Boston University Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2020

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4.2
86%
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Boston University President and Trustee Robert A. Brown
Robert A. Brown
433 Ratings
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  • "No cons if we're strictly talking student employment(in 29 reviews)

  • "low salary, and offices are in basement(in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Good so far"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best location for academic purpose. Several university holidays.

    Cons

    Administrative process can be slow.

  2. "Great place to work as a student"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at Boston University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great coworkers, flexibility with school

    Cons

    not really any cons, it was a pretty standard student job

  3. "Great Part-Time Student Work"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Assistant 

    I worked at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, easy work, fits schedule

    Cons

    lacked growth, could find a better job for resume

  4. "Good place to work at"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Office Assistant 

    I worked at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    Good staff, nice learning experience

    Cons

    none that I can think of

  5. "great place love the staff and clients"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    hardworking and dedicated clients and staff

    Cons

    not much at all it is great

  6. "Student Philanthropy Center (Telefund)"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team, work environment, and growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Late hours and weekend shifts

  7. "Good Experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant 

    I worked at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    It was a good experience

    Cons

    No cons for the short duration.

  8. "Great job for connections and getting an inside look at the mechanics of higher education"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program and operations assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Boston University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Supportive, Organized, Good Perks, Involved

    Cons

    Very routine, minimal team collaboration

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  9. "Great 9-5, but no one's dream job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enrollment Service Advisor in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    For a large organization, BU does fairly well on issues of LGBTQ+, gender, and racial equality. Salary grades help with pay equity, especially at entry level Lots of room to move up within the university Very little competition or hostility between employees Tuition remission

    Cons

    Many people are there to do the minimum it takes to get through their 9-5 and go home. Lower salary than most Boston-area colleges. The university is huge, so it's hard to do anything unorthodox. Lots of bureaucratic hoops to jump through, as well. High turnover means regular chances for promotion, but also that a lot of people don't know how to do their jobs. Very little leadership training for management.

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  10. "Easy access to jobs in every department, direct deposit is helpful"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    -direct deposit = helpful -job choices range from Starbucks barista, library liaison and learning assistant

    Cons

    -Documentation can be confusing for international students -no help with taxes

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