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"Evolving Culture, BU moving towards becoming a great place to work"

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Current Employee - Administration in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Administration in Boston, MA
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Positive Outlook
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I have been working at Boston University full-time (More than a year)

Pros

The benefits are good (paid time off is generous). Depending on the office, the work schedule is manageable and expectations are reasonable. There is opportunity to be part of changing culture if you embrace it and ability to maintain work/life balance.

Cons

slow moving. Unlike other universities, does not seem to be as much of an "academic culture" among administrative employees. The organization is not very nimble or fast moving, so it can be frustrating when trying to implement change.

Other Employee Reviews for Boston University

  1. "Core values of institute promote research excellence but pay does not encourage it."

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Offers a diverse working culture, with excellent working schedules and working flexibility. Lower level academic administration are typically open and will to discuss and problems encountered.

    Cons

    Does not compensate its employees well. Benefits are mediocre at best. Access to management in relation to a problem is limited.


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    "Good benefits but management is terrible, with anecdotal exceptions"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Most staff care about what they do. Benefits are great, especially tuition remission and health insurance.

    Cons

    Managers get no training or guidance in management or leadership. Some are great because they happened to get good mentorship, but there is nothing in place to ensure that managers & directors are anything other than good worker bees, so that's what most of them are.

    Advice to Management

    If you are promoting someone to a supervisory role, make sure they get the training and support to develop appropriate management skills.

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