The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Updated April 21, 2015
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Pros
  • The people are great and so are the benefits (in 4 reviews)

  • Great school, flexible hours, solid pay, excellent management (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • not very good for students who has much more courses (in 3 reviews)

  • Not competent wages even for the graduate student research assistant that's why you cannot get a lot of good students (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Really great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interdisciplinary research and really encouraging professors.

    Cons

    A lot of professors are losing funding.

  2. Operated Geotechnical Laboratory Testing of soil properties analysis for several projects

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

    I have been working at The University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Pros

    The position of graduate research assistant is a good position for a graduate student to learn and get more experience in this background.

    Cons

    Lots of time need to be spent in the lab and many data analysis should be done in a tense time.

  3. Customer Service Representative/Cashier

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst, MA

    I have been working at The University of Massachusetts Amherst full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Hours are good. Very understanding management.

    Cons

    No benefits. Too many lay offs. Not a dependable job.

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  5. Beneficial

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    Current Employee - Annual Fund in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Annual Fund in Amherst, MA

    I have been working at The University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cold Calling skills developed at annual fund

    Cons

    Bad pay, angry alumni, in a basement

    Advice to Management

    give student who raise money for the university and get screamed at for 3 hours by angry alum more than minimum wage, or do it yourself

  6. A good experience but employees are not valued as greatly as upper management.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Amherst, MA

    I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Food, Good housing and a safe and positive environment.

    Cons

    Employees easily replaceable so not valued highly. Be sure to not get in any conflicts with any upper management because I have never seen that work out in the employees favor.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees better and listen to them. Furthermore, keep in mind that you guys can be wrong as well and keep an open mind.

  7. Friendly, efficient and technologically updated!

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

    I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Technology is up to date. Campus community is diverse and friendly. Good benefits for graduate students negotiated by the Graduate Student Union.

    Cons

    There were many administrative fees.

  8. Good Student Job

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Amherst, MA

    I have been working at The University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, friendly co-workers, really nice supervisor. You learn a little about the campus and how things work behind the scenes.

    Cons

    The office is open a lot, so you have some shifts at not great times- later at night, alternating weekends. You must make sure you remember the processes!!

  9. I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great academic programs, the isenberg school is great and so is the engineering school.

    Cons

    They are too strict in the dorms and the police really crack down on big holidays.

    Advice to Management

    everything is pretty good here.

  10. Postdoc

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good health insurance, nice dining hall

    Cons

    Bad weather, pay is not so high

  11. Graduate student in the Geosciences Department

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Amherst, MA

    I have been working at The University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The department has a very collegial atmosphere. Most professors and graduate students are more than happy to talk with undergraduates and each other. Research equipment and lab space is shared. Overall, this is a very supportive environment for grad students. Also, we have a union and teaching assistants get health and dental insurance at an affordable price.

    Cons

    Funding can be an issue, depending on the professor. Also, the office space tends to be crowded.

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