Office Assistant (Former Employee), Boston, MA – June 30, 2013
Pros: shifts are typically flexible, labor unions stick up for you
Cons: parking is expensive
I personally had a great experience there. You got auto pay raises as your gained time in your position, lots of opportunity to inter-campus job transfer, HR seemed to approve requests for next higher pay grade if you wrote a strong enough letter. Transportation seemed to be everyone's biggest complaint. I liked that it seemed we had ice cream every – more... month for someone's birthday/baby/going away. – less
Teacher assistant/ Tutor for ESL students (Former Employee), Boston, MA – May 13, 2013
Pros: really great co-workers
Cons: late nights
Some days it was grading papers and sitting down with students. Other days I was responsible to teach the class or fill in where the professor was uncertain. I really enjoyed the work load and the readings that were assigned each day. I was challenging and fun.
A typical day at work did not seem like work because we were family in my department. We did our job very well and we cared about what we had to accomplish which was taken care of the students faculty and the public. there was no hared part of the job except for learning a new trade that was the hard part.of being a processer but I felt the most enjoyable – more... part of my job was to be there with my co-workers and to work together so we could accomplish our work. I miss being there with my coworkers the job and my co-workers were the most enjoyable part of it all. – less
Administrative Support Specialist (Former Employee), Boston, MA – May 18, 2012
I liked working at UMass Boston. This was a work study position but I learned alot while working there. The office was very open and all the workers were nice and open to teaching if I did not know something.
Research Assistant (Current Employee), Boston, MA – March 13, 2013
Pros: flexible hours in an environment to grow
Cons: bad office location
Since it was an academic environment I enjoyed the work. I was a graduate student and at the same time working as a Research Assistant for a professor. Other students and co-workers were from various cultural backgrounds from different parts of the world. I loved working with them and being around them. For me it always feels great to work with people – more... from different parts of the world and learn about their culture, learn from their experience and share ideas and jokes in our own languages.
The hardest part of the job was working during final exams, especially when all other students were busy on their own and I had to work alone. I don't like to be alone and love to be in an environment where other people and colleagues are around me. And the most enjoyable part was of course when we finished a long working day and get together for a potluck and share our foods with each other. – less