University of Massachusetts Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret
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Pros
  • Good benefits; good work-life balance; decent food options and other employee perks (in 7 reviews)

  • Working at a university provides great benefits, amazing opportunities, and the chance to extend your education at minimal cost (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • not much opportunity for advancement (it's a work-study job), favoritism when it comes to promoting managers, very low pay (in 3 reviews)

  • Amherst is a small town which means little fun for extracurricular life (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Graduate Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Dartmouth, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Dartmouth, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Massachusetts (More than a year)

    Pros

    The working hours are very flexible and you get access to a lot of university resources that you n use for your career advancement. The management is also very helpful.

    Cons

    The pays are a little on the low side and the university is currently in a hiring freeze so not many full time employees are being hired these days

    Advice to Management

    the management need to get its act straight and try to get out of all the office politics that goes on there. because of that the performance of the service delivery is greatly effected


  2. Custodian

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, decent pay, great job for students

    Cons

    Insufficient management and lack of communication


  3. Too much time in hands

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    Former Contractor - Media-Lab Consultant in Dorchester, MA
    Former Contractor - Media-Lab Consultant in Dorchester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Massachusetts as a contractor

    Pros

    lot of time available and not much work to do If you are a student and you are currently seeking a position on campus that will get your feet wet in the world of IT and Data Entry this is one of the many places you would love to get started

    Cons

    lot of time available and not much work to do Pay is terrible The department tends to have an unorganized structure.

    Advice to Management

    Get your stuff together and be a little more organized so the little guys get their work done better.


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  5. Research Assistant

    Current Contractor - Research Assistant in Lowell, MA
    Current Contractor - Research Assistant in Lowell, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back environment, opportunity to learn from professors, exposure to research being done in other labs, flexibility, small department size.

    Cons

    The atmosphere can be too laid back at times, with nothing being accomplished. Have had very negative experiences of being bullied, with management doing nothing to address the problem. There is also the issue of rampant ego to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Give students and research assistants more structure and clear goals to focus on. Confront and address interpersonal issues rather than pretend these don't exist.


  6. A small friendly company

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    Current Employee - R&D and Sales Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - R&D and Sales Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is an old, family owned company. The company has not aggressive strategies in marketing and R&D. Therefore I have a low stress position. I also have the privilege of define and manage most of my activities and be more efficient and productive.

    Cons

    It is an old, family owned company. The CEO is old and resists major changes that are necessary for improving the products and also sales and marketing efforts.

    Advice to Management

    I advice him to get retired soon. The niche market of the company is picking up and the management has to respond to it and come up with modern products and solutions otherwise the company is going to lose its market share in the long run.


  7. Great experience and learning opportunity

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    Former Employee - EHS Intern in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - EHS Intern in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Nice Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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


  9. Great place to work and study

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Equal opportunity for everyone

    Cons

    Not a lot of exposure


  10. 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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  11. Good

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

    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



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