Dalhousie University
3.8 of 5 33 reviews
www.dal.ca Halifax, Canada 500 to 999 Employees

Dalhousie University Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2014
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    Good experience to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood work environment and get awesome real time work experience.

    Consit is not available during the semester

    Advice to Senior Managementno advice

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    best place to work in the world

    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
    Halifax, NS (Canada)

    Prospeople are welcoming and cheerful. very positive environment..

    Conslesser pay than other cities like Toronto and Vancouver

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep it up! HAPPY

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great

    Student (Current Employee)
    Halifax, NS (Canada)

    Prosgood great awesome fun yes

    Consnot bad at all really good

    Advice to Senior Managementmake things cheaper

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very Positive. Supportive.

    Administrative Secretary (Current Employee)
    Halifax, NS (Canada)

    ProsDalhousie is very good at supporting continuing education for its employees.

    ConsSome of the managers are not as compassionate as others. We only get paid one per month.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly and helpful staff. Good work-life balance.

    ConsResolving administrative problems takes a lot of time, as in any large institution.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok Placeā€¦ parking is terrible during school year for people that commute into work! Parking pass also VERY expensive

    Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Halifax, NS (Canada)

    ProsFlexibility with work hours
    Good feedback from supervisors
    Co workers are great and helpful - learn a lot from them

    ConsLots of evenings and weekends on top of 9-5
    Many priorities, especially with respect to additional contract work, with little direction
    No benefits for contract workers?
    Could have more training

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time training

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A well respected institution.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits and a fair compensation for region. A very well respected institution across the country. A significant organization within the local community.

    ConsThe large size and structure makes change difficult to implement, however change is possible with patience and dedication. Decentralized structure generates a number of operational silos across the institution.

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    Typical University Working Environment

    Lab Technician (Current Employee)
    Halifax, NS (Canada)

    ProsA major perk of working in an academic research lab at Dalhousie is that the work is flexible. Don't have to punch clock.

    ConsLow pay, demanding hours when doing experiments, little management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Teaching Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPeople in Dalhousie University are great!

    Consmarking students assignments is boring!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Complete disorganization

    Curriculum Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Halifax, NS (Canada)

    ProsSense of common struggle with fellow employees....?

    ConsConstantly changing software systems, policies and procedures some of which were overhauled for the sake of manager-turnover (appearance of making changes) not because they made operational sense. University tended to hire externally for senior positions even though well-qualified staff already existed within the ranks. This lead to dissatisfaction and issues with morale. Internal strife and politics in terms of clinicians having to be appreciated for their clinical schedules lead to teaching schedules being a non-priotrity at best, a burden at worst.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter discussion with long-time staff regarding sensible changes to procedure for future growth and sustainability.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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