University of Massachusetts Reviews

Updated August 30, 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. Great work

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

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

    Pros

    Grate place to do work !!

    Cons

    I did not face any difficulty to work

    Advice to Management

    Help Alot


  2. Graduate Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Dartmouth, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Dartmouth, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The working hours are very flexible and you get access to a lot of university resources that you n use for your career advancement. The management is also very helpful.

    Cons

    The pays are a little on the low side and the university is currently in a hiring freeze so not many full time employees are being hired these days

    Advice to Management

    the management need to get its act straight and try to get out of all the office politics that goes on there. because of that the performance of the service delivery is greatly effected


  3. I.T. Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    On Campus Job graduate student

    Cons

    No Funding or waiver in fees


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  5. Lifeguard

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Able to have a good student/work schedule

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to report


  6. 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.


  7. Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


  8. Custodian

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, decent pay, great job for students

    Cons

    Insufficient management and lack of communication


  9. Good place

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Lowell, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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


  10. Senior Research Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in Shrewsbury, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in Shrewsbury, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Intellectually challenging and rewarding work

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for upward mobility


  11. Pot Washer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westborough, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time

    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



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