University of Massachusetts Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
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  1. Great experience and learning opportunity

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    Former Employee - EHS Intern in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - EHS Intern in Amherst, MA

    I worked at University of Massachusetts

    Pros

    people were willing to share knowledge, vast experience to be gained working on campus

    Cons

    slow system, people don't want to work together, political/power struggles in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people there have been there for so long, position rarely open up, but the campus is expanding so new opportunities might be available

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Nice Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Massachusetts

    Pros

    Management is very supportive and helpful. The workenvironment is very relaxed and stress free

    Cons

    it takes a long time to find a job

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great place to work and study

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts

    Pros

    Equal opportunity for everyone

    Cons

    Not a lot of exposure

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  5. It is a good workplace, a lot of research

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    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Lowell, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    technology availability for research. Good for PhD candidates. Not many jobs for grad students though. Interesting staff with good creative ideas.

    Cons

    Lack of funds. Not very great lab facilities. Most of the equipment is under processing of getting fixed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Good

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in North Dartmouth, MA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in North Dartmouth, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    time-off, good benefits and compensation

    Cons

    personal and professional growth, promotions

    Recommends
  7. Graduate Student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts

    Pros

    Great place for grad school.

    Cons

    Since its a big university, can take awhile for paperwork to process.

  8. Graduate teaching associate

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    Former Employee - Teaching Associate in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - Teaching Associate in Amherst, MA

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunity to develop teaching skills

    Cons

    Poor department support for professional development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a graduate-school wide initiative to expand professional training, not only for an academic career but also for the increasingly common non-academic paths pursued by recent Ph.D.s

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Good Institution but doesn't invest in its students

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    Former Intern - Student Government Official in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Student Government Official in Boston, MA

    I worked at University of Massachusetts as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    The school is investing very heavily in infrastructure, which should pay off dividends in the long term and should attract more talent to the institution.

    Cons

    There nearly zero focus on investing in the students themselves, student activities are put on a back burner and given a minimal budget, and several obstacles along the way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buildings are great, but students who succeed are even better. Get your priorities right.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Former employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many interesting projects many opportunities to learn new things and to develop professionally. The higher ranks consider you their equal.

    Cons

    The higher ranks provide you with no training whatsoever, even for the parts where they are supposed to train you. you are expected to learn everything yourself, while doing your usual tasks

  11. It's OK to work at UMass

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    work with students and professors. academic environment.

    Cons

    no business clients or customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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