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McGill University Reviews

Updated 15 July, 2018
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  • "Low salary, it is all that I can see, every thing else makes it a great environment for any level of management" (in 25 reviews)

  • "Very low pay, few scholarship opportunities" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    awesome. very pleasant. people are nice

    Cons

    nothing. everything was very chill.


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McGill University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    International environment, cutting-edge research, nice selection of workshops.

    Cons

    Competitive, challenging, long work hours,

  3. "For students, great place to start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGill University part-time

    Pros

    The reputation precedes you. Because you are still in an academic environment, your supervisor or hiring professor is very flexible when it comes to school commitments and hours of work

    Cons

    If you'd like to practice French, this may not be the place.


  4. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McGill University full-time

    Pros

    Great Support, met a lot of good friends and smart people. Great for networking, and tracing your path by choosing every courses you want.

    Cons

    Complicated bureaucracy for most complex demand. Less support on which classes to take, and how to take them

    Advice to Management

    Look at the pros, keep doing it; look at the cons, think about it.


  5. "It's a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Montréal-Ouest, QC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Montréal-Ouest, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McGill University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great research environment, amazing city, proximity to major cities in Canada and US

    Cons

    Bad weather, need to know both French and English languages


  6. "Food Quality Assurance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at McGill University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    friendly environment, Good safety

    Cons

    Wet, Cold, long hours


  7. "Casual Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Casual Research Assistant in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Casual Research Assistant in Montreal, QC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McGill University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ambient of work is very good

    Cons

    Salary is very low and no benefits for casual staffs

  8. "Good learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McGill University full-time

    Pros

    Great university and one of the top ones in Canada. Good research opportunities and finding

    Cons

    may be graduate student salary be a bit more


  9. "Alma Mater Fund"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGill University part-time

    Pros

    Great part time job for students. You learn a lot of essential skills. The job is quite flexible.

    Cons

    Shifts can be very long and boring.


  10. "Casual Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at McGill University full-time

    Pros

    - Depending on the supervisor, you can choose your hours and sometimes work from home

    Cons

    - No benefits (insurance, etc.)
    - No job security
    - Old buildings


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