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Updated 2 July, 2018
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Pros
  • "Free work time, nice working environment" (in 35 reviews)

  • "There's good respect here for work-life balance, with flexibility in hours and scheduling should you need it for family responsibilities" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very competitive atmosphere, either you have a lot of work or nothing to do sometimes" (in 8 reviews)

  • "A lot of work to balance with my studies as a full time graduate student" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McMaster University full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible hours, great people to work with

    Cons

    The salary is not high enough


  2. "RA at MARC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at McMaster University part-time

    Pros

    Very good facility. Fancy equipment.

    Cons

    Need to explore the knowledge by yourself.

  3. "Great place but not well paid"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Hamilton, ON
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Hamilton, ON
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you wanna work in academia, this is a great place for transition after your graduation.

    Cons

    It’s understandable that the work is not well paid.


  4. "PhD candidate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McMaster University full-time

    Pros

    Highly classified university with a professional attitude for work

    Cons

    some professors have higher than usual unrealistic expectations


  5. "Good experience but limited opportunities for growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at McMaster University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    benefits, flexible hours, tuition assistance, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Limited career growth for support staff


  6. "nice academic environment"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Hamilton, ON
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Hamilton, ON
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at McMaster University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    academic environment, highly intellectual colleagues, easy access to academic talks and presentations, excellent library system, easy access to gyms and sports facilities

    Cons

    lower pay based on the level of education and experience

    Advice to Management

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  7. "teaching assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    above 40/hour, good salary. Departments are supportive.

    Cons

    will be better if some professors become more helpful

  8. "Mcmaster is a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McMaster University part-time

    Pros

    great pay, great staff, great environment.

    Cons

    none that I could see


  9. "Graduate Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON

    I worked at McMaster University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment and you get to meet lots of students.

    Cons

    The university doesn't actually help you find an employment.


  10. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McMaster University part-time

    Pros

    Nice payment, good dental insurance

    Cons

    The international student could only apply for one position of TA each semester


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