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Boston, MA
501 to 1000 employees
1970
Company - Public (BXP)
Real Estate
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Boston Properties, a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT), is one of the largest owners, managers and developers of Class A office properties in the United States, with a significant presence in four markets: Boston, New York, San Francisco and ... Read more

Mission: The Company acquires, develops and manages its properties through full-service regional offices. Its property portfolio is comprised primarily of Class A office properties and also includes one hotel, two residential properties and four retail properties. Boston Properties is ... Read more

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    "Prepare to be Mirco-Managed"

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    Current Employee - Property Accountant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Property Accountant in Boston, MA
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    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and friendly atmosphere, exposure to high end assets. 3PM fridays during the summer is great. The company offers other perks to get to know one another.

    Cons

    Training is non-existent, management's ways of reviewing things is by micromanaging their staff. My team was once called into a room to point out to the rest of the team what a person did wrong/right. That is no way of providing constructive criticism. These processes needs to be revamped with more of a thought process.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to trust your employees more, and adapt to change. The company is ran very well but stuck in the mindset of the 50's.

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Boston Properties Interviews

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    Capital Markets Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Boston Properties (Boston, MA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Applied in June 2016. Contacted at end of July 2016 to schedule a phone interview with HR. Invited in for a 4.5-hour interview with 6 members of the team, which went very well. Two interviewers asked a good number of technical / RE valuation-related questions. Others mostly just behavioral and gauging interest. I had no indication there would be more interviews after these four hours. One full week later I was invited in for "another round" of interviews. This one 5.5 hours, and included meeting with six individuals and taking a modeling assessment, which was a specific JV deal Modeling / Proforma case study - not an Excel exercise but very specific RE modeling problem. Interviews went well, modeling went OK. I did not hear back from anyone until a full week later, which was an HR email indicating they were going with someone else. A total of 10.5 hours of interviews (phone and 2 in person), and little insight given from HR notifying me of the need for another long interview had me relatively decided that the company didn't value my time - particularly because I have another job in Finance. I asked HR for some feedback as to the decision given I thought the interviews went great, and they never emailed me back. Felt to me to be a slow-moving "heads down" culture firm with some communication barriers between groups and HR, which the couple of junior interviews admitted about the firm, and I would have liked less of my time invested in the process regardless of whether I received an offer or not. This said, I really enjoyed meeting and speaking with all of the interviewers and would have otherwise enjoyed working with them.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe intangible units of value for RE property?
      Explain your approach for valuing this building, including individual steps in the model buildup (pointing to building out window)?   Answer Question
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  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015

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