Custodian (Current Employee), Where ever they need me on campus – February 9, 2014
Pros: meet interesting people
Cons: the work is always the same
-It's busy and dirty -Time management -Sometimes they don't understand what goes in to get a job done -Some like to work and some don't -Knowing it's going to look the same as you walked in "Tomorrow" -Knowing at least some of the students appreciate the work we do
Control Room Operator (Former Employee), Halifax, NS – August 20, 2013
Pros: job security and overall workplace attitudes.
Cons: rotational shift work (nights and weekends), vacation allotment, so-so pay scale.
12 hour rotational shifts (days, nights and weekends). Rounds of plant every 2 hours, customer service needs (heat and HVAC), water treatment testing/operations and starting up plant in blackout/emergency periods. Management was confident in our abilities and did not micro-manage every single thing and let us 'take care of business'. Management as also – more... pro-active in training and keeping plant up-to-date. – less
Research Technician/Assistant (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – August 1, 2013
At this position, for the first time working in the research laboratory, I had to deal with Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission inspection, which was completed successfully with me being a holder of the permit to work with radioactive isotopes .
Undergraduate Research Associate (Former Employee), Halifax, NS – July 7, 2013
The work environment here is very relaxed. Work hard, but if you're efficient, you don't have to work all day. I felt I could have a perfect work/life balance while being here. An excellent institution.
Native Post -Secondary Education Counsellor (Former Employee), Halifax, Nova Scotia – April 24, 2013
Pros: great location
Cons: not many summer students came to the counselling unit.
I really enjoyed working with the students at Dal.. My co-workers were very friendly and helpful. The hardest part of the job was the personal counseling, some of it hit home for me. The most enjoyable part of the job was coordinating various events for the students.
Electrical Apprentice (Former Employee), Halifax, NS – April 3, 2013
Cons: no apprentiship program in place
Overall I loved working there, only problem was that Im a 2nd year electrical apprentice so they only hire apprentices on term basis. Other than no job security for an apprentice the people are great to work with and its just a great environment to work at. I worked in the projects department which i found fun and always different. I love knowing where – more... Im going everyday but not what exactly it was Id be doing that day. – less
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Halifax, NS – March 1, 2013
Pros: good environment, friendly co-workers
Cons: be careful when offered this position as you might have to compromise your ip rights
I started to work while still a grad student. I work on my own research. It is a very relaxing place to work. I have flexible hours. Weekly meeting with my professor is the only thing that is a bit stressful.
gained knowledge and became productive as engineer
Research Graduate (Former Employee), Halifax, NS – January 24, 2013
My experience at the Dalhousie University allowed me to learn valuable process techniques and analysis, and the experience further solidified my interest in engineering. My work role at the University level allowed me to use my analytical skills to organize and assess that data for future research efforts.
Graduate Studies (Former Employee), Halifax, NS – May 8, 2012
Dalhousie is an excellent small to mid sized university with serious challenges facing it - it has many legacy professors and small departments that are abysmally run. Many management best-practices are ignored, and any plans to improve operations at the university are quickly lost to political infighting. Despite these challenges, a great deal of excellent – more... research emerges from the university, one must just take *great* care in the selection of a supervising professor or department. – less