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Boston Properties Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Decent pay, good benefits, opportunity to promote within the company (in 6 reviews)

  • Great company with great benefits (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no room for growth for the administrative staff, unless you moved into Property Management (in 6 reviews)

  • The company does not promote from within (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Property Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Property Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team, structure, upper management are supportive. benefits are top notch. If you're not happy with your current boss/company you will like this company/culture.

    Cons

    Pay not at their peers. Going to lose some good people if they don't change their ways.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to your important PMs


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company...few opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You will never find better people to work with than at Boston Properties. Leaving the people is the hardest part about leaving the company.

    Cons

    There is no room for growth for the administrative staff, unless you moved into Property Management. There is little flexibility with hours.

  3. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Student in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Student in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at Boston Properties as an intern

    Pros

    The company develops, owns, and operates some of the best real estate properties in the world which gives employees great exposure to the industry.

    Cons

    In my experience, I did not feel like employees were a part of a unified team.


  4. "Anonymous Employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, benefits, bonuses

    Cons

    Egos of managers, no pensions for the workers out in the field


  5. "BP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time

    Pros

    BP is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Wish parking was paid for.


  6. "Property Accountant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Accountant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Property Accountant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, great benefits, individual office for each property accountant, summer Fridays at 3 pm, BXP lunch for employees to get together once a month, free snacks & hot beverages. Managers have been working with the company more than 15 years; they know every detail of work and hands-on for the team.

    Cons

    Need to re-structure for training.

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to hire candidates with good work ethics. This will reduce the need for micro-managing. I heard stories of former employee sleeping during working hours and another one coming to work with a hang-over.

    Adjust position titles to match job description: Assistant Property Accountant can be Property Accountant. Property Accountant can be Senior Property Accountant. Senior Property Accountant can be Accounting Manager. And Accounting Manager can be Assistant Controller.

    Speed up the hiring process for new employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "PMC"

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    Current Employee - Property Management Coordinator
    Current Employee - Property Management Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time

    Pros

    great experience and exposure to some of the best properties in Boston

    Cons

    easy to get stuck in your role; very few opportunities for advancement, unless employees leave the company.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Prepare to be Mirco-Managed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Accountant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Property Accountant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  9. "Good place to start."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Properties full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Comfortable Job.

    Cons

    Very strict environment. Low mobility. Small raises.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees. They know what they are worth.


  10. "Treats you like family"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, team collaboration

    Cons

    No growth for Administrative staff

    Advice to Management

    Develop a plan for administrative staff to have other growth opportunities


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