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Updated January 29, 2018
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  • Low pay for internship over the summer (in 5 reviews)

  • Low salary and very little opportunity to advance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "BU School of Medicine"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QI Analyst and Project Coordinator in South End, MA
    Current Employee - QI Analyst and Project Coordinator in South End, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, supportive and collaborative community

    Cons

    No room to negotiate salary.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Lab manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Boston University School of Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Less chance for higher position and promotion.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Working at BUSM"

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

    I have been working at Boston University School of Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues who are driven by the mission of Boston Medical Center and serving under-resourced populations
    Good benefits, including tuition remission, vacation time, and healthcare

    Cons

    Less flexibility for working remotely relative to other organizations, though much of this is decided on a case by case basis
    No paid maternity/paternity leave for staff (non-faculty)


  4. "Graduate Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good stipend, Aetna Plus Student Health Insurance (100% covered for in-network physicians, $25 copay), BU BEST organization striving to help graduate students with their future careers

    Cons

    Location, no dental or eye insurance


  5. "Graduate Student (Biomedical Research)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Boston University School of Medicine full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great faculty, exciting research, good environment

    Cons

    Not a lot of reinvestment by management into science, very bureaucratic , not a great location

    Advice to Management

    Grow research by investing in young faculty members


  6. "Researchers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Wide and resource intensive work setting for the medical researchers and extremely supportive platform for the novices in the field of medical research.

    Cons

    Since majority of the work load depends on the research studies, soemetimes it demands unexpected amount of work during the clock hours during the times of overlapping phases(trials) of multiple concurrent studies.

    Advice to Management

    Greater heights in terms of research outcomes could be achieved through a good quality of reciprocated output from employees who are much satisfied from the overall benefits they receive from an institution. Further, encouraging more research interested fellows e.g students to get involved in research projects can be fruitful as those novice brains oftentimes have some genius ideas!!


  7. "The Medical Campus disappoints the BU brand"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Boston University School of Medicine full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Staff are generally committed to their job. Benefits are fair. Accessible by several bus lines and has a BU shuttle to main campus. The South End is a plus. Employees at the Charles River Campus have higher workplace satisfaction.

    Cons

    BUSM offers very low salary yet demands high workload. Many management positions are held by unqualified personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Value your staff and exercise fairness and leadship

  8. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people were great and very bright.

    Cons

    The commute was difficult by T


  9. "Great research community"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Research community very open, resources plentiful. Post-doc support is building up, particularly in helping members find careers after training.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic sector difficult to deal with on occasion.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Job, Low Pay"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Independence
    Good work-life balance
    Upward mobility
    Snow days
    Generous vacation and sick time, plus intersession!
    Relatively casual dress code (my office, at least)

    Cons

    Poor health/dental plan
    Tend to feel like a cog in a machine
    Low pay
    Sometimes difficult to get things done quickly due to size & hierarchy of University
    Experience largely depends on which office you work for

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation for your administrative staff and raise pay to be more competitive. Everyone I know who has left the University has done so because they can make $10k+ more doing the exact same job somewhere else. My last office lost 4 employees in a year for this reason.


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