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McGill University Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
186 Reviews
3.9
186 Reviews
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McGill University Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you're looking for great work-life balance, this is the place for you (in 6 reviews)

  • very well paid, nice working environment and flexible time management (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, generally disorganized with respect to assignment of TAs and contracts/grading, etc (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    EX student and part time student employee,, years back

    Former Employee - Invigilator
    Former Employee - Invigilator

    I worked at McGill University

    Pros

    Good way for a student to make some extra money and meet other people not in their field of study... Allows you to get to know your University better...friendly work environment...

    Cons

    Might be more difficult around mid terms and finals...have to manage your time well.

  2.  

    Typical higher education bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGill University full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, great work environment (at least in my department). Structured hours. Plenty of work to keep you busy. Earned greater responsibilities as I worked even at the entry level.

    Cons

    Salary is a bit low but typical of a higher education employer. Lots of day-to-day bureaucracy which is standard but no one's favorite. The fact that I had a great working environment and enjoyed my co-workers may not be true for all departments (I've heard a mix of experiences from people in other departments). Did not like upper management (University President etc.) while I was there but a supportive supervisor/department head made up for that.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Interview

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGill University

    Pros

    Very nice to the students and pleasant to work for.

    Cons

    Some times you have to work during exams.

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  5.  

    Satisfied

    Former Employee - Faculty Lecturer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Faculty Lecturer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at McGill University as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent IT department, services and support for staff and lecturers.

    Cons

    Too much politics. Full of political games.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    McGill Course Packs Editor

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    Current Employee - Course Packs Editor in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Course Packs Editor in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at McGill University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Complete training provided. Minimum computer skills at photoshop, microsoft word, excel required. Conducive work environment. A very good transition job

    Cons

    No chance for promotions. One dimensional job and can be mostly used as a part time job whilst studying at the university and work is comprehensive and straight forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great university

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at McGill University

    Pros

    There are a lot of research and teaching opportunities for graduate students at least for the medical science programs. As well as many recognized researchers.

    Cons

    Compensation for PhDs slightly higher than for masters students and does not go up with experience. Might have to devote extra time for emails of students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not teach more than 8-10 hours as you will not be able to focus on your own personal graduate work and might slow down your thesis objectives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGill University

    Pros

    Good employee advantages and benefits

    Cons

    Contract-based, short term employment, not much perspectives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Graduate research

    Current Employee - Graduate Student
    Current Employee - Graduate Student

    I have been working at McGill University

    Pros

    Good quality of research, latest technology at your disposal

    Cons

    salary is a bit low

  10.  

    Research Institution

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGill University

    Pros

    Great environment for research with leading scholars

    Cons

    Suffering from budgetary restraints from provincial government

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Graduate international students need better funding

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Okay, but not great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGill University

    Pros

    It seems good on CV.

    Cons

    They do not offer a good salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the salary

    No opinion of CEO

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