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University of Massachusetts Worcester Reviews

Updated June 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • Great location; Great benefits; Supportive work environment; Very active and engaged academic community (in 16 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. "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Shrewsbury, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Shrewsbury, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, great pay, telecommuting options, great co-workers, room for advancement.

    Cons

    Working for the state things move slow, decisions and promotions take a bit longer but worth the wait.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your good employees


  2. "dietitian"

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    Current Employee - Registered Dietitian in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Registered Dietitian in Worcester, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    great benefits and co workers

    Cons

    stressful and very busy, changes

  3. "Overall good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Shrewsbury, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Shrewsbury, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, people are nice. A ton of medical plans go choose from. Vacation time and sick time are very generous.

    Cons

    No real effort put into giving staff additional work related training to keep skills. No real maternity leave except for 2 weeks.


  4. "Head Soccer Coach University of Massachusetts Women's Club Soccer"

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    Former Employee - Head Soccer Coach in Auburn, MA
    Former Employee - Head Soccer Coach in Auburn, MA

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

    Pros

    Had a great group of talented young ladies to coach. Gained experience in leading a team and and staying organized. The University was more than helpful in gaining access to fields for practice and games as well as receiving payment.

    Cons

    The conditions of the fields given to us were not always in the greatest condition. However my overall experience with the University of Massachusetts as a intramural referee and coach were more than satisfying.

    Advice to Management

    Expand the potential and funding club sports at the University. Some club teams received more funding than others and were given access to better equipment, transportation and facilities for training, practice and games.


  5. "Decent Place to Work with Caveats"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Shrewsbury, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Shrewsbury, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Massachusetts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent place to work, excellent work-life balance, great benefits including access to retirement savings (traditional pension and newer deferral plans), paid time off, employee discounts, life/disability and other insurance products.

    Cons

    Lack of strategic direction at all management levels, difficulty getting things done in consensus driven environment, need to be a self-motivator, hard to move around horizontally or vertically, very political environment.

    Advice to Management

    Stronger focus needed on advancing good employees who want to be challenged vs. letting them stagnate.


  6. "Better than other hospitals"

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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


  7. "Senior Research Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in Shrewsbury, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in Shrewsbury, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Intellectually challenging and rewarding work

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for upward mobility

  8. "Pot Washer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westborough, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time

    Pros

    -Extremely understanding of academic responsibilities
    -Never had a problem missing a shift, showing up late, or leaving early in order to fufill academic responsibilities
    -Flexible breaks

    Cons

    -Very uncomfortable work environment at times (very wet, steamy, and hot)
    -Can be very stressful at busy times and when people don't show up (i.e. closing and in between course changes)
    -Need to wear rubber boots, apron, and gloves unless you want to get absolutely soaked (sometimes these run out which can be a nightmare)

    Advice to Management

    -Continue allowing leniency in scheduling for full time students
    -Make sure you have sufficient supplies of rubber aprons, boots, and gloves. Not having these leaves employees absolutely soaked
    -If possible try expanding this area. Always was very cramped and congested


  9. "Review of post-doc experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family-friendly atmosphere and good work-life balance. Flex time.

    Cons

    Salary is not great. Competitive atmosphere


  10. "State employee at University of Mass"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shrewsbury, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    State benefits, low pressure, some stability

    Cons

    No innovation, not eager to think out of the box, not a ton of room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and try to understand the big picture. Do not assume because things have run a certain way that it is the right way.


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