Research Fellow (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – October 9, 2017
Opportunity to work with top notch scientist. Most faculty's websites are outdated, especially older ones. Amount of support depends on department. A lot of chances for collaborations. Engineering school has a lot of great research, too.
BU Vending - It has its light timeframes, and its heavy timeframes
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – BU Vending – October 8, 2017
Work day starts at 10am, unless specified otherwise by the manager. Typically, we spend morning until lunch filling as many microfridge and safe orders as we can, and after lunch is the same. Those who are not out filling orders stay in the office and answer phone calls from customers. Almost all of the employees are fellow students, so they end up being fairly easy to get along with. Management is average; progress expectations vary between low and high, depending on the time of year. The hardest part of the job is probably moving fridge units up and down stairs, as some of the buildings on campus lack elevators. Other than that it is a fairly lax workplace.
no benefits, sometimes challenging workplace conditions and constraints
Vice President, University Advancement (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – October 2, 2017
The job was very fast paced and stressful but also rewarding in many ways. The president was controversial but was also regarded as being innovative. I was always on call and at times felt like I had little or no free time due to university commitments and responsibilities. That being said, it was a great training ground for me.
BU is regarded as one of the top universities on the east coast
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – September 30, 2017
Working as a graduate teaching assistant afforded me the opportunity to take on a managerial role while assisting the professor with his course. Classroom learning was supplemented with hands-on exercises.
Assistant Director of Administration (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – September 13, 2017
Very stressful working atmosphere They eliminate job positions and expect those left to pick up all of the slack, too much at times for any one person to handle. Pay is decent Benefits are great Management is just horrible
Work Overload, very stressful, management is terrible
Sports Marketing Internship (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – September 11, 2017
This was an internship after I graduated, this was an unpaid internship. Management seemed really good, I definitely learned a lot there. Made dials to sell ticket and came up with promotion ideas for the upcoming games.
Sr. Gifts Coordinator for Gifts and Records (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – August 24, 2017
I was a member of one of the unions, it was a great benefit. Other than that folks were in positions they had no reason to be in. Some worked there for 20-40 years. There were many microagressions that I experienced.
I wanted the experience of working in Higher Education and I got just that.
Manager-Auxiliary Services (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – August 10, 2017
I thrived as the Manager within the Auxiliary Services division of Boston University. My success mandated that I work collaboratively with municipal leadership and both internal and private stakeholders. In addition to my managerial responsibilities, I served as the project manager for a five-year phased capital improvement project of my department’s facilities.
On-line Field Advisor (Current Employee) – online – August 8, 2017
I love helping my on-line students grow as Social Workers. This school provides students opportunities to in the field to explore their career preferences and learn under the direction of other professionals in the field.
Laboratory Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Department of Environmental Economics – August 4, 2017
Flexible hours if you get the work finished. Area of focus very specific, as expected of research work. I have gained much know-how about laboratory techniques, methods, and procedures that will carry forward into other research directions if I do research in other areas.
Resident Assistant (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – August 3, 2017
As a student, BU made it very easy to have real responsibilities and growth. Hard work is usually well-recognized. Your attitude affects the work environment a lot so do not be discouraged by a negative atmosphere; people usually change if you are positive.
Program Instructor (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – July 26, 2017
I worked there over fifteen years ago, so my experience is clearly not close to being current. I was given a high level of responsibility and work load in a very stressful job with a very low rate of pay. My first immediate boss was mindful of that issue but did not have the budget to overcome it. I stuck it out hoping the position would eventually become viable and lead to a solid career foundation--that did not happen.