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UMass Medical School Reviews

Updated August 23, 2017
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Pros
  • great benefits and collegial atmosphere (in 18 reviews)

  • good benefits package, great hospital (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay while having to pay for employee parking (in 7 reviews)

  • Beurocratic, minimal room for growth (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Safe, caring environment to work

    Cons

    Doesn't follow recommended NIH minimums for postdoc salaries

    Advice to Management

    Pay your postdocs!


  2. "Just okay"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Worcester, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The experience depends on the lab and your lab environment.

    Cons

    Parking is not conveniently located and expensive. Benefits are not great.

    Advice to Management

    Create opportunities for career scientists.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Post Doc Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time

    Pros

    Standard salary, but lots of support for post docs in career development from the university career services department. NIH workshop,

    Cons

    Cafeteria in the research building in term s of the food is really bad. Also the prices are also very high. The cafeteria in the hospital building is okay, still very expensive and food still sucks.


  4. "Pharmacist"

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    Former Contractor - Pharmacist in Worcester, MA
    Former Contractor - Pharmacist in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UMass Medical School as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and work schedule

    Cons

    Overall environment needed some improvement

    Advice to Management

    Guidelines should be reviewed


  5. "LPN"

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    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Patient interaction, independent and team work atmosphere, ability to assist and work along surgeons during and post procedures

    Cons

    Availability to advance. Increase in workload without compensation. Lack of flexibility.

    Advice to Management

    Allow flexibility with employees in school. Negotiate with union for allowing increase in pay.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Very unorganized"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time

    Pros

    - seminars
    - individual project offered

    Cons

    - not organized
    - low pay compared to work being done
    - lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    - always have an intern work with a person in the lab who has time to answer questions and guide them on a daily basis rather than throw the intern into their own project without a clear design and someone to work with.

    Have an intern orientation so interns arent floundering


  7. "Scientific excellence but low benefits"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Worcester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This employer is scientifically excellent and for this reason I highly recommend it.

    Cons

    Parking is expensive and far away.

    Advice to Management

    Be more fair to all employees, and make pay and benefits more competitive.

  8. "senior policy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UMass Medical School full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues and interesting work

    Cons

    There weren't any real cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  9. "Administrative coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good experience, varies by department

    Cons

    Poor salary, no financial incentives


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, everything else is below average"

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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

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Good insurance options, hefty PTO for both vacation and sick time. If you are able to become "vested" it can definitely be worth it.

    Cons

    Employee compensation is below average. No merit increases or bonuses. Can be difficult to obtain professional growth opportunities. You are managing a problem employee, can take 6 months or more to manage them out.

    Advice to Management

    Work with HR to allow the management of difficult employees to increase work productivity or remainder of the team and allow for growth opportunities for other employees.


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