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"Charlestown location: An honest review..."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlestown, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlestown, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

State employee benefits. Modern flexible schedule benefits. Good base salary. Accessible location. Free parking. Spacious accommodations. Good equipment and resources. Good balance of work to socialization. Eclectic staff. Important work is performed for an important organization. Most of the support staff are capable and responsive. Half of the leadership is excellent and competent.

Cons

Disorganized cluster of programs who act like fiefdoms. Poor leadership. Poor Leadership to Employee communications. Culture changes frequently and without explanation. Blatant favoritism, intimidation, bullying. Popular opinion of under appreciation, poor staff utilization, and amateur management. Program staffers have become secondary to overpaid IT contractors who no one seems to know what they do or why they are present. Poor assistance from parent location.

Advice to Management

Improve top down communications. Implement quarterly communications to the staff. Create an employee handbook. Perfect your on-boarding procedures. Review employee performance more often than at merit time. Shake up the stagnation. Review and audit the relevance of fringe positions and IT contractors. Encourage cross unit learning. Find ways to recognize and reward above-and-beyond performance.

Other Employee Reviews for UMass Medical School

  1. "Great scientific community, mentoring and communication needs improvement."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate I in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Research Associate I in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge research.
    Great community of scientists.

    Cons

    Communication and mentoring needs improvement.
    Care of shared and departmental laboratory equipment is not up to snuff.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good sense of collaboration and very research oriented

    Cons

    I can't think of any

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