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"I've worked in a lot of great places. This wasn't one of them."

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Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Charlestown, MA
Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Charlestown, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I worked at UMass Medical School full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

You get a lot of vacation and sick time. There's a lot of nice people, but only if you find yourself in the right unit or department.

Cons

There's a very high turnover rate. It's unfriendly towards teamwork or group activities. Creativity is dead. There's very little opportunity for growth or advancement. And there's a level of discrimination towards race and gender that's somewhat apparent.

Advice to Management

I wish that upper management and human resource would better scrutinize the abuse of workers by lower management. There's almost no protection for workers. If you're being railroaded neither HR or upper management would hear you out and will always side with their fellow managers. I've never though that unions were necessary until I've worked here.

Other Employee Reviews for UMass Medical School

  1. "OK"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Scientist in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at UMass Medical School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good basic science environment, Possibilities for collaboration.

    Cons

    Little internal funds to support new scientists,

    Advice to Management

    Raise more money for support of entry faculty and even prospective faculty within the organization.


  2. "Great for a little while"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Worcester, MA

    Pros

    State job offers fantastic benefits - got to choose between about 9 different health insurances, 13 paid holidays a year, 4 wks vacation and 3 wks sick time. Relaxed atmosphere with flexible hours.

    Cons

    In any lab, the person in charge is a scientist and not a manager. This leads to many problems with the daily running of the lab, executive decisions, hiring/firing, etc. There is very little room for growth without a PhD.

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