UMass Medical School

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UMass Medical School Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
48 Reviews
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    Research Tech

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UMass Medical School

    Pros

    The schedule is very flexible

    Cons

    The pay is not great, reviews not done in a timely manner

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    UMass.. so so..

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    Current Employee - Research Associate II  in  Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good as a first job.

    Cons

    Low Pay. Not enough chance to grow without Ph.D.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Tumultuous time for IT division

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administration Engineer  in  Shrewsbury, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administration Engineer in Shrewsbury, MA

    I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good salary for the area. Pension benefit is good. Great access to new technologies and a wide breadth of technologies. Supporting medical research that can make a difference is more rewarding than working for a typical for profit corporation.

    Cons

    Company charges for parking. Politicking is required between managers and within groups. Since the new CIO was hired there have been three rounds of layoffs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good Ole Boys Club

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II  in  Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Worcester, MA

    I worked at UMass Medical School full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is good room for advancement. Love the people who work there. Very dedicated and the research is amazing. Lots of great work being done there.

    Cons

    If you aren't part of the in crowd, good luck. Also, they don't tell you that if you retire as a state employee, you lose 2/3 of your social security. You end up learning a lot through the grapevine. Lots of backstabbing - sad, but true.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture is very cliquey. Management doesn't seem to have to answer to anyone. HR didn't seem to be able to help at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Mixed Experience

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits. Big enough to find genuine colleagues and collaborators.

    Cons

    Sub-culture of elitism. No mentorship. Little recourse in HR matters. Highly political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More oversight over growth and mentorship of junior faculty. Establish clear protocols for recruiting, hiring, and dismissal of employees that are not subject to political influence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Choosing the right lab is the most important thing in academic

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher  in  Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are many talented biologists and good seminars.

    Cons

    Postdoc are treated worse than graduate students. Doesn't make sense to me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It is good and full of professionals

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UMass Medical School

    Pros

    Good Salary and many other benefits

    Cons

    Office politics and non challenging working environment

  9.  

    Great research environment, but not so great career development opportunity

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow

    I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great research environment and interactive atmosphere

    Cons

    Does not have good career development opportunities; Does not comply with NIH guidlines for employee benefits and compensation

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Tough place with good pay, ruthless HR

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant I  in  Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant I in Worcester, MA

    I worked at UMass Medical School full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits. great pay, great work environment

    Cons

    Union membership, ruthless HR, workforce reductions at any time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Talented people solving some of of public sector health care's most pressing problems.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great on-the-job learning experience. Exposure to diverse skills and experience. People there care about helping people who are poor and disabled receive better services through the research, consulting, and policy development work that we do. Does not rely on any state tax money -- it earns its own way and then some. Profits are used to fund UMass Medical School, the parent organization.

    Cons

    Not as competitive for public sector contracts as it once was. Private, for-profit firms are winning contracts that it used to receive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need executive leadership with private sector experience.

    Neutral Outlook

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