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UQAM Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  1. "Your mileage may vary"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UQAM as a contractor

    Pros

    Depending on your supervisor, there might be a lot of flexibility in terms of scheduling

    Cons

    Dealing with UQAM's bureaucracy can be a pain


  2. "lab technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Lab Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Lab Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UQAM as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Workload, time off, Overtime, all equipment
    all chemicals

    Cons

    not enough time off
    not enough expertise
    repetitious

    Advice to Management

    not applicable


  3. "Auxiliaire de recherche"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Research Associate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Research Associate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at UQAM as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved working with great professors and other intelligents people.
    UQAM is very well situated.

    Cons

    There is no stability. You never know if that's your last contract.... There is no funding for anything.... UQAM's insurance is a joke!

    Advice to Management

    Please try to distribute your funds fairly.... Otherwise, people will leave. Just like I did.


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  5. "Very fun"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Co-Op Student in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Intern - Co-Op Student in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UQAM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of new and interesting technologies, I had my own office and very flexible hours.

    Cons

    Petty drama. Lots of red tape.


  6. "Research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I work as a research assistant in UQAM university. The cost of tuition are not expensive.
    very cheap for canadian and around 12.000 year for international students

    Cons

    very bad reputation, lack of good courses


  7. "sinking ship?"

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    Current Employee - Canada - Quebec in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Canada - Quebec in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Job security (once you're a full professor); most people are easy going and nice; good location (In the center of Montreal); pay is ok

    Cons

    Very powerful unions that often go on strike. Doesn't attract the best students.


  8. "Postdoc at computer science"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - nice personnel
    - nice position (exactly in the city center)

    Cons

    - no enough motivation for work
    - lack of motivation and team work


  9. "Researcher"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UQAM as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great professors and colleagues to exchange with, and lots of room for research and innovation. A great university.

    Cons

    I can't think of any, apart from the strikes which happen quite often and can disturb access to some facilities.


  10. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Tech in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Tech in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    fast moving atmosphere with students

    Cons

    not that many cons i can think of

    Advice to Management

    -


  11. "Pains with their IT department."

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    Current Contractor - Webmaster in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Webmaster in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at UQAM as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of stability, good pay.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement, lots of bureaucracy.