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Updated August 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good environment, flexible hours" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Allows you to work closely with excited and great people" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "No TA/RA position for Computer Science Graduate Students" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Work Life Balance is hard sometimes" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "library sa"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The University of Massachusetts Amherst full-time

    Pros

    super nice supervisor and working condition

    Cons

    not enough space to grow


  2. "Professors at UMass"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst full-time

    Pros

    I got an offer from the MIE department.

    Cons

    Professors are not friendly at MIE department.

  3. "Mentor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stipends, travel, housing, food, network

    Cons

    24/7, social obligations, not much privacy/ alone time


  4. "Admin. Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great office environment to work in.

    Cons

    Some people weren't the best with communication

    Advice to Management

    Work on a more cohesive structure for communication


  5. "Student Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work while going to school

    Cons

    On your feet a lot

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring just anyone, hire people who care


  6. "Learning Commons Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time

    Pros

    Great managers and easy work

    Cons

    Nothing to say for the cons.


  7. "Researxh Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment to do research.

    Cons

    Lab facilities need to be updated

  8. "Medical receptionist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time

    Pros

    Busy environment
    Nice coworkers
    Opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Our staffing needs were often overlooked by management


  9. "Honors Communication Department"

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    Former Employee - Blogger in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - Blogger in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    These were wonderfully flexible people and most of the management were quite friendly and helpful. Many of the employees were genial as well! Good amount of independence and individuality allowed in our writing and posting too.

    Cons

    A couple of the students employed there could be snooty. Also, UMass has a tendency to hire mostly work-study kids, which means that it's cheaper labor for the university, rather than paying their workers a typical wage. Kind of common in modern U.S. colleges, though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and do what you can to make UMass equitable for everyone!


  10. "Decent Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, strong union, good pay

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy, too many administrators who don’t do much


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