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University of Massachusetts Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
147 Reviews

4.1
147 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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  1.  

    Good fellows here!

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

    I worked at University of Massachusetts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is a quiet and small town but full of natural atmosphere

    Cons

    Comparing to other college town in US, the living cost is high

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    Awesome work environment, very focused, lots of professionals

    Cons

    People don't move around in positions so unfortunately its sometimes stagnant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't promote based on longevity.

  3.  

    Dartmouth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts

    Pros

    Great school. Learned alot here.

    Cons

    Looks like a prison, but still cool.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great school. Great employer

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    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Former Employee - Student Worker

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and community. Pay is good and the pace of work is easy to keep up with

    Cons

    Have to deal with a laid back schedule from a lot of the employees.,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management can be hit or miss. Review upper levels more often. Perhaps performance rewards would help?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Most resourceful state university at an amazing price.

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    Former Employee - Tour Guide  in  Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - Tour Guide in Amherst, MA

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Resources under all departments: Academics, transportation, events, student organizations, advisors, study abroad options, job opportunities, and financial aid options. The design of the campus itself makes getting around easy too.

    Cons

    Too many choices, which can become overwhelming. There's also lots of construction going on because of their 50 year plan on giving the 150 year old university a beautiful tune-up and additions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping on with that 50 year plan.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Massachusetts

    Pros

    opportunities are around every corner

    Cons

    snowstorms & a NE sports team losing the big game

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    appreciate your employees more.

  8.  

    nice to interact with the community

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    Learned lots of new skills and ability to learn software I wouldn't have otherwise been able to. Other co-workers for pleasant and wasn't awkward to go to superiors for advice.

    Cons

    Department is constantly changing rules and polices.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Instructor at School of Engineering

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    Former Employee - Instructor  in  Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Amherst, MA

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very laid back, you are free to do what you think is best.

    Cons

    No support, very little feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Former employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many interesting projects many opportunities to learn new things and to develop professionally. The higher ranks consider you their equal.

    Cons

    The higher ranks provide you with no training whatsoever, even for the parts where they are supposed to train you. you are expected to learn everything yourself, while doing your usual tasks

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    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant  in  Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Amherst, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    good compensation
    nice to be able to take classes and work in the same location

    Cons

    no cons that i can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great

    Recommends

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