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  • Great work life balance, you will never be obligated to answer an email after hours and your personal life is treated with respect by management (in 41 reviews)

  • Tuition Remission is a huge bonus (in 72 reviews)

Cons
  • Little room for growth within in organization (in 9 reviews)

  • The computers were very slow, the pay was not great considering the cost of living in the Greater Boston area (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Brookline, MA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Brookline, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at Boston University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work and Good salary

    Cons

    Needs to be more organized


  2. "Research title"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Brookline, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Brookline, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, great people and convenient traffic

    Cons

    expensive living. low salary increase rate.


  3. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Statistical Consultant in Brookline, MA
    Current Employee - Statistical Consultant in Brookline, MA

    I have been working at Boston University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment very flexible

    Cons

    There is no disadvantage that I have ever encountered at BU


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  5. "Desktop Student Techincian (dsstud)"

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    Current Employee - IT Technician in Brookline, MA
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Brookline, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Boston University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Skillful and Friendly staff, clear understanding of responsibilities, very good with feedback. I think it is a good place to learn while you attending college, the pay is decent and everyone is happy to answer any questions or concerns you have.Proper communication and paying attention is very crucial, also management is always around.

    Cons

    Carrying a lot of stuff - sometimes not even computer related things.


  6. "Teaching Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Fellow in Brookline, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Fellow in Brookline, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was lucky to get a teaching fellowship which included full tuition reimbursement, plus a generous stipend, which meant a free master's degree. It was a fantastic experience and I got to put two years of teaching on my resume, which is great

    Cons

    All my negative experiences are specific to my particular department and one or two specific people, so it's not fair to put that on BU. Although one thing that does drive me nuts about BU (and many large private universities like it) is the allocation of funds for ridiculous athletic facilities instead of academic purposes.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously you guys. The GSU is falling apart. It's gross. The BU community should be embarrassed that we host large international academic conferences in a building with plastic sheets hanging from the ceiling to keep the rainwater from dripping on the attendees. The plastic sheet method is the most utilized facilities-improvement I've seen on campus (faculty offices, classroom buildings, library, etc). But God knows BU will spend millions to raze an entire city block and build a lacrosse field nobody asked for.
    Also, maybe open the library before 10AM on a Sunday. Is this or is this not primarily an academic institution? I didn't realize I was attending NHL University. Pardon my rant.


  7. "PhD student experience"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Brookline, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Brookline, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Big university, tons of events and groups to be involved with. Makes networking easy.

    Cons

    Due to the size, there is a lot of bureaucracy. It can be hard to to organize events or get some things done.


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