Boston University School of Medicine

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Boston University School of Medicine Reviews

Updated July 15, 2014
Updated July 15, 2014
18 Reviews

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  1.  

    Decent place to work

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

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    In 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.

    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    A nice environment and a nice employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

    The 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.

    Recommends
  3.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    compensation, office culture, work-life balance, flexibility

    Cons

    benefits, need more computers for staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

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

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Boston, MA

    Pros

    People, core facilities for supporting research

    Cons

    hard to commute by public transportation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    ok

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

    Pros

    There are plenty of great benefits

    Cons

    The management style is poor

  7.  

    Animal Care Technician

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    Former Employee - Animal Care Technician  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Animal Care Technician in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Within 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Project Manager - Clinical Research Trials

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work life balance.

    Cons

    City location, parking is expensive even with employee benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    excellent facilities, very nice people and work culture

    Cons

    drive to the university and parking is a pain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make the parking lots cheaper for employees who are not doctors

  10.  

    Research Scientist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist
    Current Employee - Research Scientist

    Pros

    It'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.

    Cons

    As 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 ManagementAdvice

    Encouragement and effective communication can improve the work efficiency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    My experience and BUSM has been wonderful.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing your thing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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