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University of Massachusetts Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.7 142 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret

Robert L. Caret

(11 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Most resourceful state university at an amazing price.

    Tour Guide (Former Employee) Amherst, MA

    ProsResources 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.

    ConsToo 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 Senior ManagementKeep on keeping on with that 50 year plan.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Wonderful

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosopportunities are around every corner

    Conssnowstorms & a NE sports team losing the big game

    Advice to Senior Managementappreciate your employees more.

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    nice to interact with the community

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLearned 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.

    ConsDepartment is constantly changing rules and polices.

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    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) Amherst, MA

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

    Consno cons that i can think of

    Advice to Senior Managementgreat

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMany interesting projects many opportunities to learn new things and to develop professionally. The higher ranks consider you their equal.

    ConsThe higher ranks provide you with no training whatsoever, even for the parts where they are supposed to train you. you are expected to learn everything yourself, while doing your usual tasks

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    It was really a great experience

    Shuttle Driver (Current Employee) Lowell, MA

    ProsTeam work, Leadership, lab facilities, great environment.

    Conslot of competition, good professors, great library

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Review of post-doc experience

    Postdoctoral (Current Employee) Worcester, MA

    ProsFamily-friendly atmosphere and good work-life balance. Flex time.

    ConsSalary is not great. Competitive atmosphere

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Diversity makes it worthy

    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) Boston, MA

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI had bad hours, and hard to change departments

    Consgreat benefits, summer is the slow season.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful place to work!

    Resident Assistant (Current Employee) Amherst, MA

    Pros-Great benefits
    -good work-life balance. Your boss is typically very cool about taking personal time.
    -genuinely passionate individuals in the field of education

    ConsAdvancing to higher levels of administration may take a few years but in my experience this is the same situation at a lot of universities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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