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UMass Medical School Reviews

Updated January 16, 2019
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  • "Low pay while having to pay for employee parking" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Beurocratic, minimal room for growth" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, 14 holidays, Work with some great people

    Cons

    Budget and Resource Challenges like all technology related resources in many organizations


  2. "Good and Bad"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Manager
    Former Employee - Clinical Manager

    I worked at UMass Medical School full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work off site after 6 months; good work/life balance. Also good: number of days off per year; all state holidays off. Great co-workers

    Cons

    Upper management needs to listen to staff and realize that if many are exiting, there must be a reason and the reason is poor management ....this was not the case when I began here, but as soon as one bad person becomes a leader, it is all down hill if no one will look at the writing on the wall.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and realize you lost a lot of good, highly qualified and experienced nurses due to one person being in charge that had no clue how to properly manage, motivate and keep good staff.

  3. "Postdoc Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UMass Medical School full-time

    Pros

    UMass Medical school is very good at some research fields such as RNAi, metabolism and has numerous famous scientist. located at

    Cons

    UMass medical school does not always provide NIH scale salary.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work, but your experience will depend entirely on which laboratory you work in

    Cons

    The parking garage is a long walk from the actual campus


  5. "lab tech 1"

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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 Medical School full-time

    Pros

    working with great leaders in the field

    Cons

    long hours and low pay


  6. "Lab assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Can get your work done during work

    Cons

    Labor intensive but it's only from time to time

    Advice to Management

    None at


  7. "Your experience will depend on the department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UMass Medical School full-time

    Pros

    Hours can be flexible depending on the position/department
    School cares about its students
    Plenty of opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    - New programs or initiatives are added without thought to the ramifications of what it will mean in terms of "manpower/woman power" hours. Most of the time it is assumed that the current employees will simply assume these responsibilities even though they already have more work than is possible.
    - Depending on your department, sometimes decisions are made without consulting with those most familiar with the issue/work
    - Depending on the state of Massachusett's budget, typically "merit increases" do not cover cost of living increases (inflation); thus over time you will actually be making less when adjusted for inflation.
    - in the past, due to budget issues, jobs were merged. Thus many people were overworked

    Advice to Management

    Consistently convey appreciation for employees' hard work.
    Consult with those most familiar with the issues when making decisions.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Solid"

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

    I worked at UMass Medical School full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly co workers

    Cons

    Politics between departments, slow to make progress

    Advice to Management

    Work together


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work, but not for growth."

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Worcester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits. work hours good and flexible. health benefits , PTO etc are all good.

    Cons

    not too much movement with promotions or bonuses . they are far and few in between.

    Advice to Management

    make sure you invest in people who work for you. training or career growth is paramount to make you attract great talent as well.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate Student"

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

    I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time

    Pros

    Amazing community, I loved being here!

    Cons

    Snowy and extremely cold in the winter!!