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Updated June 25, 2017
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  • Sometimes boring because of the small city (in 6 reviews)

  • There are no cons go work for them (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful University, but working in the Accounting department was very negative and a miserable experience"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Accountant in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits and salary were great - lots of paid days off and great insurance. All staff can use the University gym for free.

    Cons

    The negative atmosphere in the Accounting Department was like nothing I had ever seen. It was mostly due to our immediate supervisor, but I think the job satisfaction and treatment of employees was poor in general.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should be more involved in monitoring their supervisors to ensure they are treating the employees properly. Also if certain things are promised or stated in the interview to entice someone to accept a position, they need to ensure that those things are actually being carried out.


  2. "Great place, amazing community and spirit."

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

    Pros

    Incredible experience here! Lot's of great opportunities and a very fun location. Students are very friendly!

    Cons

    Only thing I can say here is that the weather is biting in the winter! But that obviously has nothing to do with the work itself! Just a funny little con.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing I can think of here!

  3. "Worst place I have ever worked at"

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

    I worked at Queen's University full-time

    Pros

    some benefits if you can tolerate the politics and unfair treatment

    Cons

    This school is not for people with ambition, who strive for excellence and demand fair treatment. Ignorance, incompetence, politics, injustice prevail in this environment, unfortunately. My worst experience so far.


  4. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great experience as a graduate teaching assistant.

    Cons

    I can't think of a con, but if I must, would have liked to have more opportunity to teach

    Advice to Management

    None!


  5. "Graduate student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Dedicated scientists, attentive supervisors, strong team environment with many opportunities for collaboration. Good facilities, tight knit community, supportive place to learn

    Cons

    Kingston is a small town without all the core facilities you might have in a larger city like Toronto or Montreal. Also comps are a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of departmental structuring while I was there, try to speed that up in the future and ensure communication throughout with affected parties.


  6. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Queen's University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellence in education, great opportunity for development, multicultural environment.

    Cons

    Too expensive, not offering too many opportunities for working after degree completion, very academic-oriented and poor connection to private sector.

    Advice to Management

    They should leave a bit of the bureaucracy behind, specially at the head of the Departments.


  7. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant

    Pros

    Nice people; Less pressure; Great place to work

    Cons

    Low pay though; Not quick attractive for the location (Kingston)

  8. "Great environment and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Manager in Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Information Technology Manager in Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Queen's University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, super co-workers, interesting projects, stimulating environment, excellent vacation & benefits.

    Cons

    Average salary. Too much bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Make compensation more dynamic and related to performance.


  9. "Program Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Queen's University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Queen's offers a lot of perks such as Thrive, a series of wellness events annually on campus, $5 lunches on Fridays and a great series of workshops and certificate courses through HR.

    Cons

    There is a huge silo effect throughout the university. Many departments have their own procedures and protocols and often they don't communicate with each other. There are also some departments that make it difficult to use campus resources if you don't have a connection.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication across the university's departments. I think there is some effort from several departments however others are reluctant to join in.


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Queen's University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Queen's facilitated a great working environment among many smart and driven colleagues. As a research assistant, hours were very adaptable and flexible. Doing research also opened many opportunities in industry and academia.

    Cons

    Working as a research assistant sometimes was a unstructured environment which can be a con for some people. Pay wasn't great but was fair.


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