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Updated November 10, 2018
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Pros
  • "a very laid back working environment" (in 14 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. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "Student Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Student Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Student Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Enjoy working here

    Cons

    I can not think of any

    Advice to Management

    Keep going

  8. "Needs more opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dorchester, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dorchester, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Networking, some experience can be gained.

    Cons

    Minimum wage or unpaid, competitive


  9. "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.


  10. "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,


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