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McGill University Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.7 150 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

McGill University Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum

Heather Munroe-Blum

(66 ratings)

78% 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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    I have been working at McGill University full-time.

    Systems Administrator (Current Employee)

    ProsInteresting people, a lot of vacation days, no overtime if not necessary, casual at work.

    ConsOne year contract with renewal for full-time (after budget cuts), healthcare benefit poor, doesn't pay enough, low funds.

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    Great learning environment

    Manager (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsGood work/life balance, excellent benefits, fantastic colleagues, excellent reputation

    ConsLow salary, few opportunities to advance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    research assistant

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

    Prosvery nicely treated and given more responsibility as progressed

    Consthey pay students nearly minimum wage

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    Decent for a student job

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsFlexible hours, positive work environment, bilingual support

    ConsNo opportunity to enter union

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    Good, but not a lot of upward mobility

    Communications Administrator (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsGreat benefits, great environment. This university has thrived and achieved great things in spite of the unfavourable treatments it receives from the Quebec government. The culture is to do more with less.

    ConsNot a lot of upward mobility, unstable financial structure. Growth seems to have plateaued, and a lot of people are leaving because of that.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Overall, a good research institute

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBest working environment, able to work with exceptionally academic individuals

    ConsLack of fund (equipments, salary, office, etc)

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    Fair company with lots of benefits, culture is pegged to unit or faculty you work in

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, and interesting people

    ConsToo much red-tape, and things are very slow to get done

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive your top employees more opportunities to grow and benchmark salaries

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    ProsTotal hours of work does not add up to a big number.

    ConsYou will be underpaid relative to the amount of actual work you do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTAs work more than 180 hours per term and the contracts should be adjusted accordingly.

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    Work alongside high performance and motivated researchers

    Researcher (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Pros- Great reputation when networking
    - Many connections to other researchers in different universities

    Cons- Doesn't pay enough
    - Very high expectations in number of academic papers
    - Could use more collaboration across departments

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very gratifying experience

    General Manager (Former Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsUnique experience operating a Hospitality center within a University

    ConsVery difficult operating with a complicated Union Agreement

    Advice to Senior ManagementNegotiate with Union while keeping in mind the needs of the Departments involved

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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