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McGill University Reviews in Montreal, QC

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
163 Reviews
3.8
163 Reviews
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McGill University Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum
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71 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • very well paid, nice working environment and flexible time management (in 9 reviews)

  • Great benefits, great environment (in 5 reviews)


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

  • Too much red-tape, and things are very slow to get done (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Working as an Invigilator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Invigilator  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Invigilator in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at McGill University as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Very realized atmosphere
    Work-life balance is strived for also

    Cons

    Basic Pay
    No advancement, place not guaranteed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Worked at the McGill Bookstore. Easiest job I have ever had.

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    I got paid. Not very much, but it helped. Training took about four minutes. The other students working there were chill. Would recommend keeping your phone on you - it can get a little boring.

    Cons

    I was a cashier. I sold books. I wasn't very good at counting (read: I was lazy), so I would usually just round up to the nearest dollar. Whatever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the hard work - you earned that high score in Bejeweled, fair and square.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Really great depending on what department you work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Peer Advisor  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Lead Peer Advisor in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at McGill University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I was given the opportunity to suggest new things and learn on the go.
    The job was part-time and I could do the hours whenever I had the time or when we would have an event to plan.

    Cons

    I wish there was even more to do in the office since it was great to interact with colleagues while I was there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help spread the great culture of the Desautels Career Services to the rest of McGill! There would be more happy employees for sure!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Environment

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    Current Employee - PDF  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - PDF in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Loved the people and work

    Cons

    Nothing to say regarding this

  6.  

    Bureaucracy infinite

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Make your own hours, expenditure on projects is not usually very limiting, most people are friendly.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy that just never ends. There are always forms to fill out, and this just impedes on your work, and increases the amount of time spent doing nothing. It is very frustrating and usually the topic of conversation with other employees. This is obvious a major problem that has yet to be solved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a closer relationship with your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent pay for the hours truly invested.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Easy hours and flexibility in choosing classes since there are multiple TAs.

    Cons

    Work is not evenly distributed throughout the semester.

  8.  

    Aweful

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    Current Employee - PhD Student  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    High ranking University and nice city without the winters

    Cons

    Profs aren't good and friendly. look at you like an enemy, do all they can to screw you over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more supportive to the students

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Part-time student employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Staff  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Student Staff in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The flexible work hours, for some as a student working on campus.Especially if you're enrolled in work study. This is a great option for student looking for a part-time job while studying full-time at school.

    Cons

    McGill has had its ups and downs within the past few years, students strikes, cuts to government expenditures. As a results pay is a non-living wage for students and jobs are scarce and competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs for government funding.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A safe job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Academic Planner  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Academic Planner in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    McGill is a serious work-place where you have plenty of upward mobility and lifetime employment security. There are plenty of places to move around to if you don't really like your department and the environment is pretty collegial.

    Cons

    It's a trap for anglos in Montreal. If you are a unilingual anglo and you work here, you will be unemployable anywhere else due to the fact that you will never practice your French enough to work in a French environment. If you ever become bored with your job, you'll be stuck, which will eventually breed resentment and force you to consider either sucking it up or leaving the province.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They know what they're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    So much potential... but not there yet.

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    Current Employee - Manager (Various)  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager (Various) in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Opportunities for professional development through various HR/OD initiatives.

    Cons

    It's a research-focused university that is not nearly as student-focused as it should be. A lot of people work at McGill because they can/because they have been for years and they have job security... not because they believe in what they are doing or because they enjoy working with students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who enjoy working with students... people who are focused on improving the student experience. If you hire those types of people, all aspects of university life will be improved because everyone will have a common goal/focus.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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