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Updated August 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work life balance and benefits" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Great location; Great benefits; Supportive work environment; Very active and engaged academic community" (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are no cons that come to mind" (in 9 reviews)

  • "quite less room for advancement" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great school"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    For PhD, go there for computer science networking research

    Cons

    Takes more work than you thought


  2. "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

  3. "College of Education"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, excellent employee advocacy, quick and easy paperwork

    Cons

    Depending on the department you work for there can be more or less political baggage

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to include your employee say on large scale decisions


  4. "T/A"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    helped with paying for grad school

    Cons

    Some positions better then others


  5. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    friendly environment, I loved the people

    Cons

    sometimes not much work to do


  6. "Could use some updates"

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    Current Employee - Applications Programmer in Shrewsbury, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Programmer in Shrewsbury, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. You earn 3 weeks of vacation per year plus a week of personal time. You also get every single holiday off.

    Cons

    They are way behind on even last generation technology. Most people you see are just waiting for retirement and it makes getting things done span a lot longer than it should


  7. "great prep for a political career"

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    Current Employee - Faculty in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Faculty in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    due to high turn-over, they seem to always be hiring

    Cons

    Very political; student interests are not given high priority

    Advice to Management

    consider student needs first and quit using the UMass system as a place to launch your political career.

  8. "Videographer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    Great and beautiful campus to work at. Works well with students to balance academic and work schedules.

    Cons

    Payroll/HR is often unreliable. Different agencies use different portals/sites for payroll and it's very inefficient. The payroll site I used as a cameraman was really buggy.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your payroll management systems.


  9. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    It's academia, however, UMass has a graduate workers union that does a lot of good for the grad employees. So I'd say we have it a little more comfortable than average graduate students

    Cons

    Work life balance of a graduate researcher is basically non-existent. You shouldn't expect to have a lot of time to yourself.


  10. "Registered Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. The floor I work on has great team unity on 11-7 shift

    Cons

    Would be nice if manager said great job once in a while. Especially nights when we are short staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage your staff, not knock them down.


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