McMaster University Reviews

Updated Feb 26, 2021

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McMaster University President and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane
Patrick Deane
246 Ratings
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  1. "Good overall opportunity to develop teaching skills"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McMaster University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Become a better teacher by developing communication skills

    Cons

    Not enough hours per week

  2. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Student 

    I have been working at McMaster University full-time

    Pros

    Great place to be a student

    Cons

    Not many negatives to say


  3. "Good opportunity for students"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Student Intern 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McMaster University full-time

    Pros

    -Independent work -Good team environment -Positive outcomes for learning experience

    Cons

    -Poor decision-making from central campus

  4. "Great place for medical research"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McMaster University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Access to clinical samples and insight, supportive community

    Cons

    Need to outsource a lot of tests to larger facilities outside of Hamilton

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  5. "Teaching Assistant"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McMaster University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy apply, good salary, work at home

    Cons

    Takes extra time to finish work

  6. "very good very good very good"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McMaster University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Only good stuff here nothing bad

    Cons

    Good and amazing no cons

  7. "Friendly people, good company!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at McMaster University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some of the friendliest people that I have ever worked with. The work is interesting and enjoyable.

    Cons

    There is sometimes not that much work to do.

  8. "Teaching assistant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at McMaster University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great working experience and a good opportunity

    Cons

    require a good time management skill

  9. "Teaching Assistant"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant 

    I have been working at McMaster University part-time

    Pros

    working load is small, the overall payment is good.

    Cons

    sometimes can be quite busy

  10. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Program Support Assistant in Hamilton, ON

    I have been working at McMaster University part-time

    Pros

    lots of flexibility for hours, they're understanding of the work environment

    Cons

    no cons come to mind

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