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Updated May 29, 2018
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Pros
  • "Very good and amazing work environment" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Convenient place to work and study flexible hours" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, lack of pathways for stable position" (in 7 reviews)

  • "a public university, low salary, limited funding" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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

    I have been working at UMass Boston part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I got a good pay and they gave me a tuition waiver.

    Cons

    They offer very less for the teaching position. The work is of full-time they only offer for pay for part-time,


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at UMass Boston full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and time off

    Cons

    University is in dept, recent layoffs, lack of cost-of-living increases due to dept. Sometimes overwork their staff.

  3. "Research Assistant"

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

    I have been working at UMass Boston part-time

    Pros

    It's helpful that students can do part time job to support their education. The assistant ship usually contains tuition deduction.

    Cons

    No.... Can't think up anything to say


  4. "Research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UMass Boston part-time

    Pros

    best opportunities to learn while studing

    Cons

    hard time to understand requirements


  5. "Internship Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UMass Boston part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Diverse student body
    Good benefits
    Harbor walk near campus
    Interesting, compassionate, student-focused colleagues
    The only public university in Boston

    Cons

    Long-lasting construction makes campus less pretty, though not less functional


  6. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UMass Boston part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good to exposure to research

    Cons

    Requires to work on the pay structure


  7. "Good School"

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    Current Employee - Student in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Student in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UMass Boston full-time

    Pros

    low tuition, diverse population, and committed professors

    Cons

    Lots of reorganization, lots of construction

  8. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UMass Boston part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good and amazing work environment

    Cons

    pay not up to the mark


  9. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UMass Boston full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people. Fairly decent research environment

    Cons

    The administration needs to get it together. The budget cuts and constant building has gotten to making it hard to work.


  10. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UMass Boston full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, free tuition which you can get from most places

    Cons

    Underpaid and high stress, not worth your time, nobody cares if you went to UMB


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