Boston University

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Good benefits but management is terrible, with anecdotal exceptions

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Associate Director in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Senior Associate Director in Boston, MA

I worked at Boston University full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Most staff care about what they do. Benefits are great, especially tuition remission and health insurance.

Cons

Managers get no training or guidance in management or leadership. Some are great because they happened to get good mentorship, but there is nothing in place to ensure that managers & directors are anything other than good worker bees, so that's what most of them are.

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If you are promoting someone to a supervisory role, make sure they get the training and support to develop appropriate management skills.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Evolving Culture, BU moving towards becoming a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administration in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Administration in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good (paid time off is generous). Depending on the office, the work schedule is manageable and expectations are reasonable. There is opportunity to be part of changing culture if you embrace it and ability to maintain work/life balance.

    Cons

    slow moving. Unlike other universities, does not seem to be as much of an "academic culture" among administrative employees. The organization is not very nimble or fast moving, so it can be frustrating when trying to implement change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Working in academia is a whole different world

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Patient Coordinator in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    There are fantastic benefits. The school offers tuition remission which allows you to attent MET college for almost no cost, the health care benefits are very affordable, you are given lots of time off, both vacation time and paid holidays.

    Cons

    The salary is on the low side in comparison with other employers in the area. Working for such a large corporation there are many people and steps to go through before you can make any changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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