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Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal Reviews

Updated October 26, 2017
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Pros
  • plenty of engineering facilities, labs, software, books, (in 2 reviews)

  • Offers probably one of the best scolarship and experience in the industry for a PhD student (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Took a lot of time before the money starts being sent to my bank account (in 2 reviews)

  • Even administration staff (department secretary etc (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Qualified University"

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Canada, KY
    Former Employee - Researcher in Canada, KY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Commitment to the students, different technical departments

    Cons

    French University, cold in winter


  2. "Post doctoral researcher"

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

    I worked at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Immediate coworkers were nice and generaly upbeat

    Cons

    Strongly francophone environment with lots of bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Make administrative processed faster and more transparent

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, environment is really good

    Cons

    Salary is low compare to companies


  4. "Graduate research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal full-time

    Pros

    great reputation in Quebec/Canada. Large amount of research opportunities for students

    Cons

    very little international reputation. Building difficulty accessible


  5. "postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good funding
    flexible hours
    good equipment

    Cons

    pure french and administration staff cannot speak or understand English easily
    too much paper works on simple tasks


  6. "Phd"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Professors that are highly regarded in academia. State-of-the art equipment. Freedom in your research compared to European Ph.d. programs. Multi-cultural environment. Proximity to Europe and North America

    Cons

    Lot of work is required. French is not mandatory especially at the research level, but beneficial to be known


  7. "Nice school"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very relax environment, can work with intelligent researchers

    Cons

    Located in the middle of the mountain

    Advice to Management

    No specific advice to the management

  8. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to work and learn. Flexible working hours. Everybody is helpful. Very talented students and professors. Great and challenging projects.

    Cons

    Some people are just waiting their retirement. everybody, such as students, colleagues and management team, is aware of these people, however they do nothing.


  9. "As an international student"

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    Former Employee - International Student
    Former Employee - International Student

    I worked at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, nice colleagues, nice environment, nice professors. Love'em!

    Cons

    Too good that there is no cons at all!

    Advice to Management

    As it is very good now, still hope there could be more training on academic life/research.


  10. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lot of funds
    good working environment

    Cons

    you should be good at french


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