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Working at University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA: 20 Employee Job Reviews by Real Employee working in Amherst, MA Area

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On average, employees in Amherst, MA at University of Massachusetts give their company a 3.3 rating out of 5.0 based on 20, whereas overall Average Rating of University of Massachusetts is 4.1 out of 5.0 based on 133 University of Massachusetts Review Ratings. The happiest University of Massachusetts employees in Amherst, MA are Interns submitting an average rating of 4.5 and Resident Assistants with a rating of 4.6.

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4.1
Average Rating
(based on 116 University of Massachusetts Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
4.0
Growth Opportunities
3.6
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
4.4
Rewards You Receive
3.7
Support You Get
4.1
Way You Work
4.3
Work Setting
4.0
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Working at University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA: 20 Employee Reviews

Resident Assistant

"I am a student employee at UMass Amherst, working as a Resident Assistant. This position has allowed me to develop tremendous interpersonal and leadership skills that will go a long way in my career. My supervisors are always helpful in guiding me through situations that maybe out of my scope. Overall, UMass is a great place to work"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Research Assistant

"Plenty of student opportunities for industry exposure, Workloads are highly manageable and the staff is very warm. I have had over 3 positions so far, and not one bad experience. All the work I have done and continue to do is a pleasure. I have only grown from professional experiences at UMASS!"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

4.1
University of Massachusetts (133)

4.6 Highest Rated in this Industry is Viacom (33)
3.1 Lowest Rated in this Industry is JD Audio & Video Design (6)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (1,282)
Visiting Scholar

"Umass Amherst is a very good place to work in and for. They offer a lot of benefits and a good salary. Amherst is a very nice and quiet place to live in and raise your children"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Student Ambassador

"I loved working there. For four semesters, raised money for the University."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
University of Massachusetts Employee

"I've been a research assistant for about six months now in the economics department at UMass and it has been a great experience. I've gotten to know my professors better and gained a better understanding of economics as a subject and profession."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
University of Massachusetts Employee

"I'v been PhD student in UMass Amherst for five years. I love the campus life here."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Cook
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Research Assistant

"Great institution, great colleagues and advisors."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Teaching Assistant

"I worked in the Chemistry Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst for 5 years and found it to be an intellectually stimulating environment. This department is highly collaborative and open, and conscientious of the needs of students. It has a high standard of excellence with regard to the quality of the research undertaken and seeks to instill within students a sense of pride and responsibility in the work that they do."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Kitchen Assistant

"This experience was eye-opening. Especially the behind-the-scenes work involved."

What do you like about working at University of Massachusetts?

"The structure of the company was organized with good leaders and teachers. The chefs were helpful and gave us freedom to learn by ourselves. You were working with a group of peers who were attentive and respectful."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared to work and learn from your mistakes. Use the skills learned from this position because it can be transferred to other professions."

What don't you like about working at University of Massachusetts?

"Sometimes the chefs allocated the workload unfairly which caused some of my peers to complain."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Establish a more organized staff schedule so that work is done efficiently. Often times to many people were scheduled with an uneven amount of work to be done."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Graduate Research Assistant

What do you like about working at University of Massachusetts?

"A very team focused environment. Enjoyed working on cutting-edge research."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Find a advisor that will not just give verbal praise but also help with getting you some perks for doing a great job."

What don't you like about working at University of Massachusetts?

"The graduate student salary and benefits were really low. Need a job with real salary."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Not sure about the CEO but the chancellor of the university could have done more for research than getting the poor football team in MAC."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Designer

"I was in charge of helping students during their lab sessions."

What do you like about working at University of Massachusetts?

"I liked the fact that it helped me make use of the skills that I acquired during my academic year."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be confident and make sure you have a good knowledge of circuit designing."

What don't you like about working at University of Massachusetts?

"The fact that it was just a temporary job and I did not get to do it for a very long time."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Make it such that a lot more candidates can participate."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Graduate Student
Person You Work For 2.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.5 / 5 Work Setting 3.6 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.8 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Peer Tutor
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3.5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4.5 / 5
Research Assistant
Person You Work For 4.1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.9 / 5
Company Culture 3.9 / 5 Way You Work 3.9 / 5
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