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"Great colleagues but lots of instability."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Assistant Director in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Assistant Director in Boston, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

- Attracts quality staff and students.
- Time off is excellent, especially intercession (do not have to take vacation time)
- Diversity of backgrounds from staff and students

Cons

- High turnover
- Unclear policies
- Two year wait for retirement benefits

Advice to Management

Develop policy guidelines for staff
Explore healthy use of flex time

Other Employee Reviews for Boston University

  1. "An easygoing academic institution"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Administrator in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The work week is 35 hours, never more
    - Slow pace of work can be both a pro and a con

    Cons

    - Low salary and benefits
    - Bureaucracy can be frustrating at times
    - Rarely promote internally

    Advice to Management

    Develop your people before they leave. Turnover is too high.


  2. "Great people and an engaging work environment."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Engineer/Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Engineer/Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Relaxed work environment
    - Great advisor and co-workers
    - Plenty of learning opportunities
    - Plenty of growth opportunities

    Cons

    - Can get boring sometimes
    - If academic research isn't for you then you'll crash out quickly
    - Academic pay scale leaves a lot to be desired

    Advice to Management

    - Keep up the good work and please do what my advisor did: When someone decides to leave let them stay on until they find another job. Biggest blessing I had.

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