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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. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University full-time

    Pros

    Free tuition, good benefit, positive atmosphere

    Cons

    Low pay, faculty decision making means good intentions but poor managerial skill

    Advice to Management

    Faculty scope should be limited to their ability to manage - i.e. faculty in charge of technology-based programs is not a good idea. Academic expertise does not make someone a good manager.


  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    depending on job very flexible schedule

    Cons

    Some jobs do not care for life outside of the job at all (mostly in the dining halls)

    Advice to Management

    I'm just doing to this get my access back

  3. "Boston University Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great collaborative environment. Everyone is very welcoming.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons, I really enjoy working there


  4. "Tutor at ERC"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tutor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Tutor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great experience working with students and good refresher of old material for those applying to graduate school

    Cons

    Sometimes the other staff can be somewhat rude.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that the students feel appreciated and be conscious of how we are spoken to.


  5. "great"

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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

    Pros

    great place and good hourly pay

    Cons

    not anything i can think of


  6. "Good place to study"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston University full-time

    Pros

    Good location, good view, good courses and good professors.

    Cons

    No cons, I enjoyed a lot at BU.


  7. "good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyde Park, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyde Park, NY

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

    Pros

    very nice very good life style

    Cons

    nothing cons every thing is nice

    Advice to Management

    no advise

  8. "College of Engineering Office Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston University part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, they care about you and your success as an individual and as a student

    Cons

    I can think of no cons


  9. "Assistant Director of Career Advising"

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

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

    Pros

    Lot's of opportunities to get involved in new initiatives/programs. Big school with lot's of opportunities.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility within office/department.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities/pathways for professional advancement within the institution


  10. "Pretty Good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston University full-time

    Pros

    Great institution
    Lots of wonderful people
    Reasonable amounts of vacation time

    Cons

    Lots of administrative hoops to jump through at times
    Retirement benefits didn’t start until after being employed for two years


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