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Updated October 3, 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)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "Its a Job"

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in South Hadley, MA
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in South Hadley, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    helped during college and had a really nice boss

    Cons

    No room for advancement even if you have high credentials


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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


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