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Updated May 23, 2018
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  • The computers were very slow, the pay was not great considering the cost of living in the Greater Boston area (in 10 reviews)

  • Very little room for growth or movement (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, great opportunities

    Cons

    big focus on making more money for the school


  2. "Bioinformatic PhD program"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston University full-time

    Pros

    fun, low stress, good faculty, good equipment

    Cons

    doesn't have a main campus

  3. "Working as a part-time RA"

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

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

    Pros

    Learned lots of stuff from the industry. People are nice to talk to

    Cons

    Engagement level are relatively low unless you're on the same project


  4. "Writing Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Writing Fellow
    Former Employee - Writing Fellow

    I worked at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    Easy job, fun and fulfilling

    Cons

    Low pay, can't increase hours


  5. "Residence Life Office Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    Laid back, Flexible Position, Great Environment

    Cons

    Early Morning Hours but they are manageable

    Advice to Management

    Great Management


  6. "Administrative Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Boston University full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, supportive manager, opportunities for professional development

    Cons

    Work is not intellectually stimulating and not consistent. There is a lot of free time, which may seem great initially but can become boring.


  7. "Great work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston University full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and growth opportunities. If motivated, significant opportunities to advance your skills through staff development opportunities or tuition remission.

    Cons

    Compensation is lower compared to market but that is offset by benefits and work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    The quality and professionalism of upper management and central services has dramatically improved over the past several years and I suggest there be a continued investment in human capital to ensure that BU is attracting and retaining the best of the best.

  8. "Definitely Worth it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston University full-time

    Pros

    So many good educational resource in the city of boston, good infrustructure, beautiful view, etc.

    Cons

    School is built along commonwealth Avenue, you might need to walk a long distance between 2 classes.


  9. "mugar library assistant"

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    Former Employee - Student Library Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Student Library Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    *very flexible working hour
    *pay is okay
    As a student library assistant at Mugar, I really have nothing to complain. Management is almost none, and you don't expect to learn anything from this job. But it is a great way to earn spare money after school.

    Cons

    there is really nothing to complain about


  10. "This is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The campus is beautiful and nice. People are kind and you can always find a project you would like to work on.

    Cons

    The housing in Boston is a bit expensive.


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