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Updated Jul 03, 2014

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2.9 18 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

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Owen D. Thomas

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Terrible managers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA (US)

    Pros- nice office space
    - successful company who prides themselves at being the best at what they do
    - supportive of development and promote within

    Consmicromanagers running certain departments. looking at what time you get to your desk, what time you leave for lunch, when you leave for the day, etc. not a laid back envirnoment at all. very stuffy mens club.

    Advice to Senior Managementget some good managers in there and make sure people are excited about coming in to work everyday. it would help with the turnover.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Manage your expectations

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA (US)

    ProsThe compensation is competitve with the general market. The location is spectacular with many amenities and restaurants nearby. Workload is very reasonable for financial-type firm

    ConsCan be overly analytical and slow with regards to personnel promotions/hiring. There tends to be a lot of energy spent for CYA instead of just resolving problems.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize how much of a solid staff is in place as compared to other firms. Take some time to make the workplace a little more fun.

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    Company structure skewed

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDay to day contacts within company are very nice and professional. Smaller managers are reasonable but can be very different between portfolios. Great amount of time off as well as summer hours. Great place to start out in the property management field.

    ConsRed tape is everywhere. Much more focus on policies and procedures than going out and improving assets and retaining tenants. Very clear that it is WHO you know and not WHAT you know that will get you noticed in such a big company. If you don't toot your own horn once in awhile then no one else will. Majority of the employees have the mindset of using the company to get ahead in the field but do not plan on staying with the company for the long haul.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to the great talent that you already have working for you. Give props where props are due. Maybe internal audit should start looking at the managers involved with hiring and I'm not talking about HR.

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    Boston Properties

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsBoston Properties always goes about their work in the most professional manner possible. Dotting every "i" and crossing every "t".

    ConsExtremely corporate. It's either Sarbanes-Oxley or paranoid management but half of your time seems to be spent preparing for a future internal audit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees spend inordinate amount of time cya'ing. Find a way to make the environment more conducive to producing rather than preparing for audits.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA (US)

    ProsGreat benefits. 401k matched 200%. Opportunity to get up to 4 weeks vacation. Fun group to work with.

    ConsUpper Management doesn't seem to care about employees' work/personal life balance. Still seems like an old mans club- maternity leave bare minimum, senior executives all male, etc. Not a ton of room for growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFlex-time would be nice.

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    Terrible

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Boston, MA (US)

    ProsNice building to work in. Nice offices.

    Cons24/7 work mentality. TERRIBLE management. They treat their employees like dogs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe nice to your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Big company difficult

    Analyst (Former Employee) Boston, MA (US)

    Prosjunior people have access to high profile projects

    ConsLarge company atmosphere. Flat upper level management and difficulty moving vertically through the organization

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Work Environment

    Property Accountant Intern (Current Employee) Boston, MA (US)

    ProsThe company is very flexibility and the job has some nice perks - holidays are great.

    Consnot very social, quite environment but people are very nice

    Advice to Senior Managementnothing really, they do a great job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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