McGill University

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Top Tier University
HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER (Former Employee), Montréal, QCAugust 20, 2015
Talented and highly knowledgeable professors and staff leads to great academic standing. Students leave with a sense of purpose and accomplishment. Wonderful school environment and like-minded student body in regards to achieving the highest standards in academia.
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Supportive research environment
Research Chemist (Former Employee), Montréal, QCAugust 20, 2015
This academic institution in the heart of downtown Montreal is a good place to do state-of-the-art research. The faculty is very open-minded and extremely friendly.
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McGill University is Great.
Research Assistant (Current Employee), Montreal, QCAugust 3, 2015
McGill University is a diverse and very reach community in the heart of one the most vibrant cities in North America.

Studying at McGill gave me the opportunity of expanding my experiences, getting to know many professionals in my field and learning a lot by contacting so many talented individuals.
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Good place to work
Graduate Research Fellow (Former Employee), Montreal, QuebecJuly 25, 2015
Pros: Montreal
Cons: No permanent jobs
I found my time at McGill University to be some of the most fruitful years of my career in terms of the culture but also what I learned to prepare myself for the future.
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A student researcher
Research Assistant (Current Employee), Montréal, QCJuly 7, 2015
The research environment is quite open and tech centered. The mechanical department is elite and well managed. The researches are state of art.
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Good way to get paid fast, but very tiresome and lots of work!
INVIGILATOR (Current Employee), Montréal, QCJuly 3, 2015
The supervisors are very friendly. Unfortunately, the job is not publicized well, so fewer people than needed work, so most of the time everyone receives overtime. It's a benefit, but highly stressful as invigilations start at 7:00am and can end after 6:00pm. As a graduate student, working a full day while completing course requirements or teaching can be challenging and tiresome.
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The work environment in broadband communications group here in the department of ECE in McGill University is awesome.
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee), Montréal, QCMay 29, 2015
I work as a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Prof. Tho Le-Ngoc. At present, I am working on device-to-device communications, where the devices are capable of harvesting renewable energies from the environment. I develop algorithms to optimize the system resources with the help of optimization and machine learning tools. I enjoy working with our professor as well as with fellow colleagues.
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Fun work environment
Member of the Concrete Canoe (Current Employee), Montréal, QCMay 9, 2015
We works as a team to build a canoe out of concrete. I've learned how to use different materials to mix concrete. The most enjoyable part of the job is learning the different ratios in order to make sure the canoe is strong enough but at the same time, it can float.
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Ensure exam processes and procedures are adhered to
Exam Invigilator (Current Employee), Montréal, QCMay 5, 2015
Pros: I can study during exams
Cons: It isnt as frequent as i would like it to be
The job is not frequent as I am only required when students are writing exams. I set up examinations hall after receiving the exams. I register all students, ensure they are settled in and attend to any questions or issues. We are normally paired to ensure that the hall never left unattended to.
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Good work environment
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Montréal, QCApril 15, 2015
Helpful colleagues and supervisor
Gained experience using different laboratory instruments. Co-workers were amazing and friendly. Relaxed place to work where you are exposed to different challenges and learn from them
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Research assistant
Research Assistant (Former Employee), MontrealFebruary 12, 2015
Good place to work.
Administration complicated
To long to get first paycheck, waited 2 months and a half due to problems with paper work
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Great university with lots going on.
Postdoctoral Fellow (Former Employee), Montréal, QCJanuary 9, 2015
Enjoyed my postdoctoral research working for in a dynamic research facility. Good staff and coworkers with new equipments and infrastructure to support innovative research.
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Great place for grad school
Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee), Montreal, QuebecNovember 20, 2014
I learned a great deal about research. My communication skills increased greatly through oral presentations and written work (e.g., publications). I learned a great deal due to close ties with industry partners. This resulted in my obtaining very practical experience along side my degree.
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Good Money
Referee (Current Employee), Montreal, QuebecNovember 18, 2014
Referee intramural hockey. In charge of player safety and ensuring that the game runs smoothly. Good money and good league.
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Good work place
Systems Administrator (Current Employee), Montreal, QcNovember 7, 2014
Good work place and colleagues.

Good work place and colleagues.

Good work place and colleagues.
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you do this because you like it
Research and Teaching Assistant (Former Employee), MontrealOctober 30, 2014
it's fun to teach young kids about science and I enjoy it, not because of its pay.
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Great environment to broaden your skills
GIS Analyst-Programmer | Research assistant (Former Employee), Montreal CanadaOctober 21, 2014
Great environment to broaden your skills and work amongst eminent researchers.
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Health care assistant for human or animal
Animal Care Worker (Former Employee), Montréal, QCOctober 8, 2014
Pros: rather not to work in a group
Cons: i can learn fast and willing to take over or help other to accomplish the task
I have a tendency to work for people who are not able to do daily tasks as well as animals. My goal is to make it easier for them to do tasks and make some small changes in their life. That will be my dream job as a person to give attention love and care for those needed.
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Great
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee), Montréal, QCSeptember 29, 2014
Great. love working there. Love working for McGill University Faculty of Science
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Flexible hours, constructive and supportive environment
Intramural soccer coordinator and head referee (Former Employee), Montréal, QCSeptember 22, 2014
Pros: good pay, flexible hours
Part time work included hours that fit with school schedule, working mainly on weeknights and weekends. Duties included setting up matches and effectively managing the games while in progress. As a coordinator, my job included weekly consultation with the department head, as well as frequent communication with co-workers with regards to schedule writing and game management. While coordination required almost constant connection to the job, it also enhanced my time management and communication skills.