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Updated October 16, 2018
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  • "Very little room for growth or movement" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Low salary considering responsibilities of the job but they can get away with it because they offer tuition remission" (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "TA"

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

    I worked at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    BU is a great place to work!

    Cons

    BU is a large university with a lot of professors to work with.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff, pay received on time, lots of opportunities to advance and grow. Great if you love academia!

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to navigate system.

  3. "Full stack software engineer"

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

    Pros

    Stable, Simple, Friendly, Peace, Quiet

    Cons

    easy job, no challenge,


  4. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    Great experience as a TA, the position lets you build connections and learn how to make different types of learners understand topics

    Cons

    No cons, job meets expectations


  5. "Librarian Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Librarian in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Librarian in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hours and bosses. Easy work can listen to music while at the job.

    Cons

    Nothing is so bad about it besides the monotony

    Advice to Management

    Extend hours to right before library closes.


  6. "prefer not to say"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University full-time

    Pros

    Attempt to communicate across departments and schools

    Cons

    Hard to coordinate across departments and schools


  7. "Part time student employee"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    I believe employees have good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Technology infrastructure is a little outdated

  8. "Good mentor, exciting project"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University full-time

    Pros

    Fun projects. PI is friendly and approachable.

    Cons

    Low salary. Tough to advance in position.


  9. "Grader"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Free work environment. Decent salary

    Cons

    How much hw you grade totally depends on how often professor likes to post it.


  10. "Good place to work, friendly co-workers"

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

    I worked at Boston University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Not a lot of incentive to go above and beyond, seems like everyone on staff gets the same (small) raise every year


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