Technology Specialist (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – December 5, 2018
People and culture that’s what Boston University is about. When I had personal problems my supervisor jumped in with unbelievable effort to help me resolve it and offered me options I didn’t think existed. Great Company!
Senior Associate (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – December 15, 2018
Your work experience at BU boils down to management. For instance, a role in financial affairs is not ideal because management is poor. The pay is decent. The work life balance is pretty good. However, management in financial affairs have a propensity to create unrealistic deadlines, favor certain employees, and management exhibits unconscious bias. Avoid working in financial affairs at all cost. Leadership at BU in other departments is far better in quality then financial affairs.
Boston University sounds like a great place, but it is not.
Part-time Lecturer (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – December 5, 2018
Boston University sounds like a great place, but it is not. People are impressed when they hear that you work there, but everything is project based and you can lose your job in a second for no reason at all.
I can only talk about Development and Alumni Relations. Leadership is white males of the same vintage. They are uninspired now that we are closing our first comprehensive campaign. With no direction to the staff about what comes after this campaign, motivation is low. The Senior Vice President has made it clear that he's retiring after the campaign which has started a turf war between the next two in line.
This organization is very hierarchical. We are reminded every day where we stand in the pecking order. There is no clear path for advancement. If you aren't a white male, then your chances for advancement are low. The highest level a woman can expect to rise it is Executive Director. If you're looking for a diverse workplace open to unique ideas and new ways of approaching things, this isn't the best place for you.
CHEMISTRY TECHNOLOGIST (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – November 11, 2018
Perpetual learning environment. Boston University Medical Center has multiple programs for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. This attracted students from all over the world as well as pharmaceutical and medical devices companies.
Research Assistant Professor (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – November 9, 2018
BU is conveniently located along Comm Ave by green line, which makes everyday commute easy. Beside student dining and other food chain restaurants, there is faculty dining room that provide high quality lunch with incredible view of Charles river at reasonably low price. The work atmosphere is energetic, productive and we seek opportunity to collaborate within and also inter-department. We have weekly seminars with speakers from different universities or research institutes nationwide. Students are of diverse background though. But most graduate students know what they do and why they are here.
Assistant Director, Annual Giving (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – November 5, 2018
Big University with numerous resources. Salaries are not completely competitive but the culture creates a good working environment. Like most employers, the top executives (Deans, VIce President level) can be a little out-of-touch with rank and file workers.
Insurance Coordinator (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – October 31, 2018
The work can be difficult but ask important questions to ease the work load. Everyone is dedicated to their position. I value my dedicated colleagues who reach out to management if the team feel overworked. The employees look out for each other and everyone is work toward the common goal "students come first".
Senior Development Coordinator (Former Employee) – Boston, MA 02115 – October 19, 2018
I had a very busy schedule with many daily, monthly, and end-of-fiscal-year tasks and projects. The job was fast paced with much contact with alumni, students, and faculty. I learned to be proactive and process the various data entry updates and entries real-time. The most difficult part of the job was maintaining a timely response due to ever-changing schedules and deadlines. The workplace culture was helpful and you felt management was concerned with improvement of work place systems and procedures. I liked working training and providing a work place environment suitable for work study under graduate and graduate students
Good PC and Printer and a good work schedule with breaks and adequate lunch time
The office space was a bit cramped, and the furniture and chairs were sub-par
Family Programming Assistant (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – October 15, 2018
I had a great time when I worked at BU. A friend of mine referred me, and our boss was one of the sweetest people ever. The job itself wasn't very difficult, as I was only a work study student, but I really enjoyed my time working there and I would definitely do it again.
Teaching Fellow (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – October 10, 2018
I enjoyed my time of Boston University very much. I was a rewarding experience working with professors who are passionate about their field and students who are curious, intelligent and willing to learn.