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McGill University Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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3.7 149 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

McGill University Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum

Heather Munroe-Blum

(66 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The working environment is quite relaxed and the people you are dealing with are mostly friendly(in 9 reviews)

  • McGill has a great location which makes it attractive for many people(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Low salary, few opportunities to advance(in 7 reviews)

  • very low pay compared to working off campus(in 6 reviews)

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    Graduate Research Assistant

    Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsFlexible working time, friendly working environment. Nice colleges.

    ConsNot always learn new stuff. Repeat the same work everyday.

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    great place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prossurrounded by a great group of intellectuals. flexible working hours. great location

    Conswork-life balance can be better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great time working as Undergraduate Researcher

    Summer Undergraduate Researcher (Former Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsLearned a lot from my supervisor, got to get great hands on experience while at the same time developing good team work skills and personal skills.

    ConsHad some long hours at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementWould have been better to have a bit more focus on my work towards the end.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Waste of time if you are not seeking a job in academia

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsLess amount of work compared to work in a company

    ConsLow income
    Less work experience when you enter industry
    More stressful compared to work in a company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Intellectually dominant, administratively incompetent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe scientific community is stellar, and very supportive of junior faculty.

    ConsThe administration is incompetent, with the exception of a very few individuals

     

    Very good opportunity to learn

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAmazing people around, technically satisfying, no issues with payments, overall a great learning experience even as a Teaching assistant and a research assistant.

    ConsI worked as a teaching assistant and a research assistant. The office staff is short in number and overloaded with work, so there are possible delays and even mix-ups in office paper work.

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    balanced environment

    PhD Candidate (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Prosrelatively not so competitive, more time for family,

    ConsPersonally I'd like a place more competitive

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe a requirement should be set for graduate, such as how many publications should be published during the period.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great City and University. Very Research Intensive

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Pros+ Lots of very intelligent people working in Academia
    + Great location in a very good city
    + Diversity of employees makes for a good multicultural experience

    Cons- Being in research, compensation is a little on the low side
    - Administrative matters tend to be confusing and take a long time to resolve

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    TEACHING ASSISTANT POSITION

    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Prosvery well paid, nice working environment and flexible time management

    Consshort-term employment, only works when you are a registered student

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

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat community, supportive environment and mentorship. Reasonable schedule and pay. Good place to develop interpersonal skills.

    ConsIt is hard to get promotion or long term employment unless there is vacancy.

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