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Updated February 15, 2019
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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. "Helpful Stepping Ston"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Law School Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Law School Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay increased over short time period, project was on interesting topic

    Cons

    Worked almost fully independently without much input from supervisor


  2. "Hard work and can work remotely"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Able to work from work, but lots of work

    Cons

    A bit unorganized and communication is not that great

  3. "Assisted in a Graduate level course"

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    Former Employee - GTA
    Former Employee - GTA

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

    Pros

    Great boss. Interesting topic. Rewarding experience.

    Cons

    Faulty technology. Occassionaly work outside of assigned hours.


  4. "Awesome part time opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Student Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Student Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Mentorship, Management, Co-workers, Location

    Cons

    Maybe just not having enough hours


  5. "Great and understanding environment for students with busy schedules"

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    Former Employee - Student Office Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Student Office Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Coordinators and Advisors were very kind and easy to work with
    -Flexible schedule around your classes
    -Good pay for student workers on campus

    Cons

    -Sometimes we were given a lot of busy work as opposed to things in our actual job description


  6. "Great place to start."

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    Former Employee - Associate Director of Student Affairs in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate Director of Student Affairs in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great first higher-ed job. Amazing community.

    Cons

    Low-pay for amount of work, no paid maternity leave.


  7. "Good not Great"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

    I have been working at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    Resources, Faculty, Research, Urban, Charming

    Cons

    People, Reputation, Community, Vibe, Spirit

  8. "Great place to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tuition Remission, Intersession break, Sick time

    Cons

    Health benefits, lack of diversity-but working on it

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Great Benefits Alot of resposbilities"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent work life balance, good benefits including vacation and time off. Some room for growth if you end up in the right places. Free tuition for BU course

    Cons

    Leave alot for middle management. Upper Execs and lower level employees feel comfortable handing off their work. Central Administrative offices seem over worked and unwilling to help and or change. health care has gotten much worse over the last 2 to 3 years

    Advice to Management

    Include online tuition in benefits package. Bring back HMO plan. Have and retain stronger HR group. Consider university wide mentor program for new employees with similar skill sets


  10. "Great Management, Positive Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Summer Position, Events and Conferences
    Former Employee - Summer Position, Events and Conferences

    I worked at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    The manager I had a BU was fantastic. He was structured, but also understanding and flexible and tried to work with you as best he could. They hired great supervisors who were organized and efficient.

    Cons

    Can work odd hours