Boston University School of Medicine

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Boston University School of Medicine Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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  1. Good environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University School of Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Nice people & atmosphere, many employee events

    Cons

    Can be tedious dealing with regulatory stuff


  2. Classic Academia Environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University School of Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, decent benefits

    Cons

    Poor financial account management depending on your administrator.


  3. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Boston University School of Medicine part-time

    Pros

    Was able to explore interesting research pertaining to a potential treatment for Alzheimer Disease. Involved with cutting edge ideas and exposed to many talks that spoke about other cutting edge research. Staff was friendly and interested, so we all were excited. MRIs were available, so we were able to make use of expensive, high quality imaging.

    Cons

    There were very few cons. The main con would be that until the data is collected, a lot of the work is administrative and handling the participants. Not all participants are friendly, so you have to be able to deal with people who are at times a bit abrasive. However, there was a lot of support when dealing with these people so there were always others to help out.


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  5. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great tuition remission, atmosphere that is very supportive of continued academic pursuits. Lots of time off- academic environment that closes between Christmas and New Year's in addition to 3 weeks of vacation and a number of sick and personal days. Great work/life balance. My department had very flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Low salary, not much room for advancement within some departments- they expect you to stay until you get your advanced degree and then leave for another job. Favoritism within departments.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your younger employees and give them an opportunity for advancement and career within the department.


  6. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    This is probably obvious but they have great tuition benefits. The medical benefits were great too. The best coverage I've ever had.

    Cons

    Low salary and very little opportunity to advance. Dealing with HR was always a hassle. Lots of beuracratic red tape to cut through.

    Advice to Management

    The tuition benefits attract talent but the low salary's and poor growth potential fail to retain the talent. You could probably keep more employees and have less turnover if you offered comparable salary.


  7. Soft money can be a challenge

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    Current Employee - Research Associate Professor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Associate Professor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Boston University School of Medicine part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    An intellectually rich, collaborative and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Many faculty members need to raise grant money to fund their own salaries and those of their lab staff members. As a friend said "you do realize you're paying yourself, right?". It causes a lot of instability and uncertainty.


  8. postdoctal

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good equipment, good benefit, good system

    Cons

    nothing wrong point. parking fee?


  9. Good place to work if you are a student or want tuition reinbursement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good hours, a chance to work your way through a Masters degree without accruing a lot of debt.

    Cons

    Work can get intense sometimes


  10. Great place to work, extremely intelligent and driven scientists

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Get to work with some of the greatest researchers in the country.

    Cons

    Low pay, which can be expected from a job in an academic institution


  11. Great place to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Teamwork, flexible, work - life balance

    Cons

    Time management, great volume to work with

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work



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