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University of Massachusetts Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
155 Reviews
3.9
155 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.  

    Teaching at UMB as an Adjunct Instructor has been enjoyable and rewarding.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Boston, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a great place to be an adjunct because the pay is much higher per course, as compared to other universities in the region. There is great administrative and IT support. The students contribute a great deal to class discussions, as most bring long-term professional and diverse personal experience to the classroom.

    Cons

    Parking on campus is a nightmare anymore. This makes it challenging to meet with students outside of class time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is traditionally a commuter school. Many students come from far away and the T is not convenient for them. Some have to come and go from campus during the day, for their jobs and/or their families. Time spent looking for parking and taking the shuttle is cutting into class and study time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great Culture!

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

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

    Pros

    Loved the staff and faculty. Very supportive of student employees. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Can be demanding on the student during exam times, but faculty tries to accommodate schedules.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Public University

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    Cares about its students and personnel and this University is on the rise

    Cons

    At this point I do not have any cons for this institution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good experience

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dorchester, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dorchester, MA

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

    Pros

    Great & cheap cafeteria food,guess you can say that I wouldn't mind being a receptionist after being an intern there.

    Cons

    Not having big enough responsibilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more work for interns to do

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Dartmouth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts

    Pros

    Great school. Learned alot here.

    Cons

    Looks like a prison, but still cool.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great school. Great employer

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    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Former Employee - Student Worker

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and community. Pay is good and the pace of work is easy to keep up with

    Cons

    Have to deal with a laid back schedule from a lot of the employees.,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management can be hit or miss. Review upper levels more often. Perhaps performance rewards would help?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Most resourceful state university at an amazing price.

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    Former Employee - Tour Guide in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - Tour Guide in Amherst, MA

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

    Pros

    Resources under all departments: Academics, transportation, events, student organizations, advisors, study abroad options, job opportunities, and financial aid options. The design of the campus itself makes getting around easy too.

    Cons

    Too many choices, which can become overwhelming. There's also lots of construction going on because of their 50 year plan on giving the 150 year old university a beautiful tune-up and additions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping on with that 50 year plan.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Wonderful

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Massachusetts

    Pros

    opportunities are around every corner

    Cons

    snowstorms & a NE sports team losing the big game

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    appreciate your employees more.

  10.  

    Diversity makes it worthy

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are cooperative
    There is always something new going on
    Loads of knowledgeable coworkers to learn from
    There are opportunities to grow and learn

    Cons

    Paying for parking at work place
    Some buildings have poor infrastructure
    Website is not very friendly, there are miscommunications
    Network used needs improvement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I am very happy to work with faculty and fellow students in UMass; people are very nice.

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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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    people are nice; environment is good; you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    less intern opportunities in the small town

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