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Boston University Reviews

Updated December 14, 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. "Great place to get a degree"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Funding, free, great place to learn

    Cons

    Pay is poor and hours are long.


  2. "Some Pros and some Cons"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, no overload work

    Cons

    Bad environment, no good food or restaurant nearly, not convenient

  3. "Solid benefits and great people to work with."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston University full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Very solid benefits.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for upward growth.


  4. "Boston University Residence Life"

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Rewarding field, good professional development opportunities

    Cons

    Wide variance in work/quality expectations across residential areas, poor compensation compared to other universities


  5. "Great community spirit"

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

    I have been working at Boston University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work with a community spirit that is hard to beat.

    Cons

    Traffic and parking are getting worse.


  6. "Loved It"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good feedback, rewarding work, good pay

    Cons

    difficult to communicate with payroll people, couldn't set up direct deposit


  7. "Overview"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I think ECE Department works really well

    Cons

    There might be more organization in terms of graduate student rights but now we are trying to get official holiday from university

  8. "Undergraduate Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston University full-time

    Pros

    From my experience, PI's and grad students are always willing to help out and teach you

    Cons

    Sometimes they do go above your head and you get confused


  9. "Biology Graduate Program"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student
    Current Employee - Graduate Student

    I have been working at Boston University full-time

    Pros

    - Collegial department (biology)
    - Lots of initiatives for career support (BUsBEST, etc.)

    Cons

    - Commuting by car or train during Red Sox seasons


  10. "Great educational work experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    Really great ways to get work experience while earning an education

    Cons

    Education can be pretty pricey