University of Massachusetts Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret
Robert L. Caret
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Pros
  • Good benefits; good work-life balance; decent food options and other employee perks (in 7 reviews)

  • Working at a university provides great benefits, amazing opportunities, and the chance to extend your education at minimal cost (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • not much opportunity for advancement (it's a work-study job), favoritism when it comes to promoting managers, very low pay (in 3 reviews)

  • Amherst is a small town which means little fun for extracurricular life (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Food Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashland, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashland, MA

    I worked at University of Massachusetts (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was working part time as a food assistant. Great people to work with. Plenty of opportunities to learn and work on different tasks to prove oneself.

    Cons

    Opportunities to advance are not obvious but then again I was a part time employee.


  2. Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Massachusetts

    Pros

    Good work environment. The timings of this work were flexible. No work pressure.

    Cons

    There were no cons as far as i can tell

    Advice to Management

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  3. Good place

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

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

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

    Pros

    I was working on part time as a student, it is a great place to work and has good benefits for employees

    Cons

    More motivation for employees will motivate staff to work more

    Advice to Management

    Engage more with staff


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  5. Senior Research Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in Shrewsbury, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in Shrewsbury, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Intellectually challenging and rewarding work

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for upward mobility


  6. Pot Washer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westborough, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westborough, MA

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    -Extremely understanding of academic responsibilities -Never had a problem missing a shift, showing up late, or leaving early in order to fufill academic responsibilities -Flexible breaks

    Cons

    -Very uncomfortable work environment at times (very wet, steamy, and hot) -Can be very stressful at busy times and when people don't show up (i.e. closing and in between course changes) -Need to wear rubber boots, apron, and gloves unless you want to get absolutely soaked (sometimes these run out which can be a nightmare)

    Advice to Management

    -Continue allowing leniency in scheduling for full time students -Make sure you have sufficient supplies of rubber aprons, boots, and gloves. Not having these leaves employees absolutely soaked -If possible try expanding this area. Always was very cramped and congested


  7. Excellent

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Massachusetts

    Pros

    Excellent experience overall; heavy workload but good conditions.

    Cons

    The workload was very heavy and required a lot of uncompensated overtime.


  8. Teaching Associate

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    Former Employee - Teaching Associate in Burlington, NC
    Former Employee - Teaching Associate in Burlington, NC

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

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

    Pros

    Great for a grad student. Faculty were very supportive and gave a great deal of autonomy. Excellent experience teaching undergraduates.

    Cons

    Support for teaching associates not as strong as it is for University faculty (though this was surprising). Can be overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    For large classes taught by teaching associates, I would recommend TA support for the TO. Otherwise, it was a fantastic experience.


  9. Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Lowell, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts full-time

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, Less pressure, good pay. This place has flexible work schedule and during vacation periods only very little things to do.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy to get even to accomplish small task. Labor works usually gets delayed for months due to lack of planing.

    Advice to Management

    If they can minimize the bureaucracy to get things done would be great. Plus they recently moved the central receiving to a off campus facility and that causes delays in shipments


  10. Wonderful

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    Former Employee - Electronic Data Processor II in Dracut, MA
    Former Employee - Electronic Data Processor II in Dracut, MA

    I worked at University of Massachusetts full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great environment, even though it was over 25 years ago, I know this University continues to grow and expand and teach in an exemplary manner.

    Cons

    I have none to comment on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work you have been dloing.


  11. Teaching Assistant

    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Dorchester, MA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Dorchester, MA

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

    Pros

    Enhanced the knowledge of PHP and Oracle as well as Java

    Cons

    I haven't noticed any cons



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