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Updated June 25, 2015
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University of Massachusetts President 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. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. 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


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  5. 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.


  6. 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


  7. Awesome

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts

    Pros

    Great place to work/grow - environment, benefits

    Cons

    no major cons to share


  8. Research Assistant

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

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts

    Pros

    nice advisers, great benefits, relaxed work environment;

    Cons

    no cons that i was aware of so far.


  9. Tuba Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Easthampton, MA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Easthampton, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Allowed me to achieve my degree in instrumental music education while working as an educator. Also provided a stipend in addition to the tuition for the degree

    Cons

    The stipend amount was not enough to live on.

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. A small friendly company

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    Current Employee - R&D and Sales Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - R&D and Sales Manager in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is an old, family owned company. The company has not aggressive strategies in marketing and R&D. Therefore I have a low stress position.
    I also have the privilege of define and manage most of my activities and be more efficient and productive.

    Cons

    It is an old, family owned company. The CEO is old and resists major changes that are necessary for improving the products and also sales and marketing efforts.

    Advice to Management

    I advice him to get retired soon. The niche market of the company is picking up and the management has to respond to it and come up with modern products and solutions otherwise the company is going to lose its market share in the long run.


  11. 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



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