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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  (9 comments)

    “Benefits are great but job training is really, incredibly stupid waste of time.”

  • 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.

  • 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 01, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Graduate Teaching Assistant in Amherst, Massachusetts

    As a part time graduate student worker, the benefits--health insurance, vision, dental, and reimbursement for fitness costs up to $100--have been great for years, even though it is no thanks to the University, all thanks to GEO the graduate employees union. This year the union staff put in the hard work of negotiating with mgmt for over a year, and they have made some awesome wins, including getting non-working fellows to be members of the union! I'm not sure, but that could be a first in the country. Many younger, incoming grad students like myself don't realize how important the kind of stability the union provides will be for the long haul of a PhD program (running a minimum 6 years, maybe up to 10!). This kind of info should factor into where you attend school if you plan on using TA or RA positions to make ends meet.

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

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

  • Apr 02, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Cashier in Amherst, Massachusetts

    There was no benefits package. It was a part time cashier job in one of the school cafes that did not offer any type of benefits package

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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