UMass Medical School Reviews

Updated May 2, 2015
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Pros
  • good benefits package - better than a lot of places since it's a public institution (in 5 reviews)

  • State institution offers great benefits (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of finding, limited support for post docs and career development (in 2 reviews)

  • For this reason the turnover rate is high (in 2 reviews)

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  1. people management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    culture of civility, innovation and collaboration

    Cons

    limited resources and funding

  2. Graduate Student

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

    I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great research environment with top notch faculty and science. There are multiple HHMI lab, a brand new research building and lots of funding.

    The medical has a great reputation and the medical students are very close and not competitive. Plus med school is affordable @ $50K/year

    Cons

    The administration loves it's medical students and marginalized the Ph. D students. It's almost disgusting.

    Advice to Management

    Work on career placement for graduate students and a better unification of the three schools

  3. Umass Med. is a great academic environment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UMass Medical School

    Pros

    Fun, Creative, interesting, engaging, supportive

    Cons

    It is an academic environment

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  5. Working at UMass Medical School

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UMass Medical School

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

    Pros

    Good place for post-doctoral training . Very strong infrastructure and plenty of resources to pursue research. This place pay lot of emphasis on bridging bench to clinic. Nice collection of scientists and clinicians.

    Cons

    Does not follow NIH guidelines to pay post-doctoral fellow. No uniformity in salary. Even within same department for same position there is disparity in salary especially for foreigner fellows. HR always attempts to offer you lower end of salary.

    Many investigators are self centered. Few investigators take a decade to give degree to graduate student.

    Very good place for research associate and lab manager as after few years of work they are paid far better then post-doctoral fellow and have to undertake minimal stress.

    Advice to Management

    Have uniformity in salary of post-doctoral fellow, Research Scientist and Instructor and appreciate there hard work by providing better compensation.

  6. Neutral...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shrewsbury, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shrewsbury, MA

    I worked at UMass Medical School

    Pros

    Paid holidays, vacation time, sick time, personal days (24hrs/year), family medical leave, other benefits.

    Cons

    You get paid biweekly
    have to pay union fees biweekly
    have to pay parking fees biweekly
    Management in the dept I worked for did not communicate with each other, lots of miscommunication. One manager would tell me to do one thing then another would come and tell me to do another contradicting what the first said and in the end I would get in trouble for it.
    Compensation it on a pay grade scale, reviews did not happen often.

    Advice to Management

    COMMUNICATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop gossiping, lead by example.

  7. Revolving Door Syndrome - Call Center

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits if you work over 30 hours per week.

    Cons

    Supervisors play favorites, High turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Please fix the lack of clear direction from supervisors/managers which has a profound negative impact on their subordinates.

  8. It is regular. Not very fitful for young people. good work and life balance.

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    Current Employee - Research Staff in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Research Staff in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at UMass Medical School

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

    Pros

    People are very nice. Offer a lot of courses. Working environment is good as well.

    Cons

    Parking is not good. It is not good for young people to grow up.

    Advice to Management

    Try to create more opportunities for young employee.

  9. business manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UMass Medical School full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good place to work. nice person

    Cons

    nothing at all. everything is good

  10. Postdoctoral Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UMass Medical School

    Pros

    Flexibility of schedule, self driven research, good benefits, cheap parking.

    Cons

    Limited parking spaces, salary, food services.

  11. Very good place

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Shrewsbury, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Shrewsbury, MA

    I have been working at UMass Medical School

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People very respectively of everyone and nurturing.

    Cons

    none that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    continue to train your employees

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