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Boston Properties Reviews

Updated Mar 8, 2019

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Boston Properties CEO Owen D. Thomas
Owen D. Thomas
26 Ratings
Pros
  • "Decent pay, good benefits, opportunity to promote within the company(in 6 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and friendly atmosphere, exposure to high end assets(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Exceptional real estate developer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time

    Pros

    Talented and driven colleagues, inclusive environment, flat/lean organization, accessible leadership that has its employees best interests in mind, tons of responsibility, outstanding learning opportunities by working on some of the most complex projects.

    Cons

    Physical office environment is dated but this is a minor drawback; savings here roll into fantastic perks, benefits, educational programs, salary/bonuses, expenses, etc. Somewhat of an unsustainable workload at the top of the real estate cycle.

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating and stay hungry. It's easy to be too conservative when we're a large, established firm leading to missed new business and growth opportunities.

    Boston Properties2018-12-31
  2. "Leasing"

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    Current Employee - Leasing Professional in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lean operation, intelligent people, collaborative environment, exposure to it all, clear mission/goals at hand.

    Cons

    Could have a bit more "buzz" but otherwise, highly recommend working at BXP.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.

    Boston Properties2019-03-04
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, poor pay"

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    Former Employee - Property Management Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Properties full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Big, reputable company Access to all departments (leasing, construction, development, etc.)

    Cons

    Poor pay and tedious tasks

    Boston Properties2019-03-08
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Ehhhh"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Properties full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty great. Some of the professional staff are really friendly and great to work with. Your role is fairly clearly delineated. There is a gym in the building and you're permitted to exercise on your lunch. They are also fairly flexible with your schedule if you have special circumstances. They also provide a commuting stipend which is awesome because it's right next to the Foggy Bottom metro station.

    Cons

    As administrative staff, you are treated very differently than the professional staff. If you're 5 minutes late, you are reprimanded. If you complain or speak to your supervisor about a problem, not much will happen in the way of resolution. There is no where to grow from an administrative position. Some of the other administrative staff are wonderful people who are really enjoyable to work with but others are unbearable...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to the feedback from your administrative staff and make changes. High turnover is a result of lack of action.

    Boston Properties2019-03-08
  5. "Good Place"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Boston Properties full-time

      Pros

      Great Leadership, very proactive bunch to work with

      Cons

      Slower to change but open

      Boston Properties2018-12-12
    • Helpful (11)

      "Unfriendly and Very Old School Type Office"

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      Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Boston Properties full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Free lunch - food trucks Great location - close to SF Ferry Building and BART Decent medical/dental Decent snacks and free good coffee/espresso Monthly $100 commuter contribution to employee Close early on Fridays from last Friday in June to first Friday in Sept

      Cons

      Felt like a bug under a microscope. Management and other coworkers watched when I came in, what I did at my desk, when and how many times I looked at my cell phone, how many times I went to use the bathroom, when I went to lunch, what I ate for lunch and when I left to go home. If you came in 5-8 minutes late, you were warned and then written up. You had a strict schedule of 8-5 and if you decided you wanted to work...

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      Advice to Management

      Allow more flexibility with work schedule. Don't make the employee take a sick day for a doctor's appointment but allow the employee to make up the time (leave 2 hours early make up two hours during the week by staying late). More flexibility with working from home when needed because of sick child or sick pet. Promote your women employees into upper management. Pay your support staff more market rates and help them...

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      Boston Properties2018-07-19
    • "Great Company"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Boston Properties full-time

        Pros

        Excellent company to work for. Great benefits, awesome people.

        Cons

        Limited opportunities. Below average pay.

        Advice to Management

        Listen to employees concerns. Be open to change.

        Boston Properties2018-05-31
      • Helpful (2)

        "Great Company"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Boston Properties

        Pros

        - Opportunity for growth - Great people - Amazing benefits

        Cons

        - Old school corporate atmosphere

        Boston Properties2018-04-10
      • Helpful (15)

        "IS department is very toxic"

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        Former Employee - IT Employee in Boston, MA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Boston Properties full-time

        Pros

        - Buildings are the best in class - Office closes at 3 pm on Summer Fridays - Decent medical/dental insurance although wageworks FSA is the worst part. - Monthly commuter contribution to employee - Good 401k

        Cons

        IT Department is very toxic environment. There are a lot of issues with IS Management. The IT department has a top/down mentality and this mentality comes from the very top management in IS. This mentality of the management prohibits growth and it is not collaborative. If someone offer an alternative, that idea will not be welcomed. The IS environment is infectious and is driven by IS leadership. In my view the networking...

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        Advice to Management

        My advice to the senior management is to correct the issues in IS leadership. Please see the above points listed in the cons section.

        Boston Properties2018-04-14
      • "Good place to work at"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Boston Properties full-time

        Pros

        the hourly pay rate for an entry-level job

        Cons

        busy environment and you have to secure it

        Boston Properties2018-03-11
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