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University of Massachusetts Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
155 Reviews
4.0
155 Reviews
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University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret
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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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    IT Assistant

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    Former Employee - IT ASSISTANT in North Dartmouth, MA
    Former Employee - IT ASSISTANT in North Dartmouth, MA

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great, very friendly and can learn new things

    Cons

    Less pay, not much growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every one is friendly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Nice Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Massachusetts

    Pros

    Management is very supportive and helpful. The workenvironment is very relaxed and stress free

    Cons

    it takes a long time to find a job

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work and study

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts

    Pros

    Equal opportunity for everyone

    Cons

    Not a lot of exposure

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  5.  

    It is a good workplace, a lot of research

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

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    technology availability for research. Good for PhD candidates. Not many jobs for grad students though. Interesting staff with good creative ideas.

    Cons

    Lack of funds. Not very great lab facilities. Most of the equipment is under processing of getting fixed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Tremendous opportunity for growth and intellectual freedom for research

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in New Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in New Bedford, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great institution to work for with many opportunities for interesting project related work and teaching

    Cons

    University politics can be tricky

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in North Dartmouth, MA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in North Dartmouth, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    time-off, good benefits and compensation

    Cons

    personal and professional growth, promotions

    Recommends
  8.  

    Teaching at UMB as an Adjunct Instructor has been enjoyable and rewarding.

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Boston, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a great place to be an adjunct because the pay is much higher per course, as compared to other universities in the region. There is great administrative and IT support. The students contribute a great deal to class discussions, as most bring long-term professional and diverse personal experience to the classroom.

    Cons

    Parking on campus is a nightmare anymore. This makes it challenging to meet with students outside of class time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is traditionally a commuter school. Many students come from far away and the T is not convenient for them. Some have to come and go from campus during the day, for their jobs and/or their families. Time spent looking for parking and taking the shuttle is cutting into class and study time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Graduate Student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts

    Pros

    Great place for grad school.

    Cons

    Since its a big university, can take awhile for paperwork to process.

  10.  

    Great Culture!

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Amherst, MA

    I worked at University of Massachusetts (more than an year)

    Pros

    Loved the staff and faculty. Very supportive of student employees. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Can be demanding on the student during exam times, but faculty tries to accommodate schedules.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great department

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Amherst, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff. Great to help faculty and students. Free education!

    Cons

    Some tasks are a little tedious, but nothing that a few clever scripts can't fix!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on trucking!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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