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University of Massachusetts Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • Flexible scheduling, great work environment, friendly and helpful co-workers (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "Graduate Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Work and Study Balance

    Cons

    Nothing really to Mention as Cons


  2. "Lecturer I"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lecturer I in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Lecturer I in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Some of the tenure track people are very good researchers it is a pleasure to work with them.

    Cons

    Part time teaching in UMass may turn any young researcher into a low-paid high-school level teacher. Dead-end for your career, you won't get any research done, and you won't get a good salary as a teacher either.


  3. "cook1"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook1 in Amherst, MA
    Current Employee - Cook1 in Amherst, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Top of the food service and still growing in their industry.Work with many different students from all over the country and the world.Expeirence many different cultures and foods from around the world.

    Cons

    work short handed at times.many layers of management so it takes time to fill positions due to state policies.some departments only work during school year.


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  5. "Kitchen Staff"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people working there were very nice. While I did not really talk to them, I never had much of a problem with anyone working there.

    Cons

    The job was pretty boring. After about a month working there there was nothing new to learn or really improve on. Also it pays minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    The management is doing mostly alright. Some of them take things a bit too seriously, but overall they are doing a good job.


  6. "Fair"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lowell, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great student body, great opportunities

    Cons

    Poor Lab conditions, dull campus life


  7. "Better than other hospitals"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mental Health Associate in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Mental Health Associate in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    New manager that is very suited
    Competitive Pay

    Cons

    Tough hours and demanding work


  8. "Public affairs assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Public Affairs Assistant in North Dartmouth, MA
    Former Employee - Public Affairs Assistant in North Dartmouth, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Excellent leadership and a great team. The work load was sizeable but manageable.

    Cons

    Team had a lot of trouble coming together and agreeing leading to a lot of delays.


  9. "Great place to get started as a Graduate Student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great professors and new laboratories. Varied areas of research going on in the department (endocrine disruptors, air quality, epigenetics, toxicology, etc.).

    Cons

    Difficult to get funding as a graduate student. Not too many graduate level classes offered (issue for Phd candidates).


  10. "Graduate Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Dartmouth, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Dartmouth, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The working hours are very flexible and you get access to a lot of university resources that you n use for your career advancement. The management is also very helpful.

    Cons

    The pays are a little on the low side and the university is currently in a hiring freeze so not many full time employees are being hired these days

    Advice to Management

    the management need to get its act straight and try to get out of all the office politics that goes on there. because of that the performance of the service delivery is greatly effected


  11. "Great work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Grate place to do work !!

    Cons

    I did not face any difficulty to work

    Advice to Management

    Help Alot



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