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UMass Medical School Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
59 Reviews
3.0
59 Reviews
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UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good benefits package - better than a lot of places since it's a public institution (in 5 reviews)

  • State institution offers great benefits (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of finding, limited support for post docs and career development (in 2 reviews)

  • For this reason the turnover rate is high (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Postdoctoral Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UMass Medical School

    Pros

    Flexibility of schedule, self driven research, good benefits, cheap parking.

    Cons

    Limited parking spaces, salary, food services.

  2.  

    Postdoc

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Worcester, MA

    I worked at UMass Medical School full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice working culture, good infrastructure, same good benefits

    Cons

    Lack of finding, limited support for post docs and career development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To say the truth about the possibilities to succeed in academia

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    postdoc

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UMass Medical School

    Pros

    As a postdoc, I have flex hours

    Cons

    As a postdoc, I have no freedom or money

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    research associate

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Worcester, MA

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

    Pros

    decent environments and benefit and nice people

    Cons

    low income and no promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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

    Research Tech

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tumultuous time for IT division

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  8.  

    UMass.. so so..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Ole Boys Club

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Worcester, MA

    I worked at UMass Medical School full-time (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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

    Choosing the right lab is the most important thing in academic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time (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

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