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"Working at McGill"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
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No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

great to work with great profs who want to make

Cons

administrative work (payroll and etc) sometimes slow but not overwhelming

Other Employee Reviews for McGill University

  1. "Very good university"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Montreal (Spain)
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Montreal (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very strong professors, lots of oportunities to learn
    - Professional and collaborative environment
    - Mix of cultures: students come from all over the world
    - Mont-Royal is close so you can escape to a green paradise any time you are sick of your PhD

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy is not super efficient


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Research, Great Location, Bad Bureaucracy, More Hostility than Collegiality"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Lecturer/Ph D Student in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Lecturer/Ph D Student in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McGill University as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    McGill is a hub of interesting activity and strong research. There are pockets of collegiality. Before the economic downtown it had an abundance of resources and opportunities for students.

    Cons

    One of the worst bureaucracies I have ever dealt with. Poor admin-staff relations and poor admin-student relations. We have lived through several brutal strikes. Right now we are in the process of a reorg and downsizing (hiring 1 new staff person for every 2 that retire/leave). We are severely cash strapped.

    Advice to Management

    I don't understand why so few people are aware of correct institutional procedures/processes and willing to help solve issues when problems arise. Do you change processes/procedures so frequently they cannot keep up? Do you treat staff so bad they take it out on students? I think you could save resources by reducing error and improving efficiency, but your current approach (of dramatically slashing staff) is increasing fear and hostility and will probably backfire. I can't wait to jump ship.

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