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Updated February 13, 2018
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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 17 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. "UMASS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Academic level is high in computer vision

    Cons

    No so much funding for student


  2. "Best job!"

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

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    Very loving community with supervisors who really care for you

    Cons

    Not really anything I can think of

  3. "Great deal!"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The 20-hour TA position is a great deal. Tuition waiver plus the AMAZING health insurance is 95% free--extremely affordable. The other benefits, like the gym reimbursement, are incredible. The hours are reasonable--you often work less than 20 but get the standard pay no matter what. Tasks are very doable and the professors are happy to answer questions. Some are teaching and grading and some are grading only.

    Be aware that while the position comes with a stipend and tuition waiver, you are still responsible for fees, which are typically $600-1200 per semester.

    Cons

    It's not always clear how the TA assignments are made. The teaching + grading assignments are more work and responsibility but paid the same as the grading assignments.


  4. "Great Student Job"

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

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    Make your own schedule, work as little or as much as you like

    Cons

    Long hours into the night on weekends

    Advice to Management

    None, doing well


  5. "resident assistant"

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Dartmouth, MA
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Dartmouth, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Massachusetts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    free room, free meal and you can register for next semester earlier.

    Cons

    have to deal with some crazy people. too much work for just free room and meal

    Advice to Management

    they should reduce the work load on RAs


  6. "great faculty, staff and students"

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    Current Employee - Professor
    Current Employee - Professor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    strong mission, committed people, new buildings

    Cons

    old part of campus, sluggish bureaucracy, underfunding from state

    Advice to Management

    top to bottom overhaul


  7. "Makerspace Lab"

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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

    Great experience, 3D printing, VR, flexible hours

    Cons

    Could be given more jobs to do

  8. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot and it is an good opportunity to help students

    Cons

    It should be better if the management is more organized


  9. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People here are usually Friendly

    Cons

    There are Less chances of growth

    Advice to Management

    There should be less favoritism


  10. "Great place to work with"

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

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    Friendly and understanding manager.
    Accessibility
    Safe place to work

    Cons

    Timings, Number of people, working habits


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