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Updated February 15, 2018
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Pros
  • Helpful team, easy to communicate with seniors working on project, flexible hours (in 20 reviews)

  • Lots of resources, great people (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • No TA/RA position for Computer Science Graduate Students (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1. "Nice place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful coworkers who are supportive and work well together.

    Cons

    It is too far from a major metropolitan area to make it realistic for 2 career families to both live there unless you both work in the 5 college system.

    Advice to Management

    Deal with problem employees. Better and clearer onboarding process.


  2. "Great School Job"

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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

    - The staff is very helpful
    - job is flexible
    - very fun

    Cons

    - Shifts get signed up for fast

  3. "Students"

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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

    Many very good courses are available to take.

    Cons

    Hard to get in the popular class.


  4. "Great job."

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Caring staff and wonderful families.

    Cons

    I feel there are no cons!


  5. "Graduate Student Research Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Education is good and there are not many distractions so one can concentrate on studying

    Cons

    Location is rural and there is not much to do apart from studying, which sometimes can be boring


  6. "Grad Student"

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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

    Good resources available to students to do research

    Cons

    University needs to pay more attention to grad students


  7. "Great faculty, developing infrastructure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Pros

    outstanding and really knowledgeable faculty

    Cons

    Not enough infrastructure and faculties to support the number of students they are admitting

  8. "nice 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

    Pros

    The overall environment is great

    Cons

    But winter is too cold, a lot of snow


  9. "Good employer"

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

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

    Pros

    Basically supportive work environment, constantly improving educational environment

    Cons

    Communication within organization needs improvement.


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time

    Pros

    Helpful team, easy to communicate with seniors working on project, flexible hours

    Cons

    International students can only receive credit for work done, no monetary help offered


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