Boston Properties Reviews

Updated 21 August, 2014
Updated 21 August, 2014
19 Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Properties

    Pros

    Very professional and nice company environment. People allowed to work very independant yet still as a team.

    Cons

    Non to speak of at this time

  2.  

    Formerly a great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are very good and there are a lot of wonderful people

    Cons

    Hiring process is so slow that good candidates are lost to other offers. Pay is low with minimal 1.5-2% annual raises. Work load varies by department as do benefits like summer Fridays which are not available to all. Company prefers to move employees to new positions internally rather than hire from outside to avoid having to pay higher (market) salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The old moto of "our employees make us the success we are" has been completely forgotten. Stop treating employees like they are replaceable, work ethic is suffering. Find a way to vet new hires quicker so BP has at least a chance at filling some of the open positions. It is sad to see so many good people leaving but management has left employees with little choice to pursue advancement or salary increases

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company, a bit stodgy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Boston Properties full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, great co-workers and fun people.

    Cons

    Pretty stodgy culture. Very old-school way of thinking.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    People have nothing better to do than to complain

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time

    Pros

    401K match, Getting out at 3Pm on Fridays, 4 weeks vacation

    Cons

    Workloads are unmanageable and managers know it and do not care. Old and stuffy atmosphere. Other departments have nothing better to do than to complain about others work/conduct.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on pleasing employees instead of aggravating them so much they want to leave to escape stuffy boys club mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Can't please everyone

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at Boston Properties full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, 401k, vacation time, 3pm early release every Friday in summer

    Cons

    some folks like to micro manage, Upper Mgmt will treat you as if your invisible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time

    Pros

    Loyalty to employees, great work atmosphere. Buildings are the best in class and the company is fair and honest in all it's dealings. Every co-worker I come in contact with is very proud of what we do, how we do it and the results we get.

    Cons

    Dress code; ties and jackets required except in the summer. Most of our clients waer "business casual" and sometimes we are "out of place" in our suits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok, but could be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great 401K, holidays, time off. Health insurance used to be better but that is pretty much everywhere now.
    Employee perks are great. Some of the managers are really great to work with.
    It is a great company, but some things need to change.

    Cons

    - People that do great are rarely recognized, the recognition always goes to the manager that didn't do anything.
    - Won't promote from within to people that deserve it, think that you are nothing without a bachelors degree even though you have more on the job experience than someone who has a bachelors off the street.
    - Pile a lot of extra work on without getting paid for what you truly do.
    - Pay isn't all that great.
    - Micromanagement, higher management treat lower level employees like they don't know what they are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the lower level people that help your properties run and create a good name for your company. Promote people that truly deserve it, don't hold them back just because of education, on the job experience goes a long way and is valuable as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Overall experience was OK. Hard to move up quickly.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Boston Properties full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Class A downtown property exposure

    Cons

    hard to move up because serious management not focused on capabilities of admins

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on your employee improvement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Poor management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property Management  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Property Management in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Boston Properties full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Overall friendly staff. Most managers competent,

    Cons

    Very conservative, some middle management poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lighten up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Corporate company with little opportunity for growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Properties

    Pros

    Well known in real estate industry, exposure to many departments

    Cons

    Do not promote from within, no opportunity for advancement, annual review process is very time consuming to only have the same result of a very small raise and no title change, office management treats employees like children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are losing great employees left and right because they feel under appreciated.

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