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Updated April 18, 2015
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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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  1. It very pleasant working atmosphere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts

    Pros

    Doesn't hinder with the schedule of the school

    Cons

    Less working hours due to lot of staff

  2. International grad students

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of student jobs for international students

    Cons

    Try to pay as close to min wage as possible. NO jobs for undergrads

  3. Challenging

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

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

    Pros

    Depends on the kind of work you get. I am developing a responsive website, so learning new stuff and enjoying my work.

    Cons

    Majority of the positions are for work-study students, so little difficult for international students to find a part-time/assistantship.

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  5. This is a University and if you get hired over here, it will be great experience i think.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, systematic work, well organized places and available most of the resources

    Cons

    No any Cons but the weather conditions, sometimes you get extra holidays due to snow or storms

  6. I've had a great time working at UMass Law and continue to enjoy my time here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I love it here! Everyone is friendly to work with and very capable in their jobs.

    Cons

    It is a growing law school, and with that there are a few growing pains but nothing too serious.

    Advice to Management

    There may be better ways of listening to what the needs of the staff are. The building does need some facial changes.

  7. Great diversity of students and most are committed, hard working students who are here to learn.

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time

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

    Pros

    Union for part time faculty, pay is on the higher end than most university courses, staff and faculty are generally friendly and supportive.

    Cons

    Little options for timing of classes, process to get things done can be slow, burned out employees.

    Advice to Management

    Productivity review for all staff would be good, this can promote positive changes especially in those who might be struggling.

  8. The pay is fair for the work hours and I love my boss and staff members.

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    Current Contractor - Resident Assistant in Amherst, MA
    Current Contractor - Resident Assistant in Amherst, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work as a resident assistant are for the financial security, meeting new people, having a "family" of people you can count on, and learning more about social justice.

    Cons

    Duty on the weekends goes until 2am and you have to finish a set of rounds starting at 2am, so you really don't get to sleep until 2:30am-3am on the weekends. The job can be time consuming, but it depends on if you leave everything to the last second.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice for upper management. I love my boss.

  9. Overall

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    Current Employee - Clerk III in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Clerk III in Amherst, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Sheer size allows for opportunities to work in variety of fields,
    If taking classes is your "thing," you get tuition waiver,
    More holidays than the classic corporate environment because the Univ. follows an academic schedule,
    Opportunity to improve skills through workplace learning
    An academic year has a different ebb/flow to the pace of work,
    Being around young people keeps you young AND on top of what's "current"
    Cutting edge research.
    You're helping shape the future "leaders" of our country--that's the purpose of education
    Academia is a pretty easy-going work environment.

    Cons

    If you want quick action, academia is not for you. It's thoughtful and sometimes painfully slow to change or even make decisions.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on educational opportunities and less on the "frills" and acoutrements.
    I'd rather have the University say "we don't have a state of the art recreation center, but we can offer you some scholarship/grant/tuition waiver money to help pay the cost."

  10. Great experience and learning opportunity

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    Former Employee - EHS Intern in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - EHS Intern in Amherst, MA

    I worked at University of Massachusetts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    people were willing to share knowledge, vast experience to be gained working on campus

    Cons

    slow system, people don't want to work together, political/power struggles in the office

    Advice to Management

    people there have been there for so long, position rarely open up, but the campus is expanding so new opportunities might be available

  11. Great Learning experience

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Lowell, MA

    I worked at University of Massachusetts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great advisor, good facilities,friendly environment

    Cons

    very tough course work, qualifiers are very stressful

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