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Best University to work for
Personal Assistant - USA (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAFebruary 15, 2017
I have enjoyed my time working for Boston University.

They have inclusion policy that make you feel comfortable dealing with everyone in the university.
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Enjoyable
Group Fitness Instructor (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAFebruary 13, 2017
My coworkers were great. Sometimes the process can be a bit disorganized, but as most of the employees are students, that is to be expected. Overall great place!
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A challenging day full of decisions both operational, resource allocation customer interaction,. Very demanding.
Associate Director of Mail Services (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAFebruary 8, 2017
Begin the day.
Assess resources.
Allocate responsibilities based on resources available.
Monitor organizational needs and respond according to priorities.
Respond to customer requests effectively.
Handle any emergencies i.e. illness, vehicle breakdown etc.
Get all daily operational requirements met.
Take care of necessary issues if employee not available.
Work culture was no news is good news.
The hardest part of the job was reducing overtime to save jobs.
The most enjoyable part of the job was accomplishing all daily responsibilities in a timely complete manner. Ultimately satisfying the customers needs.
Pros
Being allowed to do your job.
Cons
Constant cutbacks of resources.
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Wonderful experience
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAFebruary 6, 2017
Coursework includes: Statistical Methods in Quantitative Research, Applied Multiple Regression and
Multivariable Methods, Data Science in R, Statistical Learning, Time Series and Forecasting
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Nice place to work
Teaching Assistant for 'Analog VLSI Circuit Design (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 31, 2017
If you want a stable job and a stable salary, this is the place you want to go. All you can do is go there, work, eat lunch, work and go home. It's not bad as there is not much challenges and you are not likely to get fired, but it is just not exciting.
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Productive and Friendly Work Environment
Drafting & CAD Assistant (Co-op) (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 30, 2017
The work environment at Boston University (Facility and Planning Department) is well established and the managers, and more generally every member of the staff, make it easy to feel comfortable and ready for personal and professional improvement. The days can be fairly monotonous, but it is a dynamic work place and most likely there is always something new to get done.
Pros
Friendly and good pay check
Cons
Slow to get everyone on the same page
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Productive work place
Graduate Assistant (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 29, 2017
I was a graduate assistant and I had flexible hours. I learned a lot while assisting the professor. Got different business ideas and the way to handle the hard projects.
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Good College Job
Media Assistant (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 28, 2017
This job was a good college job which gave me some good IT experience. I was mainly responsible for loaning media equipment and troubleshooting tech problems that faculty would run into.
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Innovative Technology
BU Mechanobiology Lab, Intern (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 28, 2017
Hands on work in the lab, which includes mechanical compression testing devices. A lot of support is provided by professors and staff.
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Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 20, 2017
Very good job culture
Low compensation and benefits for Boston area
Good job security
Very friendly environment
Good work and life balance
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Boston University private university
Research Intern (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 14, 2017
I worked for BU. At this time, this is hard for me to evaluate the quality of BU's training program, caliber of the students of BU. In a decade, when I'm more mature, I will think back this experience as a strawberry on a waffle filled with wipple cream.
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A great place to learn and to grow your career
Post-doctoral Associate (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 11, 2017
Boston University provides a high quality work environment.
The faculty staff are often remarkable in many aspects and the training provided is very satisfying.

I recommend BU as a great place to learn and develop your professional skills as well as for growing your career.
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great working place
SAS Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Boston, MADecember 10, 2016
this is the best school in the US, oh, no, in the world. The students are very polite and well educated. lecturers are very patient and would answer any questions you have.
Pros
easy dealing with each other
Cons
low pay
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A great place to grow.
Associate Professor (Former Employee) –  College of Communication in Boston.November 29, 2016
BU will give you as much responsibility as you can handle. No politics. Decency and interesting people to work with. Wish they were here in warm Sarasota!
Pros
Collegiality.
Cons
MUCH committee work.
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Great. Pattime job and earns a lot
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) –  MassachusettsNovember 20, 2016
It is a great experience to practice public speaking and communication with others. Also, the work load is reasonable, professors are friendly and other TAs are nice.
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Great Benefits, Time Off
Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Boston, MANovember 2, 2016
Boston University is a great place to work with excellent benefits and time off. A lot of diversity. You will learn how a large university operates.
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Great mentorship, supportive environment
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAOctober 27, 2016
Great mentorship in a supportive environment. Some drudgery when executing repetitive experiments. Friendly coworkers. Management sometimes doesn't provide enough structure. Freedom to solve problems creatively.
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A quiet and efficient environment
Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAOctober 16, 2016
A quiet and non disturbing environment that gives you enough time to finish your tasks and research in a timely manner. The co-workers are all highly educated and professional which provides a nice educational environment.
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Retail Dining Operations Supervisor/Manager (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAOctober 7, 2016
My overall review isn't the best due to management and how staff are treated, to the point that even directors of different departments state the same.
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Productive work place
Facilities Manager (Current Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 30, 2016
Loved working there, great staff, excellent organizagtion. Worked there for almost 5 years, reasonble pay for management but and had to resign due to very stressful commute .
Pros
PARKING
Cons
to far for me moved to RI
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