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Updated February 21, 2018
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  • Very little room for growth or movement (in 10 reviews)

  • Low salary considering responsibilities of the job but they can get away with it because they offer tuition remission (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Post-Doc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston University full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, dynamics environment with lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    As in any academic environment, work is stressful.


  2. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University full-time

    Pros

    Good support from faculty members

    Cons

    There is no cons honestly

  3. "BUSM/BMC Campus"

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    Current Employee - Fellowship Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Fellowship Director in Boston, MA
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing opportunities to collaborate with talented people, a universal commitment to social justice, excellent benefits, a clear salary structure. Terrific leadership at the hospital. This has been my dream job.

    Cons

    Less clear promotions criteria - as with many universities, the guidelines say there is no minimum number of publications, but you always seem to have "not quite enough." Hard for folks with clinical responsibilities to get promoted on the unmodified track. Typical difficult hospital-med school relationship which impacts the ability to have grant collaborators from different schools.

    Advice to Management

    Keep building programs to develop your faculty. Give Emelia Benjamin a raise and a staff to do more of the amazing work she does in this area!


  4. "Assist faculty and students with technical issues."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    It a a part time job for people with good communication skills and good software and hardware knowledge

    Cons

    Not that I know of

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved it at BU. It's a great work environment and I found the other employees to be warm and welcoming. BU is run like a well-oiled machine - everyone knows what their expectations are. I loved working around the students and faculty - it's an inspiring place to work.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.


  6. "Program Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston University full-time

    Pros

    Nice and easy working environment.

    Cons

    Mostly office works. Low salaries


  7. "Great Environment"

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    The people are great and they invest in you as a person and a professional

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  8. "PhD candidate & Research Assistant at BU"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University full-time

    Pros

    BU is a great school to study and work.

    Cons

    The city might be a little expensive compared to most places in the US.


  9. "All in all good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Boston University full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, depends on the school and department.

    Cons

    Staff are not seen as being super important to the school. Many times they over look staff and go straight to the opinions of the faculty for how the school is run.


  10. "PhD Candidate"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great care for PhD students in the sciences, nice raises every other year

    Cons

    Depending on field, department, and professor, experiences can be bad.

    Advice to Management

    Let students unionize


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