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Just getting through grad school...

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Lots of opportunities to network. Love the city, lots to do. Research is interesting.

Cons

Dismal pay as a graduate student. Not a lot of career development guidance for after graduation. Support from administration is lukewarm after first year.

Other Employee Reviews for Boston University

  1. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administration in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Administration in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  2. Depends entirely on what department you're in

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Work-Study Student Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Work-Study Student Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule, regular pay increases, wide variety of postions/reponsibilities, some opportunities to advance

    Cons

    Overly bureaucratic, disorganized, hierarchical, slow to make adjustments but quick to make huge changes

    Advice to Management

    You don't have to trust your subordinates with what you're working on, but letting us know what you're working on allows us to better deal with the changes you introduce.


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