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Boston University Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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Pros
  • Great work life balance, you will never be obligated to answer an email after hours and your personal life is treated with respect by management (in 44 reviews)

  • Tuition Remission is a huge bonus (in 80 reviews)

Cons
  • Very little room for growth or movement (in 10 reviews)

  • There were no cons to working there (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Great student job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    Worked on-campus while a BU student. Always great and flexible schedules for students!

    Cons

    My job didn't always have huge amounts of hours every week.


  2. "Admissions Director"

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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 salary for the college admissions industry.

    Cons

    Opportunity for growth is slim and the communication from leadership can be weak.

  3. "Public Safety Officer"

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    Current Employee - Public Safety Officer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Public Safety Officer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and gainful experience working the are around Boston Medical Center.

    Cons

    Understaffed department with too much overtime. It's exhausting.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to officers


  4. "Decent place to work"

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

    I have been working at Boston University full-time

    Pros

    Diverse. Great opportunities for community involvement. Tuition remission.

    Cons

    Health Insurance isn't great and not much for career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Need more competitive benefits package


  5. "Licensed School Adjustment Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Access to students one on one to develop goals and cooperation from teachers to teach each student individually according to the best fit teaching style for that student.

    Cons

    Keeping up with the paperwork demands and meetings take up a lot of time. Spend less time on MCAS preparation. Take advantage of school time to engage each student in such a way that they want to learn more and is excited to go to school every day.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate effectively with staff at all levels.


  6. "Boston University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston University full-time

    Pros

    innovative, progressive, inclusive, career opportunities

    Cons

    retirement plan is confusing and not great


  7. "EK127/125 Teaching Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours are scheduled around academic/extracurricular schedules. Good pay for a teaching assistant job. Professor Attaway does a good job of involving the TAs in creating homeworks, grading, and course instruction.

    Cons

    May be asked to work some weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Either hire more TAs or schedule fewer open hours.

  8. "Great school"

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    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

    Very comfortable environment to work in, the employers are great and my coworkers have become my family.

    Cons

    For being such a large university I feel the student employees should be compensated more.


  9. "Security"

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    Current Employee - Security Guard in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good hours and pay with employees

    Cons

    none I can think of

    Advice to Management

    none.


  10. "Meh."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great tuition remission. Good mission.

    Cons

    Terrible health insurance changes, extremely high co-insurance (20% co-insurance or 30% for some people!) and new changes coming for retirement plans. Low salaries. No discount on gym.

    Advice to Management

    Pay should increase if benefits are being cut left and right.


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