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Updated February 27, 2017
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  • Low salary considering responsibilities of the job but they can get away with it because they offer tuition remission (in 16 reviews)

  • The computers were very slow, the pay was not great considering the cost of living in the Greater Boston area (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Research Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for student who seeks for research's field

    Cons

    It allows only Boston University's students


  2. "Grad Research assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible; high work life balance

    Cons

    Challenging when still attend classes at grad school


  3. "I assist the Deans in the Dean of Student's Office."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing atmosphere and the people are wonderful.

    Cons

    Little opportunity of advancement


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  5. "Study Hall Monitor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, good communication from supervisors

    Cons

    can be difficult for grad student to interact with college students

    Advice to Management

    provide more notices about similar positions


  6. "Research"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    Ability to learn
    Ability to grow
    Ability to add to your skills and network

    Cons

    Time consuming / Challenging
    Given unfulfilling tasks

    Advice to Management

    Many different supervisors therefore pick a professor that describes your niche.


  7. "Senior Assistant Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance, smart and talented coworkers, great retirement benefits and match.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and delayed projects due to wanting to keep business "in-house." Can be frustrating in trying to get your job done efficiently.

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for promotions.


  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Programmer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Programmer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The place has a solid environment with decent pay and flexible hours. I had it pretty great because I had a really good boss, but that doesn't always happen. Make sure to ask questions during your interview so you know what you're getting yourself into.

    Cons

    Sometimes clients can be unreasonably incompetent, I had a grown woman cry because a wireless mouse wasn't working. Fortunately these are few and far between but nevertheless it is never fun pretending to be nice to these people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  9. "BU School of Public Health"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and great leadership.

    Cons

    Boston is expensive on a post-doc salary!


  10. "student employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    great great place to work

    Cons

    nothing bad I can say about this place


  11. "Student Worker Review"

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    Current Employee - Partnership Assistant
    Current Employee - Partnership Assistant
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Administration is more relaxed and low pressure and there is plenty of room to learn new skills because there is not enough staff to do everything

    Cons

    Administrative bureaucracy makes it hard to get projects approved



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