Great Overall Employer, Crapshoot from Dept. to Dept.
Office Manager (Current Employee) – Massachusetts – November 14, 2017
UMass is, overall, a reliable and consistent employer. Good benefits, good pay, some opportunities to move and advance. However, every department is an individual entity, and while some are perfectly functional workplaces, others are complete disasters, and there's really no way to know which you ended up with until you're in the thick of it. Poor management and scapegoating are common in the more chaotic offices, and there isn't much the union can do for protection much of the time. My experience here has been largely positive, if not for my abusive, gaslighting disaster of a supervisor.
stable, reliable, good benefits, good pay
every department is a gamble, poor management, supervisor abuse, parking is horrific