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University of Massachusetts Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
154 Reviews
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154 Reviews
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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)

  • 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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    IT Assistant

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    Former Employee - IT ASSISTANT in North Dartmouth, MA
    Former Employee - IT ASSISTANT in North Dartmouth, MA

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great, very friendly and can learn new things

    Cons

    Less pay, not much growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every one is friendly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Tremendous opportunity for growth and intellectual freedom for research

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in New Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in New Bedford, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great institution to work for with many opportunities for interesting project related work and teaching

    Cons

    University politics can be tricky

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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 (less than an 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Understanding Professors.

    Cons

    Wasn't a full time employee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    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

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