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The University of Massachusetts Amherst Reviews

Updated October 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good environment, flexible hours" (in 23 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 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great!"

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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

    Nice to work there, nice nature, a nice place of work, nice advisor, nice job

    Cons

    Cold weather, number 1, number 2, number 3, number 4


  2. "Departmental Assistant"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Everyone is very kind and understanding of students' class schedule. They offer a space for students to learn as well as get experience working.

    Cons

    It is a very large campus, walking around is hard.

  3. "Research Assisance"

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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

    Good working place
    Nice co-workers
    Flexible working hours

    Cons

    You will work in Amherst, so no other activity than working


  4. "Good for the money"

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

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

    Pros

    Easy and fun job with many benefits. Benefits include heavily reduced parking, and of course free room and board.

    Cons

    Increased responsibilities on campus. Mental burden of work can be tough especially for emotional cases.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate!!


  5. "Great Culture, Low Pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst, MA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great culture
    great environment
    some good guest speakers

    Cons

    low pay
    unstable environment at times


  6. "UMass a great place"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Amherst, MA

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

    Pros

    A great place to do research. A lot of equipment, and professors are supportive and diligent, creative. Students are passionate and smart.

    Cons

    There are not cons at this moment.


  7. "Standard grad school job"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Casual and friendly environment

    Cons

    Low pay
    A lot of work

  8. "working"

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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 was very flexible and exciting

    Cons

    i had a cap on my hours


  9. "library sa"

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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

    super nice supervisor and working condition

    Cons

    not enough space to grow


  10. "More Pros than Cons"

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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 pay for the area, professional but not stuffy environment and great benefits.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up and generally everything moves slowly.


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