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McGill University Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  • Low salary, it is all that I can see, every thing else makes it a great environment for any level of management (in 24 reviews)

  • Low pay, continuous budget cuts (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McGill University full-time

    Pros

    Excellent job environment, high quality research, advanced research support facilities, good benefits package and time off

    Cons

    Lack of job security for many jobs


  2. "Part-Time Worker as Gatekeeper"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McGill University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours (to a limit), Good pay

    Cons

    Communicating more effectively over scheduling.

    Advice to Management

    More effective communication

  3. "Ph.D. candidate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Nice campus, friendly environment, good Profs and equipped labs

    Cons

    Ph.D. salary is low and scholarships are highly competitive


  4. "student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGill University full-time

    Pros

    competition, atmosphere, some good professors, opportunities

    Cons

    too much work for engineering


  5. "Geographic Information Center"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McGill University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, long lunches, interesting research work.

    Cons

    Slow pace of work sometimes, a common symptom of academia.


  6. "resident"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McGill University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good city to live in

    Cons

    crappy or time to operate

    Advice to Management

    go eat yourself


  7. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Pros

    Right in the middle of Montreal, such a vibrant city. Great people.

    Cons

    Can't really think of anything bad to say about the place. It is really fantastic.

  8. "Graduate Student"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at McGill University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent University with a diversity of research programs and specializations.

    Cons

    Typical red tape of any university and poor work life balance of a graduate student.


  9. "Full-Time Student"

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

    I have been working at McGill University full-time

    Pros

    the downtown location in the city of Montreal, the highly connected global network, the diverse student body, the distinct culture of Montreal itself

    Cons

    the size of the university is overwhelming at times, inability to speak French is sometimes limiting, the winters can be brutal

    Advice to Management

    if you speak French, Montreal can be a great place for you to work and live because it has a lot of opportunity


  10. "Great work culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
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    I worked at McGill University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great people to work with, beautiful campus at the heart of Montreal, if you're a full time employee you get alternate Fridays off in the summer.

    Cons

    A lot of the positions require French


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