We've calculated that the average salary at Boston Properties is $51K based on 25 user-submitted salaries
A total of 8 Boston Properties employees gave Boston Properties an average happiness rating of 3.8 out of 5.0.
2.1IT Department is very toxic environment. There are a lot of issues with IS Management. The IT department has a top/down mentality and more like a parent/child relationship and this mentality comes from the very top management in IS. The two people that drives this kind of culture is the CIO and the Director of Infrastructure Services. This mentality of the management prohibits growth and it is not collaborative but rather prescriptive. If someone offer an alternative, that idea will not be welcomed. The IS environment is infectious and is driven by IS leadership. In my view the network services and technical services (which manages end users) do not work well together. The head of these two teams do not work well together and it has a trickle down effect that negatively impacts the department.
It is very difficult to grow and people are promoted maybe after staying more than 10 years in the company. The leadership in network services are actually engineers promoted as managers. In fact they shouldn’t have been promoted as managers as they are not very people oriented. They lack managerial qualities. All the important technical work would be actually done by them and only irrelevant and not much visible projects would be given to the Engineers. They travel around and spent time in conferences like RSA, EMCWorld and VMworld and do not give the engineers the opportunity to go either of these events. The IS leadership has major trust issues and would not give work to anyone they do not trust. Also the lack of communication from senior IS leadership was frustrating. There is no training provided by the company and they expect you to complete projects with technology that no one has any idea. Boston Properties does not allow work from home even on inclement weather conditions. Also the pay is not good. No paternity leaves and maternity leave is just outdated. The company is very much old school. It's very much a 60’s environment.