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Teaching Fellow (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAOctober 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.
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EE Graduate School was excellent
Graduate Teaching Fellow (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAOctober 5, 2018
The grad school had a very good program for supporting both research and teaching fellows while they were pursuing advanced degrees. The staff was very supportive of the graduate students.
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Amazing and Fun
Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAOctober 1, 2018
Located in the heart of historic Boston, BU is a private teaching and research university ranked #39 among Best Global Universities. With 10 undergraduate schools and colleges, 250 majors and minors, more than 650 global courses, $1 million in research funding for undergraduates, and 100+ study abroad programs, the academic opportunities at BU are vast and varied. Thanks to thousands of research and internship opportunities—in the US and abroad—BU graduates are well prepared to lead in an interconnected world. In fact, BU graduates are ranked #6 globally for employability.
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Relaxed university atmosphere
Research Fellow (Current Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 27, 2018
Boston University is an urban campus, and has many bus systems to connect the Charles River Campus to the Medical Campus. The public transportation in Boston is pitiful, so a drawback if thinking of moving here. Beautiful parks and architecture and the Charles River make up for that.

They have decent benefits, which are comparable to other universities. Many people who work here have done so for decades.
Pros
Great talks/symposiums & occassional free tickets to sporting events
Cons
Boston traffic
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3.0
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Very productive
Area Manager (Former Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 24, 2018
Very busy durante school time, alot of repair requests and being a poeple person has to be a must be. Wonderful place to work with all cultures and ethnicies. Must be very out going.
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Custodian (Former Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 22, 2018
It can take up to 6+ months to simply get an interview, so not recommended if wanting to be a Boston University custodian, or just any job, very soon. The job requires you to move quickly, precisely, and constantly, and care for the buildings you are assigned, daily. If you have issues with lots of walking, bending, and reaching, also not recommended for you. I do prefer to be on my own, so it was the perfect job for me. There were times when we did projects (setting up events, stripping floors, cleaning dorms, classes, and offices during holidays or when students/employees are on prolonged vacations, etc.) with other employees, though.

All of us were provided with two short breaks, and one lunch break.

You learn to be able to manage time, clean rooms efficiently, and safety tips. The only hard part of the job was probably when we were understaffed on stormy winter days.
Pros
Sometimes provided free food, lots of benefits
Cons
Can lead to physical problems if not done correctly.
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Research institution that offers a lot of advancement to the community at Boston University.
Research Study Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 15, 2018
Great university with a lot of opportunities to network and gain more exposure into the medical field. Management was great, with an overall enjoyable culture that's present on campus. Hardest part of the job the commute and parking in a very busy South End. It was an overall great experience
Pros
Activities, free lunch, events
Cons
wages
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It was a good program
Physics Teacher (Former Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 7, 2018
The AP physics teaching program at BU was a really positive thing for the teachers, who got some good experience, and the students, who had perhaps a better learning experience than they might have normally.
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Pre-doctoral Trainee (Former Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 4, 2018
Enjoyed my experience as a Ph.D. student. Inclusive atmosphere. Workplace culture was great among Infectious disease division. Would consider a career position with this organization.
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Temporary Position
Midnight at Coolidge Point, MFA Fall Student (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAAugust 26, 2018
I only worked in a temporary position, as a teaching assistant and installing art shows. No issues to speak of. The jobs were fine and confined to graduate students.
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It is not the best learning place in the world.
Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Medical Center at 85 East concord St.August 24, 2018
Some of the professors seem very selfish in terms of grants and taking credit for the work research fellows or technicians were doing. Boston University could not be the best place to work or learn anything. Some of the professors retired without accomplishing anything.
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None
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None
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Research driven university with excellent faculty.
Research Fellow (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAAugust 19, 2018
The workload of a graduate student is typically overwhelming. However, this helps develop good time management skills and keeps you self-motivated. I enjoyed that the offices consisted of multiple disciplines (physicist, engineers and chemists can work in the same office space). This helped promote collaborative efforts between varies fields. The faculty keeps you driven and are interested in results produced in lab.
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Safe environment
Graphic Designer (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAAugust 7, 2018
The opportunity was what I needed at the time—it met my expectations. The program was already established, and the collaborative project was managed well with the Director of Content Management.
Pros
Manageable job, good manager who gave me good feedback, quality collaborators for the project
Cons
Low pay, not challenging enough
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Production Company
Student Production Services (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJuly 30, 2018
A production company run by students that sets up sound, light, and media equipment for Student Organizations and BU Faculty events all around campus. Events vary from just a set of speakers set up at the BU beach or a massive production consisting of lights and sound for live performances.
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As independent contractor, hard to speak broadly
Independent Dance Instructor (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJuly 21, 2018
I worked as a contracted instructor for one of the clubs and as a result it's hard to speak to the broader work environment. My experience was positive overall.
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A revolving door for HR
Manager (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJuly 10, 2018
Mediocrity gets promoted. The CHRO was promoted to VP of HR, despite poor performance, constant mediocrity and employees leaving the company in flocks.
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Great Culture
Annual Giving Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJuly 6, 2018
Boston University truly values its employees. The provisions made to help employees develop professionally, in addition to the opportunities offered on-site, provides employees with valuable experiences to grow in their profession and through their network.
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Productive with unlimited opportunities
Research Technician (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJuly 6, 2018
A typical day started with daily lab duties. Then we would fully engage into experiments or anything else scheduled. We would then eat lunch and enjoy the fellowship of your colleagues. The remain of the day was concentrated on finishing experiments and concluding all lab duties> The principal investigator and colleagues made it a fun place to work. The culture implied and the community made Boston University a very enjoyable place to work.
Pros
Great benefits, lunches, flexibility, competition
Cons
None
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Good research university
Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genomics (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJune 11, 2018
Very collaborative environment, only left because of department closing. Strong support for faculty and staff. Compensation was competitive with other large research universities.
Pros
Collaborative environment
Cons
Management sometimes lacking
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Center for English Language and Orientation Culture (CELOP)
Teacher/Trainer/Program Designer (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAMay 19, 2018
As a Senior Lecturer I had many roles at this institute. I worked with the BU business school and law schools teaching English and directing programs here and in Asia. I also trained teachers and international teaching fellows and use technology in the classroom.
I gained vast experience in directing training programs, curriculum development, teacher supervision, teaching specialized programs. The most enjoyable part of the work was learning from the international students.
Pros
independence
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management
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