Health insurance, 402b offered by UMMS. However, matching is not part of the 402b retirement/investment accounts.
For a higher education insitute, they should have a better tuition discount for their employees. You can do much better at a private higher education insittutie.
Poor health insurance choices, some of which do not cover care at the university hospitals!
Health Insurance, paid vacation/sick/personal and holidays.
The pension withdrawal is not optional, so 11% of my paycheck automatically goes towards my pension. The health insurance options are OK, but most of the plans do not allow one to use UMass Hospitals as providers, which makes no sense.
flexible working time (depending on lab leader)
got paid (full amount, 8 weeks) during my maternity leave (3 months)
Approximately 1 month vacation, and 1 month sick time. Vacation can be accumulated for 2 years. And sick time for 8 years.
Vision and dental plans are poor. We are given a choice of several health insurance companies, but each individual still has to pay a significant (100+ dollars) amount every month for plans that do not cover much (American insurance does not work in favor of patients and UMass could offer full coverage of premium costs).
I don't use the benefits offered.