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Boston University Reviews

Updated 15 December 2014
Updated 15 December 2014
321 Reviews
3.9
321 Reviews
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Boston University President and Trustee Robert A. Brown
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The Tuition Remission benefit is the best thing about working at BU (in 26 reviews)

  • Stability, generous benefit and excellent work life balance (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • There is not much room for growth (in 5 reviews)

  • Cost of living in Boston is expensive (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Positive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    - Large organization; many different opportunities in research and IT
    - opportunities to learn and expand your knowledge
    - access to state-of-the art fitrec (BU's gym)

    Cons

    - different culture depending on which department you work in
    - pay attention in the interview as to what kind of culture the department has. Ask yourself: do I feel that I could fit in with this group of people?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Beneficial but dull

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston University

    Pros

    Benefits are plentiful
    Salary sustainable
    Location great!

    Cons

    Older Workforce can become an issue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adapt to current tech and technique

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Work-study program is great.

    Current Employee - Publications Assistant in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Publications Assistant in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Boston University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    BU provides plenty of opportunities for students to make money while a student. It's easy to find a job through the student link. Employers are generally flexible and understand school comes first. There's also a handful of jobs available that might relate to future career paths.

    Cons

    As low-level student jobs, you'll often be doing office work in office jobs or other less than desirable things. It shouldn't be unexpected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall comfortable and friendly work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University

    Pros

    Benefits, such as time-off and tuition reimbursement is great. Lots of programs, training, seminars to take advantage of when you're here. There's a lot going on all over the university as far as culture, academics, research, arts, music, etc.

    Cons

    An older workforce (at least where I am) and the culture here is very slow to change and adapt.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    BU

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Boston University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A intense plunge into research with great opportunities for publishing, presenting, and building a career all while at a top university.

    Cons

    Time consuming and rigorous, low salary makes it hard to live in Boston.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Postdoctoral faculty fellowship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University

    Pros

    Good experience in balancing teaching and research

    Cons

    Low salary for amount of work...think of it as continuing your education

  8.  

    Good place to work I guess. I was just a TA

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Boston University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good guidance and research at Boston University

    Cons

    Lot of work to do and little time available.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Graduate assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Boston University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    flexible hours and connection with professors

    Cons

    less pay; sometimes the work is a little repetitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

  10.  

    A Great opportunity and experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston University

    Pros

    Great school, great experience, great department, Beautiful city and good salary

    Cons

    Weather, spread campus, No dental benefits,

  11.  

    Overall good experiences, but depends which department you work in

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for young people just starting out in the workforce. Management is helpful and supervisors really care about helping you find the direction you want to go in.

    Cons

    I've had bad experiences with bosses, but those were individual cases. Overall the work environments are friendly and comfortable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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