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UMass Boston CEO J. Keith Motley
J. Keith Motley
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  • "Low pay, lack of pathways for stable position(in 7 reviews)

  • "There is only room for growth if you plan to jump to different offices (and get your masters)(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Experience!"

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    Former Employee - Faculty Training in Dorchester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UMass Boston full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues, Great environment

    Cons

    None to speak of

  2. "Wonderful department, questionable administration"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UMass Boston part-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Relaxed and flexible scheduling Tight-knit and welcoming community (in the Biology Department)

    Cons

    Due to mismanagement by upper administration, while giving themselves substantial raises, many non-benefited employees were forced to lose significant hours (from 40 to 18 in my case). Also due to the above, departments have been through budgeting fiascoes for the past few years.

    Advice to Management

    In the Bio department, there's not much advice to give. As for the upper administration, the "I've got mine, everyone else can fight for themselves" attitude is extremely detrimental to the operation of even basic programs.

  3. "UMass Boston"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at UMass Boston full-time

    Pros

    students are incredible work most days feels meaningful good work life balance benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    bureaucracy and trying to make any positive change is really slow the pay is pretty low compared to other staff members even though your work load is just as difficult

  4. "Assistant TA"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at UMass Boston part-time

      Pros

      The faculty is dedicated to finishing work for all students and is available for help.

      Cons

      Hours for certain members of the faculty are tight. Though reachable by email, a flexible schedule is recommended.

    • "great place to learn"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at UMass Boston part-time

      Pros

      A good place to work

      Cons

      the parking is very expensive

      Advice to Management

      parking fix it.

    • "A Mixed Bag"

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      Current Employee - Faculty in Boston, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at UMass Boston full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great benefits, flexible schedule, terrific students

      Cons

      Lack of resources, commute

      Advice to Management

      Listen

    • "Cheapish school with really interesting professors"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at UMass Boston full-time

        Pros

        affordable, close to Boston and with plenty of parking.

        Cons

        There is lots of ongoing construction.

      • "Academic Adviser"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at UMass Boston full-time

        Pros

        The students. They come from all walks of life and are incredibly interesting to work with.

        Cons

        Administration was disfunctional. Working there was miserable. Turnover was extremely high during the years I worked there.

        Advice to Management

        Apply rules fairly across the boards.

      • "Good place"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at UMass Boston part-time

          Pros

          A good place to work

          Cons

          Career advancement could be limited

        • "Umass Boston review"

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            Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I have been working at UMass Boston part-time

            Pros

            great supervisors, co-workers; comfortable working environment

            Cons

            not high salary, want to have more hours

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