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Updated February 5, 2018
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  • Poor management, scheduling issues, time management (in 3 reviews)

  • It's tuff job if your major is science or engineering, because you have to spend more than 20 hours a week on your research (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UMass Lowell full-time

    Pros

    my fellow staff was very friendly

    Cons

    the town is boring to people have fun in boston


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UMass Lowell full-time

    Pros

    Professor are nice and kind

    Cons

    Money is not so much

  3. "parking enforcer"

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

    Pros

    Fun team to work with, get to experience the best of campus

    Cons

    Not an ideal job during winter


  4. "Safe place to work with"

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Associate in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Help Desk Associate in Lowell, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is highly understanding and keeps checking the employees needs.
    Interview process is streamlined
    Interview process takes less than a week .
    Staff

    Cons

    Scheduling the shifts seems has to be bit well organized.
    Lengthy shifts in a single day .
    Weekend hours flexibility .


  5. "Academic Tutor at Umass Lowell"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to find help for courses. Productive working environment.

    Cons

    The salary is at minimum wage

    Advice to Management

    Pay rate for tutoring should depend on course demand and how many years the employee has tutored.


  6. "Nice campus atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UMass Lowell full-time

    Pros

    have opportunities to attend research-related seminars

    Cons

    need more job searching resource


  7. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Provides a good opportunity to gain experience in your field of study, work alongside knowledgeable professors and other researchers and support your education at the same time.

    Cons

    Some off-campus internships may provide better career opportunities for after graduation.

  8. "PROCTOR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UMass Lowell part-time

    Pros

    A lovely place to work. A small town, a small university. I felt very comfortable to study and work here.

    Cons

    Faculty do not have enough funding to support their graduate students. Some classes are awful. Undergraduate students don not have much chance to participate in research projects.

    Advice to Management

    This university needs more faculty. Undergraduate students should have more opportunities to participate in research projects.


  9. "Great University"

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

    I worked at UMass Lowell part-time

    Pros

    Great community in all offices. Most offices have a great relationship and are very easy to worth with one another.

    Cons

    Office of Residence Life can be tough to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to students complaints. Such as food and housing. Leaves many students unhappy.


  10. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at UMass Lowell part-time

    Pros

    Excellent Computer Science department, rigorous classes

    Cons

    Can be impersonal at times


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