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Updated August 16, 2017
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Pros
  • I was a student so they had flexible hours (in 17 reviews)

  • Very flexible for class and club sport schedule, great people & a lovely work environment (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life Balance is hard sometimes (in 5 reviews)

  • Low Pay and it is windy in Amherst (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "UMASS Dining"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time

    Pros

    Being a student on campus getting a job was vital, and UMASS Dining is always hiring new and current students. The staff I worked with were amazing people.

    Cons

    Sometimes, a dc was understaffed due to lack of sign ups at the begging of the year, or just no shows.


  2. "Working for UMass Transit was a wonderful experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible for class and club sport schedule, great people & a lovely work environment. Working for UMass Transit was a wonderful experience

    Cons

    Nothing really comes to mind

  3. "research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The environment is scientific. You find lots of friendly people to get help.

    Cons

    You need to work too much.


  4. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Survey Data Analyst in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - Survey Data Analyst in Amherst, MA

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

    Pros

    Supervisor is always willing to help RA's in work tasks. Can set hours yourself.

    Cons

    Limited number of fun social activities


  5. "It's like a city"

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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 big place with tons of resources

    Cons

    It's tough to nail down specifics because each area is like a totally separate entity. But it's easy to feel lost in the crowd sometimes


  6. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time

    Pros

    I was an RA and the pay/benefits were good

    Cons

    N/a it was a job

    Advice to Management

    N/a keep doing what you are doing


  7. "RA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst full-time

    Pros

    It's much better than TA

    Cons

    How I wish it's a 40 hours job rather than the 20 hrs

  8. "Profit above all else"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, great research taking place.

    Cons

    Administration looks the other way of faculty that verbally abuses their staff, has high turnover rate, and is largely disliked by the rest of the department because the individual brings in money for the university.


  9. "Big, complex organization but fulfilling work."

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

    I have been working at The University of Massachusetts Amherst full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent faculty, students, interesting alumni. The work iself, raising resources for the academic mission, is very rewarding. Colleagues are a mix but many are professional and strive for excellence.

    Cons

    Processes and performance metrics are used to manage a large group, but mean holistic review and quick sensible solutions aren't possible.


  10. "RA- Solid Job"

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits of free housing made a huge difference to me. I had an amazing experience because I loved my RD and staff. This is hugely important in enjoying all of the hours and responsibility that come along with this job.

    Cons

    The pay isn't incredible considering how much responsibility you take on.


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