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Updated November 16, 2017
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  • Chancellor was quoted as saying that graduate students signed up for life of poverty by becoming (in 10 reviews)

  • Low pay, but then again, it's grad school (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Relaxed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment with ease of work.

    Cons

    Large amount of employees. Can be a strain to attain hours.


  2. "Very collaborative and friendly environment"

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    Current Employee - PhD Research Assistant in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - PhD Research Assistant in Amherst, MA
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Massachusetts Amherst full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can easily do an interdisciplinary research with various groups from different departments.

    Cons

    It is just starting to have dynamic academic-industry collaborations.

  3. "Honors College was a great place to work as a student!"

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

    Pros

    Prof Deschamps is a wonderful mentor.

    Cons

    Can be slow at times.


  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Includes tuition waiver for graduate students
    Excellent training system

    Cons

    Not enough money to live on in compared to cost of living in the area
    No summer employment guaranteed


  5. "Good college job"

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

    I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and close to where you are living

    Cons

    The management can be tough on you

    Advice to Management

    The management should be much friendlier and more approachable.


  6. "Average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time

    Pros

    Free food every shift with a meal ticket of 10$

    Cons

    horrible managers, not polite, boring in general, would recommend another on campus job


  7. "Graduate Student Computer Science"

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

    Pros

    Great Faculty , Relevant Coursework, and a lot of opportunities .

    Cons

    No TA/RA position for Computer Science Graduate Students

  8. "Comp Sci Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Pros

    If you are a good student in cs (get As), it is rather easy to get an undergraduate TA position. They are typically good jobs.

    Cons

    Not as many companies actively recruit here for undergrads as compared to the top cs universities.


  9. "Experience as a researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience, learnt many new things.

    Cons

    Too much pressure sometimes from supervisor.


  10. "Security Monitor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time

    Pros

    Good place to work at.

    Cons

    No real complaints to mention.


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