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Boston Properties Reviews

Updated March 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Decent pay, good benefits, opportunity to promote within the company (in 6 reviews)

  • Buildings are the best in class and the company is fair and honest in all it's dealings (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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.


  3. "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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  5. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Management Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Property Management Coordinator in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits, opportunity to promote within the company.

    Cons

    Seems to be a minimum of 2.5 years on average before you are able to promote. When I first interviewed I was told that BP really likes to hire from within but quickly learned that many assistant property manager and property manager positions end up being filled from outside the company. Another con is that I feel it is a very hierarchal company where you feel like you are expected to walk on eggshells and act/dress a certain way in front of certain higher-ups. I guess I am not used to that from other companies I have worked for in the past.


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    "Life is what you make it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Management Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Property Management Coordinator in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    They have very good benefits

    Cons

    There is not that much room for growth


  7. "good company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston Properties (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company benefits. great summer hours and casual Fridays. Work environment was good.

    Cons

    Low compensation and very low room for growth. interview process is really long.


  8. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is interesting and can vary from day to day.

    Cons

    Upper management has little concern for subordinate staff.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to staff who really can make a difference.


  9. "Construction Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great projects, best in class leadership, solid work life balance, competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Functions exist in silos.


  10. "great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Properties full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Everyone is friendly and polite. Very healthy corporate culture.

    Cons

    Upper management is a bit old-fashioned. Has a hard time understanding the millennial employee.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to more progressive ideas about work and ways to get things done.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "For a large corporation, Boston Properties takes great care of its employees."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are very flexible with scheduling.
    They are meticulous about gathering data/feedback from employees.
    The pay is good for the position.
    They offer a very eco-conscious workplace.

    Cons

    Because it is a large corporation, it can be difficult to get things done quickly.
    There isn't much contact between upper management and the customer service team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and make sure not to neglect the Customer Service Team.


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