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Updated February 4, 2019
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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. "Great Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Dartmouth, MA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Dartmouth, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    -opportunity to work with diverse student populations
    -departments open to collaboration with Adjunct Faculty
    -working with students, of course!

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.


  2. "UMass is ok"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    State job. 13 paid days off. Good benefits but not as good as it used to be. Pension is definitely not what it used to be. Have to work 32 years and retire at 65+ to get the max pension of 80% of your average salary.

    Cons

    Pay is less than comparable non- State jobs
    Difficult to advance or move from union to professional/non-union job.

  3. "NA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    Covers your tuition costs as a full time student

    Cons

    Does not encourage to seek work outside department


  4. "Great Teaching Fellow Program"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Get paid to teach and have your master's degree paid for.

    Cons

    There is no con; it's a win-win.


  5. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    Good environment with good people around.

    Cons

    No cons to share as per mine experience.


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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.