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UMass Medical School Reviews

Updated January 17, 2018
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Pros
  • great benefits and collegial atmosphere (in 18 reviews)

  • good benefits package, great hospital (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Clinical Research Assistant"

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

    I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time

    Pros

    Staff are great, the medical school campus is fantastic

    Cons

    Payment could be higher


  2. "Good school, good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UMass Medical School full-time

    Pros

    Has some nice new facilities. Colleagues / staff usually very friendly. Not a cut-throat environment.

    Cons

    Large facility, sometimes communication between departments not great,

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Probably Depends on the Department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time

    Pros

    State pension, lots of paid time off

    Cons

    Low pay, negative work environment, poor management

    Advice to Management

    Departments can’t function without good management


  4. Helpful (1)

    "CHCF, IT"

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    Former Employee - CHCF IT in Charlestown, MA
    Former Employee - CHCF IT in Charlestown, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UMass Medical School full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People care about what they are doing supporting Medicaid programs and services.
    Positive atmosphere

    Cons

    The office is a bit tired and cube city.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Worcester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UMass Medical School full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job Security, people are nice to work with.

    Cons

    They are so cheap! Low pay and NO recognition and NO career paths.

    Advice to Management

    treat your staff better!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Health Care coverage and optional dental

    Cons

    Underpaid and overworked. Poor parking conditions and zero sense of community


  7. Helpful (1)

    "No Career advancement for Scientists"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good place to Collaborate. programs with multiple discipline.

    Cons

    No growth for researchers especially post-doctorate fellows. No career guidance and enhancement. You can be post-doc for years without any increase in benefits.
    Management main focus is to keep their bosses happy anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Be supportive to research fellows, they are the future of institute.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not a good place for career enhancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    collaborative environment which is oftentimes good for PIs

    Cons

    NIH minimum salary is not paid to many post doctoral fellows. The school does not allow forming a Post doctoral association and there is no raise in benefits for years. Senior post docs are not offered scientist positions.


  9. "Excellent Work Place"

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

    I worked at UMass Medical School part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, Creativity and a work environment that helps you grow

    Cons

    Cant think of any there was some rotation in jobs


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Love the school"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, intelligent people, growth opportunities

    Cons

    Some professors get away with anything which is not fair for students or postdoc. Some departmental admins are very mean and not fair.


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