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Updated January 1, 2019
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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
    Former Employee - Faculty Training in Dorchester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UMass Boston full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, Great environment

    Cons

    None to speak of


  2. "Assistant TA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.

  3. "great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  4. "A Mixed Bag"

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

    I have been working at UMass Boston full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible schedule, terrific students

    Cons

    Lack of resources, commute

    Advice to Management

    Listen


  5. "Cheapish school with really interesting professors"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  6. "Academic Adviser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion 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.


  7. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UMass Boston part-time

    Pros

    A good place to work

    Cons

    Career advancement could be limited

  8. "Umass Boston review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  9. "CS Ph.D"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UMass Boston part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They let you have freedom in research, and they are very flexible in term of graduation

    Cons

    Most of the professors finished tenure and stopped looking for funding


  10. "an easy job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    a very laid back working environment

    Cons

    budget cutting is going on