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Updated December 5, 2018
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  • "Great work life balance and benefits" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Great location; Great benefits; Supportive work environment; Very active and engaged academic community" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Assistant: Loved It"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    GREAT benefits
    Good pay and perks for Graduate Assistants
    Great union who advocated for us when our positions were in jeopardy

    Cons

    Of course with any University position you often have to deal with politics where the governance of the University is at odds with the department.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to listen to the needs of the department


  2. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Massachusetts (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom in terms of working with students & day to day operations. Pays fairly well. My direct boss was the best boss you can ever find out there.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy, everything is a secret, everything has to go through layers of permissions and even a small decision takes weeks even months to go through.

  3. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment and helpful colleagues

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of


  4. "IT Assistant"

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    Current Employee - IT ASSISTANT in Dartmouth, MA
    Current Employee - IT ASSISTANT in Dartmouth, MA

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, new technologies to learn

    Cons

    there are no cons working here.


  5. "Residence Director"

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    Current Employee - Resident Director in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Resident Director in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Residence Directors enjoy a flexible schedule and, if you are pursuing graduate work, it is ideal!

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times

    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote from within.


  6. "Mentor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Massachusetts (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing international education experiences. Working with students and teachers from all around the world.

    Cons

    Not really any. It can be very stressful at times, but with such programs it is only to be expected.


  7. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    Great institution, world class professors and education.

    Cons

    Tough.to get by on research assistant pay.

  8. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    - Flexible work hours
    - Great people

    Cons

    - Pay is lower than in other places, but not by a lot


  9. "Grad student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    A nice campus in a beautiful place

    Cons

    Amherst is a quite place


  10. "Good and Bad"

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

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    Many good things at UMB

    Cons

    Not as many bad things.