McMaster University Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2020

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McMaster University President and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane
Patrick Deane
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  1. "Secretary review"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Administrative Secretary 

    I worked at McMaster University part-time

    Pros

    Good! Friendly environment and a welcoming, positive atmosphere

    Cons

    No too much concerns to comment

  2. "Great Working Conditions"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sessíonal Lecturer in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McMaster University part-time

    Pros

    Good salary, retention planning, extended health insurance

    Cons

    Hard to get a tenure offer.


  3. "Great School to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    Pros

    Fun to work with students

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to keep up with school work if doing both

  4. "Master"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Master Student in Hamilton, ON

    I have been working at McMaster University full-time

    Pros

    Professional work environment, nice and highly educated staff

    Cons

    nothing so far, just lucky to have the job

  5. "Good place to learn"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Fellowship in Hamilton, ON

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

    Pros

    It is a good place to learn

    Cons

    The salary is not good, especially because we work really hard there.

  6. "McMaster Work Opportunities for Students"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant 

    I worked at McMaster University full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities for professional and personal growth provided to employees. Look for it and you will find it: workshops, volunteering, webinars, courses, etc.

    Cons

    Temporary full-time contract and non-unionized.

  7. "5"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McMaster University part-time

    Pros

    great university to work as a professor

    Cons

    The job was temporary for me

  8. "McMaster university graduate student"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Hamilton, ON

    I have been working at McMaster University full-time

    Pros

    Excellent experience and decent salary for research

    Cons

    Busy days can be very long hours

  9. "A fun place to learn and grow!"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant in Hamilton, ON

    I have been working at McMaster University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun team and environment to learn and grow. A good place to do mistakes which give you a great experience.

    Cons

    No clear structure as most of the grad studies. Mainly depends on self-discipline and self-commitment which is challenging. Lack of some resources. Low pay.

  10. "Good Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate and Research Assistant in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McMaster University full-time

    Pros

    Seems to be commited to diversity, engages with union regularly, aims at diversifying its staff

    Cons

    Burocratic model puts too much focus on administrative roles over academic roles

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