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"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
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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Boston University

  1. Helpful (3)

    "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.


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

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    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.

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