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The University of Massachusetts Amherst Benefits

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  • Health Insurance  (24 comments)

    “The best thing of the insurance from University of Mass is that is all free for all RA and TA students”

  • Job Training  (10 comments)

    “You learn your job requirements from other lab assistants or graduate students within the same lab. The jobs are generally prescribed by your...”

  • Sick Days  (6 comments)

    “There are not a lot of sick days offered but I am lucky in that I rarely use them. Vacation is liberal though so if needed it seems I could...”

  • Sep 18, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Resident Assistant in Amherst, Massachusetts

    Free room and board make a large difference when it comes to housing affordability at school. Then the discount parking is incredible, almost $250 discount.

  • Nov 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Amherst, Massachusetts

    The best aspect of this role is simply being able to learn and conduct research. Your learning will be dependent on the lab itself as some require assistants to partake in more tasks.

  • Oct 10, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Graduate Teaching Assistant in Amherst, Massachusetts

    The graduate student benefits are really good for health care and childcare.

  • Sep 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Research Associate in Amherst, Massachusetts

    Health insurance is good, plus dental and vision.

  • Aug 17, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Amherst, Massachusetts

    It's very good to have a student insurance

  • Aug 11, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Amherst, Massachusetts

    nice supervisor, nice working condition. i do not have any benefit but staff have 4 paid vocation per year which is great

  • Jul 18, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Student Supervisor in Amherst, Massachusetts

    Wasnt full time but management always worked with my class schedule

  • Jul 18, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Instructor in Amherst, Massachusetts

    No retirement. Good healthcare.

  • May 31, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Amherst, Massachusetts

    Good variety of health insurance coverage options. Some benefits, such as vision, vary based on union.

  • May 12, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Amherst, Massachusetts

    It has a good health insurance package including vision and dental plans

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • Checkmark401K Plan (5)
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • CheckmarkCompany Social Events (9)
  • Travel Concierge
  • CheckmarkLegal Assistance (9)

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