Queen's University
3.9 of 5 64 reviews
www.queensu.ca Kingston, Canada 5000+ Employees

Queen's University Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.9 64 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Queen's University Chancellor David A. Dodge

David A. Dodge

(12 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "They provide easy commuting, nice environment and good work-life balance"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Nice working environment, nice people around"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Small city, very few opportunities"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Not so much funding for research facility"
    in 4 reviews
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High quality research with knowledgeable and bright individuals

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Kingston, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Queen's University full-time for more than 3 years

ProsProfessors are knowledgeable, bright, helpful, and supportive.
Working in a lab with several grad students and other academics creates the perfect environment for interesting discussions about ideas, projects, and life in general.
Highly qualified network of researchers available to provide help in multiple matters.
Queen's offers multiple opportunities for engaging in healthy and socially active lifestyles.
Queen's name on a CV seems to be well appreciated.

ConsCompetition for positions at Queen's is very tough.
High quality comes with the cost of a high work load.
Queen's throws multiple demonstrations and open houses to attract new students and attract donations over the year. Taking part of so many events can become very time consuming and routine.

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great university

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Queen's University

Prosexcellent education and working surroundings

Consjust enjoy the life in Kingston

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Great place

Student Supervisor (Current Employee)
Kingston, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Queen's University part-time for more than a year

ProsFriendly people, great culture, supportive staff

ConsNot a lot of room for promotion

Advice to Senior Managementn/a

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

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Engaging and exciting career path

Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Kingston, ON (Canada)

I worked at Queen's University as an intern for more than a year

ProsResearch intensive, great work culture

ConsProjects can be frustrating at times.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Residence Life- Department- A really awesome environment to work

Residence Don (Current Employee)
Kingston, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Queen's University as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsResidence Life at Queen's is such an awesome place to work. Everyone is very supportive and it is a great opportunity for students to be involved within the Queen's community. Some of the pros are:
-Good training
-Great people
-Awesome benefits
-Flexibility
-Rewarding

Cons-On-call (when that phone rings at 3 am in the morning)
-Have to stay till the end of the semester

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Researcher

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Queen's University

ProsYou can find some very knowledgeable professors, best in their field, in the department of Computing/ Computer Engineering. Graduate students have an amazing support system from the School of Graduate studies and the SGPS. Valuable, full-day workshops from MITACS are provided free-of cost to full-time students. Deans and Associate Deans are awesome!

ConsNot all departments/professors are great. You have to be with the best ones to have the best graduate studies experience. Check with previous students of Profs before deciding on supervisor.

Advice to Senior ManagementTuition fees are very high and having MEng students pay fees to maintain their enrolment during summer term, when there are no courses offered is not a great idea.
Otherwise, everyone in the School of Graduate Studies is totally awesome and very understanding and supportive of students.

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Easy chill environment

IT Technician (Former Employee)
Kingston, ON (Canada)

I worked at Queen's University for more than a year

ProsFriendly people, easy going, low stress

Consif u want a challenging career dont bother working here

Advice to Senior ManagementNone that is necessary

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

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Was much better before Unions moved in and disrupted everything.

PhD Candidate (Current Employee)
Kingston, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Queen's University full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFlexible fair work environment. Great facilities and funding for travel.

ConsUnions are encroaching on TAships and now the are trying to take over RAships destroying the work environment and leaching money from our pockets.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good experience

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Kingston, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Queen's University as a contractor

Pros-Good pay
-Chill people
-Flexible hours
-good work life balance
-kingston is beautiful in the summertime, not so much in winter
-overall good quality of life

Cons-academia not what i originally wanted to do
-weather was awful
-limited parking
-glass ceilings

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

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OK institution

Statistical Analyst (Former Employee)
Kingston, ON (Canada)

I worked at Queen's University full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNice and safe place, kind people, peaceful envionment

Constoo long to any large city

Advice to Senior Managementincrease salary

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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