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University of Massachusetts Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
147 Reviews

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147 Reviews
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University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits; good work-life balance; decent food options and other employee perks (in 7 reviews)

  • Great benefits and there's a reason why no one leaves; guaranteed raises and cost of living increases (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • quite less room for advancement (in 4 reviews)

  • And there is little room for career advancement (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great department

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Amherst, MA

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff. Great to help faculty and students. Free education!

    Cons

    Some tasks are a little tedious, but nothing that a few clever scripts can't fix!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on trucking!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Immature staff that use students for their own personal agenda

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Massachusetts

    Pros

    Honestly nothing, I did more in that office then 5 upper staff members combined

    Cons

    Horribly organized, bad union staff workers, injustice, political game and full of liars who only want people on their side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up and learn to be management

  3.  

    Research assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    For Ph.D. program, you got paid to get your own degree. So enjoy it!

    Cons

    Umass Amherst may not be a top graduate school, and a little country like

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent experience. Great individuals and management. Felt like a home and very helpful environment

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    Former Employee - Treasurer  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Treasurer in Boston, MA

    I worked at University of Massachusetts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great management. Opportunity to meet well established scholars and government officials. Calm work environment. Looked forward to work everyday. Tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Salary was low. Job security was an issue due to budget constraints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary and benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    One of my best working experiences in the United States

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Understanding Professors.

    Cons

    Wasn't a full time employee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good fellows here!

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

    I worked at University of Massachusetts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is a quiet and small town but full of natural atmosphere

    Cons

    Comparing to other college town in US, the living cost is high

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    Awesome work environment, very focused, lots of professionals

    Cons

    People don't move around in positions so unfortunately its sometimes stagnant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't promote based on longevity.

  9.  

    nice to interact with the community

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    Learned lots of new skills and ability to learn software I wouldn't have otherwise been able to. Other co-workers for pleasant and wasn't awkward to go to superiors for advice.

    Cons

    Department is constantly changing rules and polices.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant  in  Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Amherst, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    good compensation
    nice to be able to take classes and work in the same location

    Cons

    no cons that i can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great

    Recommends
  11.  

    It was really a great experience

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    Current Employee - Shuttle Driver  in  Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Shuttle Driver in Lowell, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Team work, Leadership, lab facilities, great environment.

    Cons

    lot of competition, good professors, great library

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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