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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. Working for residential life puts you at the forefront for issues, yet you receive no support from the university.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Amherst, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Create new contacts -Resume builder -Good references

    Cons

    -Not supportive of employees -If anything goes wrong, you are on your own -Low pay/High expectations -Expected to do the bidding of higher-ups without question or input -Higher-ups will not take your opinions into account

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should revise their bureaucratic policies to create an opening for employee input. The advice of the individuals who work with the students and see the results of implemented policies is invaluable. This is not recognized, but should be.


  2. Cockroaches and Rampant Harassment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Amherst, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you can get a benefited position you'll be able to enjoy free classes, free tuition, and a stable job.

    Cons

    The pay isn't competitive, little room for advancement, poor management that chooses to ignore; harassment claims, pest control, food safety issues, and in general good business practices. If you work here find a lawyer, you'll find laws being broken constantly so that upper management can cut corners. It took almost 5 weeks for my first paycheck, and I was lucky, some of my colleagues have to wait 2 months for their first checks because of a massive bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Don't text someone at 1am to come in for 7am the same day then get pissed off and threaten their job when they say no. Also, don't say "I got your back," to someone who was just seen grabbing a clearly upset 16 year old employee's ass. And the list goes on and on.


  3. Don't work here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse, great location on the water.

    Cons

    Limited range of talent, conformity is pervasive, the top level of the organization is weak and ineffective, easy to reach but slow to act.

    Advice to Management

    Pick up the slack. Rather than creating programs to develop inadequacy into mediocrity, create ones for empowering the potentially great to become better.



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