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McGill University Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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  • Low salary, too focused on academia, lack of industry contacts (in 26 reviews)

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

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  1. "PhD Student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment, good brand, good resources, several activities

    Cons

    Very demanding, low student benefits


  2. "McGill can be a good place to do a postdoc!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    You can learn tons of new things if you are pro-active
     Montreal in a nice city!

    Cons

    If you have an opportunity to do a postdoc in a good group in US, then forget about McGill. there is much more opportunity to grow in US. If not, McGill can be a good place.


  3. "Health sciences post doctoral researcher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    World class institution, worldwide recognition

    Cons

    Lack of cohesiveness, low provincial funding


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  5. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay per hour, Friendly atmosphere, Rewarding experience

    Cons

    Finding it difficult to fill this space


  6. "PhD Student - Normal Funding"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PhD Student and Research Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - PhD Student and Research Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low tax on students, some high-value internal rewards, lots of equipment if you have money for fees.

    Cons

    Student health plan does not satisfy government requirements to avoid taxation for health care, low opportunity for employment following graduation, career services are weak or unhelpful if you aren't looking for an internship.

    Advice to Management

    Get better job access for recently graduates, especially graduate students.


  7. "Student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Student in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible academic planning if you are in the Faculty of Arts. i.e. you can actually do an honour Finance without going into the Management school

    Cons

    Nothing much..Less fancy than universities in places like New York and London I guess

    Advice to Management

    Nothing much to say


  8. "Decent employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Access Services Advisor in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Access Services Advisor in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Educational Institution in Montreal - great reputation.
    Training for staff and development available.
    Sports facilities that staff can use.
    Amazing holidays.
    Daycare on campus if you can get your child in.

    Cons

    The amazing holidays come at a price - Summer Fridays off (not paid).
    Weird system of unionised and non-unionised C and M grades - difficult to navigate from the outside.


  9. "Postdoc at McGill University"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McGill University full-time

    Pros

    Very interesting job, great work/life balance

    Cons

    Salary not as high as in private sector.


  10. "great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Designer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Junior Designer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at McGill University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great place to work everyday

    Cons

    no cons to share here.


  11. "Phd student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    diversified, learned a lot, free,

    Cons

    salary is super low.



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