Associate Director (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – June 27, 2017
Boston University is a world-class research university with an intelligent and driven student body. It is a large, disparate campus that can lack unity within both the faculty/staff and student community. There are an incredible number of opportunities for professional advancement but it can feel like working in a corporation rather than working in higher education.
Administrative Sciences (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – June 24, 2017
A wonderful place to work...well managed, supportive and encouraging. The faculty is diverse and talented. Classes are assigned well in advance and contracts are sent out early. Having taught at four other colleges, I find BU looks for and hires many talented people. Interacting with other professors, I find their assessments are similar to mine.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – June 20, 2017
As an undergraduate thesis candidate, I was able to take control over my own personal project and learn through experience. The mentorship and guidance that I received at Boston University was incredibly valuable, but I also value the trust that my supervisor and colleagues had in me to allow me to take on such a project as a novice in the field.
Facilitator (Teacher Assistant) (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – June 20, 2017
Rewarding to see students progress through the term. Professor is very supportive. Administration is unappreciative however; no raises at all in at least 8 years even though tuition has increased each year.
Office Administrator (Current Employee) – Medical Campus – June 7, 2017
It is great to work and meet with the students. I've learned that many students have so many different issues which control their likes, dis likes, fears, etc. Management, is really not an issue with me because I have my other duties and jobs away from this office. The workplace culture was also not a personally a problem, but I felt the students should mainly be the priority and not just saying their the priority. Because of that feeling, I mad sure I was available to every student who sought any assistance by me. The hardest part of this job is knowing which student(s) didn't promote to Medical School. I did not feel comfortable coming to work on those days. The most enjoyable part of the day was interacting with the students. I would not continue working there if it were decided that we had absolutely no contact with the students.
Seeing the students
non-comunication, lack of group meetings, failing students.
Volunteer Assistant Lacrosse Coach (Current) (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – June 6, 2017
Engaging environment to help young men develop through the medium of sport. Long days, rewarding work. We increased the team's capacity and culture a to become a perennial conference contender and national force.
Research Assistant (Part-Time) (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – June 5, 2017
BU's Research Assistant program for MA students is excellent. The professors are all highly motivated to do research and are open to delegating additional responsibilities to the students they work with. It is an excellent learning experience.
Fun Place to work, lots going on in Compensation to update technologies and programs.
Senior Compensation Analyst (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – May 19, 2017
The University's HR Department was a fun place to work, but it was extremely busy and often under staffed. Working at a University was very different than working in general industry. I did feel sort of like a fish out of water. I do want to work in General Industry, not at a University. If a University atmosphere is what you want, BU is a great place to work.