McMaster University Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. Great atmosphere but administration can improve.

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at McMaster University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great work environment, especially in hospitality service. Working around students is great because they are usually much friendlier than the general public.

    Cons

    The administration in terms of scheduling shifts can be quite horrible. Management cares more about cutting costs than a providing a quality work environment for the workers.

    Advice to Management

    Take employee concerns into consideration. Employees are more aware with customer complaints and the daily routines instead of management who deals with many office duty work.

  2. great to work. friendly people especially the professors

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Researcher in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at McMaster University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    everyone is nice. professors are very helpful. you will learn a lot working with them.

    Cons

    long working hours. gets very hectic cometimes

  3. Director

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at McMaster University (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free Tuition, Smart People, Challenging Work

    Cons

    Physical work environment not so hot

    Advice to Management

    Better pay for performance plans needed.

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  5. I performed my PhD studies in Physics at McMaster and was very happy with my experience.

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at McMaster University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great grad student environment, I had a phenomenal supervisor and got to perform interesting research and travel to a lot of conferences

    Cons

    Work life balance as a PhD student can be tricky to find, long hours in the lab and a lousy pay (especially as an international grad student), lots of TA:ing

  6. Fast paced environment

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at McMaster University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and clean work environment

    Cons

    Minimal pay and management could be better

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to help the crew out once in a while

  7. Good engineering institution

    Current Employee - PhD Student in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    It's a good choice to study engineering in MAC. The faculty members are awesome and smart and can give you help in the filed of researching. You can learn a lot here.

    Cons

    The pay as a TA/RA is not as high as expected.

    Advice to Management

    In fact, the most of the institution including UofT, MAC and UWaterloo do not give high pay. Maybe this is the issue that the Government should concern.

  8. PhD research

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    Current Employee - PhD Research Assistant in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - PhD Research Assistant in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    friendly university, peaceful city, economical place to live

    Cons

    takes 6 years here...thats too much time

    Advice to Management

    graduate on time. Get your students placed in some job

  9. Great pay for TA's

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at McMaster University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay and pretty accommodating to your schedule

    Cons

    Lack of organization from professor you're working for

    Advice to Management

    Better organization and communication needed

  10. Good pay and good for resume

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at McMaster University full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The pay is great,and the work schedule is very flexible and not too time consuming

    Cons

    Your experiennce may vary depending on the prof youre working for. Lets just say my prof was not the most organized person in the world and didnt respond to emails often so there were times I'd be in the tutorial and have no idea whats supposed to be happening

    Advice to Management

    Better organization would help

  11. Teacher Assistant of a Software Engineer III Course

    Former Employee - Teacher Assistance in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistance in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at McMaster University

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Work from home
    Great prof/supervisor

    Cons

    Dealing with students complaining about the marking

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