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Updated March 26, 2017
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  • Unfortunately there is no room for advancement (in 5 reviews)

  • Sometimes it seemed like Res Life forgot that we were students and sometimes they pretended that being an RA wasn't essentially a full time job (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great graduate job!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 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

    Make my own schedule. learning environment

    Cons

    "Full-time" is only 20 hours


  2. "Research assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible, holidays, quiet neighborhood, education

    Cons

    not much pay, inexperienced managment


  3. "Office Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits, nice people, great school

    Cons

    dealing with students, very needy


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  5. "Pretty Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The co-workers are very friendly. Convenient location. Knowing your work impacts students. I assume there are good benefits and time-off, but I was not a benefitted employee.

    Cons

    Very few, if any, raises or bonuses. When the university suffers, everyone suffers. Employees are not taken as seriously as the students or the school's reputation.


  6. "Great Student Jobs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great people, and delicious food.

    Cons

    Can be very strict during final exam periods.


  7. "RA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of lab to choose from especially labs doing ML research. Collaborative and professional workplace. Professors are other RA's are motivated and friendly.

    Cons

    Weather and transportation may not be the best especially when winter comes around. Relatively difficult to find a place to stay.

    Advice to Management

    Most of management is done through lab head which tend to be professors. Research progress must be well documented and make sure RA's are making weekly progress towards a deadline.


  8. "Good place to be a grad student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Amherst, MA

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

    Pros

    Good environment, very collaborative, great professors. Huge range of research happening here.

    Cons

    Campus is in the middle of nowhere, the undergraduates are terribly obnoxious.

    Advice to Management

    Stop doing construction on the entire campus at once please.


  9. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment. Pretty camps. Nice students.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement of professionals. Upper "management" all have PhD's. For example a past President of the university system had a PhD in Physics. Studying physics has little to do with managing an organization, yet they promote their own and PhD's ultimately only will answer to other people with PhD's as ultimately they are classist.

    Advice to Management

    Do not make basic requirement for upper level management a PhD. Having studies a completely unrelated field with the depth needed for a PhD has nothing to do with the duties of the job. It only serves to exclude a whole class of people (i.e. "the 99%" who do not have PhD's).


  10. "Great place to work but hard to move up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Hard to move to other departments on campus


  11. "Shift Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid Pay, Great Coworkers, Other than this I just don't have that many good things about cvs care mart or retail in general

    Cons

    Expect to work a lot of long hours. Corporate doesn't give stores enough hour to run on; more work and less time to get tasks done.

    Advice to Management

    There not much to say, from my experience retail employees are expendable. From self checkout registers to laying off to firing long term employees and hiring new ones at Minimum wage.



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