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Updated August 12, 2018
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  • "Very little room for growth or movement" (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Program Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Boston University is a wonderful place to work with people who are mission-driven, civically-minded, and reflective. The University puts in systems for growth and mentorship and emphasizes community inside and outside of the workplace.

    Cons

    My experience was very positive


  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Timings are good there

    Cons

    Salary is not satisfying

  3. "Teaching Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Ability to be a student and work

    Cons

    No real cons at BU


  4. "a solid "okay" all around"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -tuition-remission program with many programs to choose from
    -it really depends on your office--most of the non-law and non-med offices I've seen/worked in are pretty casual, though.
    -it's Harvard training ground, so after a little while you can get a much better paid place

    Cons

    working at BU means you'll be wildly underpaid, so if you can get hired at virtually any of the other large universities in the area, go there instead.

    Advice to Management

    if you want BU employees to stop jumping ship to go to Harvard, take them seriously and pay them accordingly.


  5. "Student Manager in Dining Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    Fun, laid back, good work for students

    Cons

    Not really any downsides here


  6. "BU DINING"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great compensation, friendly atmosphere, family environment

    Cons

    Understaffed, over worked, their way or the highway

    Advice to Management

    Provide management with the tools they need to suceed and a work/life balance to keep them sane


  7. "good job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University full-time

    Pros

    vacations are good. Ample support

    Cons

    benefits could be better and could be improved

  8. "Great University"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities and social networks!

    Cons

    No cons as far as I know.


  9. "hmm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like my bosses.

    It's a nice place to work if you're just a student employee.

    Cons

    Working in an administrative position, I realize that the people who dislike this school the most are the ones running it. Kind of messed up if you ask me...

    Advice to Management

    I get that a university is a big business but at least pretend a bit more like your interest is the students' education.


  10. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    Great Work Environment and really smart students.

    Cons

    The pay is not really high


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