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The University of Massachusetts Amherst CEO Kumble Subbaswamy
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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 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay, not enough to sustain oneself independently(in 13 reviews)

  • "No TA/RA position for Computer Science Graduate Students(in 12 reviews)

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  1. You don't need to know how to drive to work at Parking!

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    Current Employee - Parking Services Web Developer in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Flexible Hours Best pay on campus Great people Transferable work experience

    Cons

    Projects can be boring Office is a "temporary" building Far off campus

    Advice to Management

    Yall are great.

  2. Transparent, Reliable

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow 
    Recommends
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Job expectations, salary, and raises were transparent and predictable. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    No cons with the job. Typical song and dance of hiring orientation can feel tedious.

  3. Admin assit

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    Former Employee - Student Employee 

    I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time

    Pros

    very friendly people, good pace, and build up our exp

    Cons

    heavy duty, and tedious work

  4. Decent

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    Current Employee - Student3 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Massachusetts Amherst full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good School and good environment

    Cons

    The classes were challenging

  5. Good place to pursue a CS PhD

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    PhD students are treated and paid very well relative to similar institutions. High quality professors and labs, and a good atmosphere for completing a PhD in computer science.

    Cons

    It is difficult to adapt to living in the area for someone used to living in major cities. Large push to get publications and citations.

  6. Chemistry dept

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Massachusetts Amherst full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Lots of people to work and great goals,

    Cons

    very little guidance and extremely low income

  7. Unhelpful Management

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      Former Employee - Student Staff At Franklin Dining Commons in Amherst, MA

      I worked at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Regarding the dining commons, the hours are flexible to your schedule somewhat and it is easy to pick up extra shifts.

      Cons

      Regarding the dining commons, stuff was stolen out of our lockers frequently and management did not care. They would often yell at staff for things outside their control.

    • AMAZING!

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

      I have been working at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Very student friendly, they won't ever let your work interfere with your studies.

      Cons

      Nothing I can complain about. It's a great place to work.

    • Free tuition but minimal pay

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      Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Amherst, MA
      Recommends

      I have been working at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      - you are paid for 10 hours a week regardless of whether the professor had you work the full 10 hours - health and wellness benefits are amazing - the graduate student workers union is strong - beautiful area - great academic environment

      Cons

      - low pay, not enough to sustain oneself independently - restaurants scene could be better - rent is high

    • Good Money

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        Current Employee - Office Administrator in Amherst, MA

        I have been working at The University of Massachusetts Amherst part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        The work allows you to be independent

        Cons

        The work place can get pretty quiet.

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