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McGill University Reviews

Updated May 23, 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)

  • Highly bureaucratic, lot of red tape (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Great work culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Approves of CEO

    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


  3. "research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McGill University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    academic field, full of research sources

    Cons

    low salary, have to think about your project all the time, not have much personal life


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  5. "student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  6. "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.


  7. "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


  8. "Nice place to work"

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

    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.


  9. "Full-Time Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    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. "Low Morale"

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

    Pros

    Vibrant city, great reputation amongst universities

    Cons

    Very low morale amongst grad students

    Advice to Management

    Work on student experience


  11. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Best suited to those for whom work life balance is important

    Cons

    Bad experience if not in the right department


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