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Updated October 25, 2017
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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)

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

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  1. "front desk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    great, love my co workers and it was fun to help students

    Cons

    just that I graduated, other than that it was great


  2. "One of the Best Jobs I Had!!!"

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    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Massachusetts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    All the Benefits to take of a Family. The State takes care of you.

    Cons

    None. I Had no problems in my career their. Campus is a. Dream Job.

    Advice to Management

    Positive work environment.

  3. "Lab tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    good place to work, supervisors are friendly and can help get you into research labs, if thats what you would like to do

    Cons

    pay isn't all that great


  4. "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


  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. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "Nice experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very helpful staff and faculty

    Cons

    no so much. it's generally good


  10. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    benefits are very good, great position if you enjoy teacher-student/advisor-advisee interactions

    Cons

    TA experiences varying widely depending on which department you apply to.


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