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Graduate IT Labs Supervisor (Former Employee), Boston, MAJuly 30, 2013
Graduate student Assistanceship nothing unusual mostly reserved for foreign students with no other options
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Overall a good place to work
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee), Boston, MAJuly 15, 2013
Hold two hours of office hours each week.
Prepare homework solutions, and grade homework.
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balance of life and work
Administrative Coordinator, Actuarial Science Dept (Current Employee), Boston, MAJuly 10, 2013
Pros: vacation, benefits, tuition remission
Cons: low salary
There is a good balance between life and work. Working at a University is great because you can take courses for free.

The salary is low but it has a great working environment.
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Great place to work
Office Assistant in Accounts Payable (Former Employee), Boston, MAJuly 9, 2013
Pros: great atmosphere
As a student worker at accounts payable, it was enjoyable to work with the staff.
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great learning experience
Security Officer (Former Employee), Boston, MAJuly 8, 2013
Pros: great coworkers
Cons: overnight shifts
had to do a lot of physical security work very challenging but a great learning experience love to work there
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Horrible place to work
Communications Coordinator (Former Employee), Boston, MAJuly 7, 2013
BU is ridden with bad management and workplace abuse. I've worked there and have met many people who've worked there, and no one has had a positive experience. They turn their cheek to problems. Do not work at BU.
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great place to work!
Systems Administrator II (Current Employee), Boston, MAJuly 2, 2013
administer servers
support end users
storage
email
active directory
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This was a case study
Jamba Juice Case Study (Former Employee), London, ENGJune 17, 2013
I helped create an advertisement/marketing plan designed to entice a foreign company to do business in the UK. Gathered research on London’s economic climate and marketing practices, and worked on a mockup campaign, including poster/billboard designs and a website.
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Financial Advisor
Student Accounting Services-Financial Advisor (Current Employee), Boston, MAJune 12, 2013
My typical day consists of multi-tasking between answering business e-mails and business calls regarding BU students' accounts.

I learned that financial matters can be very intimidating to our students and their families.

I work under 3 managers; 1 Associate Director and 2 Assistant Directors.

My fellow financial advisors are a great bunch of people. – more... They are very well trained and take their job seriously.

The hardest part of the day is leaving the parking lot-there is a long traffic light that turns green for 10 seconds.

The most enjoyable part of the day is that I had time set aside by the managers to sign off the phone queue and work on account issues that need a little more focus. – less
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TA (Current Employee), Boston, MAMay 23, 2013
I barely work there, but when I did it was okay. Management is not good, Faculty is not great either. Some of the coworkers are quite decent.
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excellent learning environment
Senior Research Technician and Lab Manager (Former Employee), Boston, MAMay 6, 2013
I had a great boss who was patient with me and taught me relevant skills and techniques. There is no way that I would be in the position that I am today without his training.
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An Easygoing Job That Was Easy To Get To.
Office Support (Former Employee), Boston, MAMay 6, 2013
Pros: job was easily accessible by public transportation.
Cons: it was only a temporary position.
My workday began and ended with open and processing the contents of foreign applicants wish to enroll at Boston University.

What did I learn? I learned one needs quite a bit of financial backing in order to study abroad!

My co-workers were some of the nicest people I've worked with. Easily one of the friendliest, most "laid-back" work environments – more... I had the pleasure to be a part of.

Honestly, there wasn't a hard part to this job.

Most enjoyable part? Probably interacting with my co-workers. – less
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Horriable Job
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Boston, MAApril 28, 2013
Cons: short breaks
Never would work for them in the research department. The office manager was very mean and bitter.
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The Biology Department at BU is very supportive
Ph.D. Graduate Student (Former Employee), Boston, MAApril 24, 2013
Pros: strong graduate student body, administration
Cons: some older professors that are a little stubborn and stuck in their ways
Getting a Ph.D. is not easy by any stretch of the imagination. And though us Ph.D. candidates may have mentors that are stuck in their ways or work with other students with big egos, the support staff (admins, head of the program, graduate student advisor, etc) is extremely helpful and supportive of our goal of attaining our doctorates. When you aren't – more... sure what to do with your research or administrative requirements, there is always someone to guide you in the right direction. There is also a very active student body with many graduate student associations, athletic teams, and other interest groups to helps us relax and not get bogged down with our work. – less
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Great!
Director of Career Services (Current Employee), Boston, MAApril 8, 2013
Great place to work! Benefits are great, people are great. Learned a lot and continue learning, great students as well.
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BUSM
Research Fellow (Former Employee), Boston, MAApril 4, 2013
Pros: benefit
Cons: location
Good benefits, nice working environment over all.
transportation is not very convenient but OK
Can take courses free if you are an employee
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productive independent work environment
Research Laboratory Technician (Former Employee), Boston, MAMarch 18, 2013
conduct research individually
highly independent work environment
present findings to supervisors
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Boston University was a great employer while attending school there.
Marketing Assistant (Former Employee), Boston, MAFebruary 16, 2013
Boston University was extremely flexible to accomodate classes and extracurricular activities. If someone wanted to work for the school while attending, the employment office was extremely helpful.
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Excellent work environment to implement SAP ECC
Consulting Development Lead (Former Employee), Boston, MAFebruary 4, 2013
As development lead in a full-scale SA P implementation there was not really a typical day at work. I worked with a lot of very skilled and motivated consultants and staff members. the hardest part of t job and also the most enjoyable part of the job at the same time was the juggling of the responsibilities as a Team Lead, Analyst and Developer.
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lAERN NEW STAFF AND BE INDEPENDENT
Research Assistant/Assistant Intern Asst. Manager (Current Employee), Boston, MAJanuary 16, 2013
Pros: wonderful events
Cons: cant think of anything
I was very happy in this environment and I will work and work there anytime