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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
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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Boston University

  1. "Depends entirely on what department you're in"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Work-Study Student Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Work-Study Student Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule, regular pay increases, wide variety of postions/reponsibilities, some opportunities to advance

    Cons

    Overly bureaucratic, disorganized, hierarchical, slow to make adjustments but quick to make huge changes

    Advice to Management

    You don't have to trust your subordinates with what you're working on, but letting us know what you're working on allows us to better deal with the changes you introduce.


  2. "Working in academia is a whole different world"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Patient Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are fantastic benefits. The school offers tuition remission which allows you to attent MET college for almost no cost, the health care benefits are very affordable, you are given lots of time off, both vacation time and paid holidays.

    Cons

    The salary is on the low side in comparison with other employers in the area. Working for such a large corporation there are many people and steps to go through before you can make any changes.


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