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University of Massachusetts Benefits

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  • Health Insurance  (11 comments)

    “Nothing special, typical university . Typical benefits. would look for other opportunitys in the network of the umass schools. Boston is the best”

  • Sick Days  (4 comments)

    “sick days were fair”

  • Aug 16, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

    Excellent health, vacation, personal time, retirement, flex plan, dental , vision, flexible , work at home, financial advisor, vetted health insurance, HR

  • Feb 18, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Dartmouth, Massachusetts

    Nothing special, typical university . Not much offered as a part time employee, often I was working on as ad needed bases for spans of time.

  • Jan 12, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Boston, Massachusetts

    Student health insurance, and tuition benefits

  • Jan 04, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Amherst, Massachusetts

    Getta look for help for yourself

  • Mar 10, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Boston, Massachusetts

    2 weeks sick time off (paid)

  • Jan 22, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Research Fellow in Amherst, Massachusetts

    Health insurance is great.

  • Nov 01, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Department Director in Amherst, Massachusetts

    C.O.L.A., health insurance package for family. Over 34 paid holidays per year.

  • Oct 05, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Amherst, Massachusetts

    401K is very low percentage

  • Sep 29, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Amherst, Massachusetts

    Unionized graduate students, wellness benefits, free vision and dental

  • Aug 07, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Postdoctoral Researcher in Amherst, Massachusetts

    Good benefits overall, but the retirement plan is a scam. Health insurance, flexible hours, and professional development are great, but relatively easy for the university to offer a young and generally healthy population. As a clear professional (postdoctoral researcher), I'm frustrated that the retirement plan consists of an obligatory pretax contribution to a savings account. There is no employer match, and the account generates no revenue, and university (state) employees contribute nothing to social security. This retirement savings account money can either be transferred to an IRA or paid to the employee (and taxed as income) at the end of employment. Until then the money just sits.

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • CheckmarkChildcare (3)
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

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 (4)
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

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