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University of Massachusetts Benefits

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  • Health Insurance(7 comments)

    “Best is coverage for family, worst is high copays.”

  • Sick Days(3 comments)

    “Best is that there's 10 paid sick days per year. Worst is that if another staff member calls in sick first it can (and does) get dicey.”

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

    Unionized graduate students, wellness benefits, free vision and dental

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Jul 16, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Research Assistant in Dartmouth, Massachusetts

    Great work culture. Advisors/Profs have great connections with Data scientists at prestigious schools like MIT, UC Berkeley and research DOE, NSF funded labs and organizations.

  • Jul 11, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former HR Assistant in Amherst, Massachusetts

    Great health insurance, 401 K, PTO

  • May 23, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Marketing Manager in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

    I worked 3 days from home and 2 in the office, but this new policy was implemented years after I began my employment.

  • Apr 20, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Research Assistant in Lowell, Massachusetts

    health insurance, 401K, Flexible hours.

  • Apr 28, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Off Campus Assistant in Amherst, Massachusetts

    I was not paid a huge amount. I was not full time so I did not earn any other benefits from UMass.

  • Mar 30, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Graduate Teaching Assistant in Amherst, Massachusetts

    The best: full health with a great plan, only about 50$ a semester for TAs. This includes dental and eyes. Worst: nothing bad for me to say

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
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

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