University of Massachusetts Employee Reviews

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Amazing opportunity to get exposure as a young prospective writer
Resident Assistant (Former Employee) –  Amherst, MAMay 15, 2014
Benefits of writing for HerCampus:
Work from anywhere
Flexibility with kind of work/article topics
Great Supporting Staff
Exposure into the field
Opportunity to develop as a young writer
Pros
amazing opportunity
Cons
unpaid
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Productive and Engaging
Resident Assistant (Current Employee) –  Amherst, MAMay 13, 2014
Not only do I work at the University, I study there too. The University is very accommodating for student employees and fosters their growth in all that they do.
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Fast pace enviornment
Housing maintainer (Former Employee) –  Amherst, MAMay 6, 2014
Management needs help in being organized, and treat employees fairly. Co-workers are great.
Cons
poor management
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Competitive education system
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) –  Lowell, MAApril 29, 2014
Every student will have a chance to gain productive experience
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Productive place to work
Assistant Librarian (Current Employee) –  Lowell, MAApril 24, 2014
• Assist students with online research
• Ensure a high quality service
Pros
peaceful
Cons
short break
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Student
Student (Former Employee) –  Lowell MAApril 13, 2014
Pursuing MSE Mechanical Engineering expected to graduate in May 2014.
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Working on Voice recognition programming using Embedded C
Lab Assistant (Current Employee) –  Lowell, MAApril 2, 2014
Working as a part of UMass Lowell made me learn professional problem solving skills, leadership abilities, working in group opportunities and a lot more.
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Great learning opportunities
Manager, Organizational Development (Former Employee) –  Amherst, MAMarch 27, 2014
Develop and oversee the training program for the Physical Plant Division. Coach for pilot self-directed work team in the Power Plant.

I learned how to coach members and facilitate team meeting; Was able to obtain training and certification for MBTI assessments and 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Pros
supportive supervisor
Cons
limited opportunities to move to a higher level position
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Research / Teaching Assistant
Undergraduate instructor (Former Employee) –  Lowell, MAMarch 24, 2014
Undergraduate and Graduate teaching assistant was a wonderful exposure to teach and learn and have hands on experience.
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A great variety of opportunities and work environments within the institution.
Student Activities Scheduling Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Amherst, MAMarch 16, 2014
It is a blessing to be able to work with young people who are exploring possibilities for their future, and to feel that I have some part in their growth and development.
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Solid Atmosphere, Not high pay
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Amherst, MAMarch 3, 2014
Solid Atmosphere, Not high pay. Laid back management, collegial spirit.
Pros
solid atmosphere
Cons
not high pay
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A NICE JOB
Teaching Assistant, Accounting Department (Current Employee) –  Amherst, MAFebruary 18, 2014
have opportunities to work on research projects as well as teaching students.
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A highly work-friendly environment
Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAFebruary 14, 2014
-As an Graduate Assistant I am acquiring necessary research skills
- The most enjoyable part of the job is learning new concepts about Business Intelligence & Business Analytic
- Working in association with professor helps in building up my reporting skills & maintaining relationship with faculty.
Pros
flexible work timings
Cons
no medical benefits
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Excellent Teaching Environment
Lecturer Chemistry Department (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 20, 2014
The class mixture of cultures and nationalities makes this a wonderfully fertile environment to teach in.
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Graduate School
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Amherst, MAJanuary 17, 2014
Highly directed graduate school program. Each student is given adequate advisement. The department accommodated a nice balance between home and school life.
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Excellent work environment
Renewable Energy Researcher (Current Employee) –  Lowell, MAJanuary 7, 2014
gained experience in academic job. learned how to be a team player and managing my time and keep up with deadlines.
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Research Study
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Amherst, MANovember 21, 2013
• Performed research experiments on Protein Degradation, Unfolding, and Protein Quality Control
• Investigated the proteolytic activity between Response Regulators of Caulobacter crescentus and AAA+ ATP Dependent Protease.
• Studied response regulators in different pathways and CtrA and CpdR response regulators by using various lab techniques, such as Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Agarose Gel Electrophoresis, Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate (SDS) Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis, Miniprep, Restriction Digestion, Transformation, Western Blot, Synchronization, Bacterial Adenylate Cyclase Two-Hybrid System (BACTH), and Taq Error Prone Mutagenesis.
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Very Enjoyable and Very Fast Paced Enviroment
Medical Assistant (Current Employee) –  Boston, MANovember 12, 2013
Most days involved, checking in patients: vitals signs and initial chief complaint. Certain days at certain times I ran a flu clinic. I also participated in inventory and infection control.
Pros
fast paced environment with great co-workers
Cons
not as much autonomy
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Excellent Undergrad Research Opportunity
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Amherst, MANovember 7, 2013
Interesting and Engaging research program. Highly recommended
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Research assistant
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Amherst, MAOctober 18, 2013
While working with my thesis professor I was self motivated and engaged into topics that truly fascinated me.
Pros
self management of time
Cons
low salry
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