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Working at University of Massachusetts in Worcester, MA: 13 Employee Job Reviews by Real Employee working in Worcester, MA Area

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On average, employees in Worcester, MA at University of Massachusetts give their company a 3.2 rating out of 5.0 based on 13, 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 Worcester, MA are Anonymous Employees submitting an average rating of 4.1 and Excel Debuggers with a rating of 5.0.

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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 Worcester, MA: 13 Employee Reviews

University of Massachusetts Employee

"Worked there for 3-plus and was laid-off due to a "workforce re-design" that was not based on my performance. It was very disappointing, and I felt totally not valued at all."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
University of Massachusetts Employee

"Umass is the best place to start your career. Co-workers and supervisor are passionate about their work. Upto the point explanation for the project. For starters even specify were can you start with."

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

"A good place to work for in HiC research."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
System Administration Operations Manager

"Not impressed, lack of clear direction, quick to blame individual shrouded in not people but process but internally not implemented. No clear direction for tasks. Changing requirements without clear direction communication of change"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
University of Massachusetts Employee

"The university recently took on a new CIO and he has worked hard to change the culture. Unfortunately his big ideas have misfired several times along the way and instead of energizing the work force and removing barriers he's created an atmosphere of fear that fosters cronyism. The best employees have recognized this and found new opportunities which leaves mostly sycophants and incompetents. Some good people, but an unfortunate turn."

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

"Umass has been good to me overall over the years. Their recent struggles have forced me to look for more work aggressively, but doesn't change the fact that they are still a decent company to work for."

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

"It is a very good place to work at."

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

"Was a very good job until UMass lost the contract."

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

"Mostly good experience, but the culture there was not a great fit for me."

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

"Friendly place to work, Good people. Cafe for food, not so much."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Clinical Coordinator

What do you like about working at University of Massachusetts?

"I really enjoy my clinical work, my patient interactions and my surgical team members"

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

"Make sure you read between the lines during your interview."

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

"I don't like the instability and changed in salary, benefits, schedule."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Interact and consult with the front line/clinical based employees to make them feel valued. We don't feel valued at all. We are expendable."

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

"Great place to work!"

What do you like about working at University of Massachusetts?

"It is a very collegial place to do science--most people were open and willing to help others with whatever they could. The facilities and equipment are generally very good, as are a lot of the administration stuff. For a postdoc, the benefits were outstanding- state retirement, matching 401k, and really affordable good health insurance (employer pays 2/3)--a lot of places do not offer postdocs nearly the benefits UMass Med School does."

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

"The quality of your life while working at UMass Med School depends largely on the investigator you plan to work with. If a PI you're interested in will not give you a NIH standard salary (for 0-4 yrs postdoc anyways) look at another lab. Worcester and MA in general are expensive places to live."

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

"The only major negative was a lack of career support by the university. There is no 'office' postdocs can go to get help/guidance/advice on how to get to the next step in their careers. However, this was being addressed at the time I was leaving (2008). Minor quibbles are that all PI's do not pay the same rate (something to watch for), and the minimum postdoc salary is low (below NIH guidelines last I heard)."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Improve min salaries to NIH scale or better, Postdoc career office."

Postdoctoral Associate

"Good place!"

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

"Extreme cold."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Nothing major - International office was great."

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