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"Corporate company with little opportunity for growth"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Well known in real estate industry, exposure to many departments

Cons

Do not promote from within, no opportunity for advancement, annual review process is very time consuming to only have the same result of a very small raise and no title change, office management treats employees like children.

Advice to Management

You are losing great employees left and right because they feel under appreciated.

Other Employee Reviews for Boston Properties

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Company structure skewed"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Day to day contacts within company are very nice and professional. Smaller managers are reasonable but can be very different between portfolios. Great amount of time off as well as summer hours. Great place to start out in the property management field.

    Cons

    Red tape is everywhere. Much more focus on policies and procedures than going out and improving assets and retaining tenants. Very clear that it is WHO you know and not WHAT you know that will get you noticed in such a big company. If you don't toot your own horn once in awhile then no one else will. Majority of the employees have the mindset of using the company to get ahead in the field but do not plan on staying with the company for the long haul.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the great talent that you already have working for you. Give props where props are due. Maybe internal audit should start looking at the managers involved with hiring and I'm not talking about HR.


  2. "Property Accountant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Accountant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Property Accountant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, great benefits, individual office for each property accountant, summer Fridays at 3 pm, BXP lunch for employees to get together once a month, free snacks & hot beverages. Managers have been working with the company more than 15 years; they know every detail of work and hands-on for the team.

    Cons

    Need to re-structure for training.

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to hire candidates with good work ethics. This will reduce the need for micro-managing. I heard stories of former employee sleeping during working hours and another one coming to work with a hang-over.

    Adjust position titles to match job description: Assistant Property Accountant can be Property Accountant. Property Accountant can be Senior Property Accountant. Senior Property Accountant can be Accounting Manager. And Accounting Manager can be Assistant Controller.

    Speed up the hiring process for new employees.

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