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Boston Properties Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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  1. "Great Work Environment"

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

    Pros

    The company is very flexibility and the job has some nice perks - holidays are great.

    Cons

    not very social, quite environment but people are very nice

    Advice to Management

    nothing really, they do a great job


  2. "Big company difficult"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    junior people have access to high profile projects

    Cons

    Large company atmosphere. Flat upper level management and difficulty moving vertically through the organization

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Terrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice building to work in. Nice offices.

    Cons

    24/7 work mentality. TERRIBLE management. They treat their employees like dogs.

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to your employees.


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    "Decent Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. 401k matched 200%. Opportunity to get up to 4 weeks vacation. Fun group to work with.

    Cons

    Upper Management doesn't seem to care about employees' work/personal life balance. Still seems like an old mans club- maternity leave bare minimum, senior executives all male, etc. Not a ton of room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Flex-time would be nice.


  6. "Boston Properties"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Boston Properties always goes about their work in the most professional manner possible. Dotting every "i" and crossing every "t".

    Cons

    Extremely corporate. It's either Sarbanes-Oxley or paranoid management but half of your time seems to be spent preparing for a future internal audit.

    Advice to Management

    Employees spend inordinate amount of time cya'ing. Find a way to make the environment more conducive to producing rather than preparing for audits.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Company structure skewed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Day to day contacts within company are very nice and professional. Smaller managers are reasonable but can be very different between portfolios. Great amount of time off as well as summer hours. Great place to start out in the property management field.

    Cons

    Red tape is everywhere. Much more focus on policies and procedures than going out and improving assets and retaining tenants. Very clear that it is WHO you know and not WHAT you know that will get you noticed in such a big company. If you don't toot your own horn once in awhile then no one else will. Majority of the employees have the mindset of using the company to get ahead in the field but do not plan on staying with the company for the long haul.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the great talent that you already have working for you. Give props where props are due. Maybe internal audit should start looking at the managers involved with hiring and I'm not talking about HR.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manage your expectations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    The compensation is competitve with the general market. The location is spectacular with many amenities and restaurants nearby. Workload is very reasonable for financial-type firm

    Cons

    Can be overly analytical and slow with regards to personnel promotions/hiring. There tends to be a lot of energy spent for CYA instead of just resolving problems.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize how much of a solid staff is in place as compared to other firms. Take some time to make the workplace a little more fun.


  9. "Terrible managers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - nice office space
    - successful company who prides themselves at being the best at what they do
    - supportive of development and promote within

    Cons

    micromanagers running certain departments. looking at what time you get to your desk, what time you leave for lunch, when you leave for the day, etc. not a laid back envirnoment at all. very stuffy mens club.

    Advice to Management

    get some good managers in there and make sure people are excited about coming in to work everyday. it would help with the turnover.


  10. "I enjoyed it very much."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Very pleasant office to work in
    - Great guidence from upper management
    - Great 401k program
    - Salary is great

    Cons

    - I didn't ike how serious it could be at times
    - There were really no outlets for creativety
    - Some of my co-workers were very unpleasent

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest providing Salarys to all that work at Boston Properties instead of keeping them as hourly employees. They also could take the advice of lower managemnt.


  11. "Corporate company with little opportunity for growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Well known in real estate industry, exposure to many departments

    Cons

    Do not promote from within, no opportunity for advancement, annual review process is very time consuming to only have the same result of a very small raise and no title change, office management treats employees like children.

    Advice to Management

    You are losing great employees left and right because they feel under appreciated.



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