Consdrive to the university and parking is a pain

    Advice to Senior Managementmake the parking lots cheaper for employees who are not doctors

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    Research Scientist

    Research Scientist (Current Employee)

    ProsIt's very creative and meaningful work. I can also manage my time. My work includes designing, executing, and interpreting the experiment as a scientist. And I am working as a study coordinator, and involved in clinical trial. I feel very well in doing research and working with people in different areas. I have strong record of publication in top journals, which is very rewarding for my hard work. I am also earned experience of supervising during working with research assistants in the lab, and I was training them in many lab tasks.

    ConsAs a research scientist, I have chance to apply my knowledge in different areas. But I want broader opportunities that keep me in touch of the frontier science and technology. I also like to be more productive and effective in my work which is related to the development of working environment. And the other important thing is the compensation for my work. Considering all of these, I am trying to find a research job in industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncouragement and effective communication can improve the work efficiency.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My experience and BUSM has been wonderful.

    Undergraduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGreat opportunities, connections, and reputation in the research world. In a diverse area of Boston.

    ConsSome people might not enjoy the diversity of the patients on campus.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing your thing!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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