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Updated May 12, 2018
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Pros
  • Helpful team, easy to communicate with seniors working on project, 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)

  • Low pay, but then again, it's grad school (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Umass offers good benefits and a highly dynamic and fun place to work. Allows you to work closely with excited and great people. Easy to find help and guidance.

    Cons

    Location is not great


  2. "Great school, great people, great area"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Amherst, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Diverse student body, area full of hiking and biking, huge school resources, big research funding, overall a great choice

    Cons

    There are hardly any cons. Its not an ivy league school but it is incredible at providing for its students. Very fair management.

  3. "Fantastic place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are great at umass, The students are smart and well no place is perfect, UMass has been an incredible home and place to grow as a professional!

    Cons

    I have no complaints about UMass!


  4. "Umass IT"

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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

    It's a very nice environment, nice people, very flexible with scheduling work hours and understanding of school priorities

    Cons

    Can't think of any at the moment.


  5. "The location"

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

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

    Pros

    Its a pretty nice campus. The locationion is in the middle of no where.

    Cons

    There is not much going on in the area


  6. "Culture..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great program. Great campus. Nice.

    Cons

    This area is not politically or ideologically diverse


  7. "tutoring"

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    Current Employee - EMT-Basic
    Current Employee - EMT-Basic

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule around classes mostly

    Cons

    Difficult to work into busy class schedule

  8. "Maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time

    Pros

    Learned great mechanical skills while in college

    Cons

    no negative at this part time job


  9. "TA while PhD"

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    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

    good hourly wage, good health insurance

    Cons

    some depts. overwork their TAs


  10. "Really Great for a Student Trying to get into Research"

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - Researcher in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was in the physics department. They basically funded my research as if I were doing the work of a grad student. I had incredible opportunities and I never had to pull teeth to get them. The experience I had working for UMass was valuable and unique.

    Cons

    The fact that it's such a big school inevitably means you're a number most of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Undergrads can do amazing work when you encourage them.


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