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Updated September 21, 2017
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University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan
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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 16 reviews)

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

  • Unfortunately there is no room for advancement (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great office culture"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Amherst, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, knowledgeable managers.

    Cons

    Allow more opportunities to diversify the work/management style.


  2. "Math Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    Positive environment, Good learning experience.
    You have a chance to help other students with their homework or study and more so you can relearn your studying habbit

    Cons

    it can be stressful because you have to learn how to explain things in many times till they get.

  3. "maintanace"

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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 University of Massachusetts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    there in not enough communication

    Cons

    you are learning while working

    Advice to Management

    communicate better


  4. ""It's Not Just What You Know....""

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Shrewsbury, MA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Shrewsbury, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    UMASS has a lot of good and competent people working there. The benefits are very good; some salaries are also very good. If you are on a 'hot' project, you get a lot of resources, assistance and attention (which is good and bad). You can be at UMASS until you retire, if you continue to be a contributor with a good attitude.

    Cons

    The practice of hiring political pals, with minimal qualifications at best, into senior/executive positions (and the inequality that creates at so many levels) really got to me after awhile. It's also hard to be accepted as a committed fellow employee by the 'old guard' - those at UMASS for 7-15+ years. Professional development and career paths all depends on which department you are in - nothing consistent for all employees.

    Advice to Management

    Managers, be a 'facilitator' to your staff - they need your guidance and support. Go to bat for them if issues come up with other departments over resource-sharing. And invest in your employees professional development, and career path - even if it means that they will one day move on from your department.


  5. "balanced"

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

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    work life balance is good.

    Cons

    i cannot think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    i cannot think of any advice.


  6. "Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to continue education while working on interesting research programs. Good employee health insurance and other benefits for saving for retirement.

    Cons

    Very competitive work environment and not all positions have enough opportunities for upward mobility or significant financial advancements for salary.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Happy return for alum"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The university offers excellent opportunities for professional growth, training, and networking. Intellectual resources (faculty, libraries, staff) are easily accessible, and motivated and capable help (students, recent grads) is abundant. Quality of life is high.

    Cons

    Although progressive attitudes are widespread, inequality is high, and senior faculty and upper-level administrators enjoy comfortable pay and benefits packages while most everyone else suffers. Junior faculty struggle under crushing workloads, staff and graduate students are often paid poorly, and high undergraduate tuition and fees burden recent grads with excessive debt.

    Advice to Management

    Balance growth with rewards for the great majority of users so that UMass can exemplify the progressive virtues it embraces.

  8. "DuBois Library"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    The pay was ok for the job. Nice environment

    Cons

    I can't think anything negative in this job.


  9. "Summer Internship- legal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    Friendly, personal work environment. Understanding and accepting management in my department.

    Cons

    Lack of updated technology for research.


  10. "Great transistion job after graduate school"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    UMass Amherst was a great environment to learn, apply various skill sets, and get involved with the campus community.

    Cons

    The nature of my position, and many other positions at the university, did not provide many benefits.


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