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Good benefits but management is terrible, with anecdotal exceptions

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Former Employee - Senior Associate Director  in  Boston, MA
Former Employee - Senior Associate Director in Boston, MA

I worked at Boston University full-time for 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.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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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Other Reviews for Boston University

  1.  

    Working in academia is a whole different world

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    • 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 for 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
  2.  

    RA Position is Alright

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Free room and board
    -Meet some great people
    -On calls can be switched pretty easily

    Cons

    -Upper staff not very open to change
    -Residence life office is very segmented and communication is difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your RAs. Get rid of the my way or the highway attitude.

    Recommends
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