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The University of Massachusetts Amherst Reviews

Updated December 5, 2018
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Pros
  • "Flexible Hours as a student and free food" (in 25 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)

  • "Low pay, but then again, it's grad school" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Student worker"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Omelet Chef in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Omelet Chef in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Raise every 6 months of consistent work
    Develop interpersonal skills
    Great job for current students

    Cons

    Sometimes a lot of hard work and difficult hours to maintain with class schedule

    Advice to Management

    Offer same pay rating from kitchen to line staff depending on available hours


  2. Helpful (1)

    "perfect place to study"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst full-time

    Pros

    highly educational environment. Perfect place to study.

    Cons

    I don't see any Cons

  3. "Grad Students"

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    Current Employee - Grad Student Researcher in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Grad Student Researcher in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Massachusetts Amherst full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Strong Diversity and Emotional Support

    Cons

    Needs to pay better rates!


  4. "data assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Associate in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Data Associate in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    medium work load, people are nice

    Cons

    not for learning new things


  5. "Chinese Tutor"

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

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

    Pros

    Get 3 credits as a course

    Cons

    The evaluation system is not efficient.


  6. "Postdoc researcher"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Amherst, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Massachusetts Amherst full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    All equipment for research are almost there. Gentle atmosphere with research collavorators and professors. Not much pressures from the advisor.

    Cons

    Low salary. The university has set a minimum wage but is not paid 100%, the union and university efforts are needed.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time

    Pros

    Great job to have as a student. Flexible hours. Pretty good student managers.

    Cons

    Hard to really standout performance wise.

  8. "Research Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Learning Experience for College Students

    Cons

    Lack of funding
    Lack of direction


  9. "Undergraduate TA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with students that are interested in learning is always a good time.

    Cons

    Requires a lot of grading, depending on the class.


  10. "Great!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice to work there, nice nature, a nice place of work, nice advisor, nice job

    Cons

    Cold weather, number 1, number 2, number 3, number 4