Research Assistants at University of Massachusetts give their company a 4.2 out of 5.0, while the average rating for University of Massachusetts is 4.1, making them 2% happier than every other employee at University of Massachusetts and 5% less happy than every other Research Assistant on CareerBliss - the happiest Research Assistants work for University of Notre Dame.
"I worked as a research assistant for a little over a year, my experience was very positive and I learned an incredible amount. I wouldn't say the job required long hours but it was tough to fit it in with my school schedule at times. There was a lot of expectation to produce good results which could be stressful at times and It involved a lot of presenting to groups of people which is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars. all and all I'm extremely happy to have worked as a researcher."
"I have been working as a graduate research assistant for the University of Massachusetts Lowell for 2 years. The benefits provided with the employment are commendable and the stipend received during the tenure is also decent. Looking at other benefits like gyms, pools play important role in reviving mental and physical strength. Although Covid restricted some activities and programs but being part of such institution not only helps you grow academically but also professionally. I would recommend being a part of the institution either as a student or as an employee."
"I have been working in UML since 2017 as PhD student and TA/RA. Although the compensation is not competitive with other universities, it is a great place to study your PhD, especially for international students."
"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!"
"I have been in UMass Lowell as research assistant for over 4 years and mostly during my PhD."
"I have been a Research Assistant since Jan. 2014 in ECE Dept. of University of Massachusetts Amherst."
"Great institution, great colleagues and advisors."
What do you like about working at University of Massachusetts?
"I went here as an undergraduate, so I enjoy being on campus, but I really don't like my job."
Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?
"Not all of the jobs are like this, but mine isn't particuarly great!"
What don't you like about working at University of Massachusetts?
"I often feel like I don't 100% understand what I'm doing and that is particularly stressful when my boss asks me about something I've done and we attempt to troubleshoot what went wrong. The other people in the lab have had a lot more extensive training and background education in the subject matter and take for granted that I must know the same things that they do, but I don't."
What suggestions do you have for management?
"I would have a more effective training program so that people would feel more confident and comfortable working on their own early on."
Update your browser to have a more positive job search experience.Upgrade My Browser