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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It was really a great experience

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    Current Employee - Shuttle Driver  in  Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Shuttle Driver in Lowell, MA

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

    Pros

    Team work, Leadership, lab facilities, great environment.

    Cons

    lot of competition, good professors, great library

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Review of post-doc experience

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral  in  Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Family-friendly atmosphere and good work-life balance. Flex time.

    Cons

    Salary is not great. Competitive atmosphere

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Diversity makes it worthy

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers are cooperative
    There is always something new going on
    Loads of knowledgeable coworkers to learn from
    There are opportunities to grow and learn

    Cons

    Paying for parking at work place
    Some buildings have poor infrastructure
    Website is not very friendly, there are miscommunications
    Network used needs improvement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Massachusetts

    Pros

    I had bad hours, and hard to change departments

    Cons

    great benefits, summer is the slow season.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It's OK to work at UMass

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

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

    Pros

    work with students and professors. academic environment.

    Cons

    no business clients or customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful place to work!

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant  in  Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Amherst, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Great benefits
    -good work-life balance. Your boss is typically very cool about taking personal time.
    -genuinely passionate individuals in the field of education

    Cons

    Advancing to higher levels of administration may take a few years but in my experience this is the same situation at a lot of universities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I am very happy to work with faculty and fellow students in UMass; people are very nice.

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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

    people are nice; environment is good; you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    less intern opportunities in the small town

  9.  

    Yup, it's a big university.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Massachusetts

    Pros

    A good level of diversity -- in people, classes, upper level options, seminars, mentors, everything academic.

    Cons

    Only you can prevent forest fires and only you can make UMass not impersonal. You get out what you put in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about working with GEO more. You ignore them because they're aggressive and they're aggressive because you ignore them -- they're enthusiastic young people, that's how enthusiastic young people work. It may benefit the administration to look at grad students as an invigorating lifeblood not as a force to be suppressed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Student, Intern, Employee

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Amherst, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts as an intern for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working at a university provides great benefits, amazing opportunities, and the chance to extend your education at minimal cost.

    Cons

    Sometimes you can be lost within the mass of employees at a large university, and money can be directed towards the wrong things leaving you overwhelmed with work. Either that, or it is the complete opposite, and there are too many people doing the same job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend taking a closer look at where funding goes, and spending it more on necessary investments such as better roads, better healthcare for students, and new resources for the humanities among other things. There is so much emphasis on athletics, the sciences, and the dining program that other important things are left neglected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent work atmosphere

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

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

    Pros

    This position had a reasonable workload. Considering I was just a graduate student teaching assistant, I was well-paid. The campus is absolutely beautiful and the other employees were great people!

    Cons

    Some of the buildings on campus are in desperate need of renovation, and the constant landscaping to keep campus looking good meant outdoor walking areas are frequently closed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please have a more realistic representation of working hours!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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