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Great employer -- working for them is really helping me to envision my future career goals

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Research Associate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
Current Employee - Research Associate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great academic environment A lot of projects in which to be involved Travel opportunities, generous funding for conferences, etc.

Cons

None, really -- downside to working in Quebec is that income taxes are substantial. Not sufficient for a one-income family. This is NOT the employer's fault, though.

Advice to Management

Nothing in particular

Other Employee Reviews for McGill University

  1. Great experience!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McGill University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment and very good resources (libraries, online services, career and health services). There are many interesting and knowledgeable people who are generally pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    There is some buerocracy and usually work that requires administration takes a long time. Some buildings are on hills so you have to walk uphill every day. In some buildings there is not much choice of food for lunch.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Administrative Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Administrative Coordinator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Administrative Coordinator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McGill University as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only pro to working at McGill is the title of McGill, but the dissatisfaction from students and employees is no worth it in the end.

    Cons

    McGill has become too large and as a result too many groups are doing the same job and makes it very confusing to get things done. An example, IT, each faculty and department has their own IT and then the university as a whole does as well. Poor structural management. Many of the employees have been around for a long time and have not updated their skills since beginning at McGill and have no interest in expanding or changing. Not only a problem for staff but students as well.

    Advice to Management

    Hire fresh young blood to revitalize an ancient institution.


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