Dalhousie University

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Dalhousie University Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
36 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent work environment.

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Halifax, NS (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Working on campus helps build a good social network. You can work more than 20 hours.

    Cons

    Class schedule clashing with work schedule.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Lack of definitive leadership anywhere

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    Current Employee - Technologist  in  Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technologist in Halifax, NS (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Very friendly coworkers, casual work environment, two credits free per semester (if you could get your manager to approve)

    Cons

    Management considers themselves above the union staff, little regard for calling union staff professionals and treating them as such, people promoted way beyond their capability to lead, Human Resources only out to protect the brand name - not necessarily the staff within. I have witnessed and experience first hand harassment by incompetent management. There is little promotability from within. I have dealt with management who informed me they only hire outside because they want a perfect fit for the hard skill set, instead of taking a tried and true internal candidate and training them for the job. The union requirement to interview union staff first is a joke. That being said, because staff fall under the union environment, there is a lot of feeling of entitlement by union staff that they are in their positions for life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new president has done very little to lead the management and staff. Am thinking he is a figurehead for the Board. Highly disappointing place to work, both due to management and the union culture. Will not look for a union job for the next one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Fantastic employer - just like working for the government.

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. No one is out to get you. Everyone treats it as a job - thats it, go home at 5.

    Cons

    Cap on salary - you won't make a million working at a University. Some times aren't enough incentives to work harder.

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  5.  

    Good experience to work with

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dalhousie University

    Pros

    good work environment and get awesome real time work experience.

    Cons

    it is not available during the semester

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

  6.  

    best place to work in the world

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

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

    Pros

    people are welcoming and cheerful. very positive environment..

    Cons

    lesser pay than other cities like Toronto and Vancouver

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up! HAPPY

    Recommends
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  7.  

    great

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    Current Employee - Student  in  Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Student in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I have been working at Dalhousie University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good great awesome fun yes

    Cons

    not bad at all really good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make things cheaper

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Very Positive. Supportive.

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

    I have been working at Dalhousie University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Positive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dalhousie University as a contractor

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful staff. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    A well respected institution.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dalhousie University

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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.

  11.  

    Ok Place… parking is terrible during school year for people that commute into work! Parking pass also VERY expensive

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

    I have been working at Dalhousie University as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lots 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 ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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