Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant (Former Employee), Hamilton, ON – October 1, 2013
Pros: convenient hours, convenient location, great pay, stimulating work
Cons: a lot of work especially during exam time. it was hard to balance everyones expectations
Working as a Teaching Assistant was a part-time position where I led two tutorial groups of first year students twice a week each. The tutorials including helping students understand the material from lectures, supplementary readings, group work, marking presentations, tests and exams. I also held office hours where I provided students with feedback on their marks and rough drafts of papers. The professors I worked for were generally too busy with their own work to offer much over sight so the job was very independent. They usually answered any questions we had through E-mail and occasional meetings. The hardest part of the job was meeting expectations with little over sight. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting students to think outside the box and see things from new perspectives.
Volunteer Experiences (Former Employee), Hamilton, ON – May 18, 2015
Pros: Meet engineers
Cons: To much time on the computer
Three hours of volunteer. Learned how to solve problems on my own. Very good management. Very friendly co-workers. It is hard to be in front of the computer for three hours straight. Everyone is very friendly and fun to work with.
Productive and Challenging experience of scientific discovery
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee), Hamilton, ON – April 30, 2015
Pros: Flexible hours
Excellent place to work for someone with who loves challenges and innovation. I have learnt project management and leading a project with industrial partners. Management and co-workers are great. We share each other's expertise and we grow as a team. The hardest part comes when we face a burning challenge where no one to seek a help for- very common in a research environment. And the joy comes soon after when we manage to solve the problem and get the recognition.
Academic working environment, each professor offers a difference research environment.
Research Associate (Former Employee), Hamilton, ON – March 12, 2015
Academic working environment, each professor offers a difference research environment. Depending on professor level of funding, the work environment could be quite nice. Flexible working hours, low stress
Teacher (part-time) (Current Employee), Hamilton, ON – February 5, 2015
I am a part-time teacher at McMaster University. I spend only a few hours each day at the University. The staff, at any level, is very skilled and happy to help at any moment. The management and my colleagues are helpful and fun to work with. It is a really pleasure to work in this environment and to try to add my skills to form the future specialists.
Administrative work (Former Employee), Hamilton, ON – January 26, 2015
Pros: a lively environment
Cons: poor culture, poor management
The structure of the University means no departments communicate with each other. Often, people in different departments are doing the exact same projects, but not communicating with each other. Very inefficient! Just look at how outdated the webiste is...that will give you a good idea of how fractured this institution is.
Co- Principal investigator (Former Employee), Hamilton, ON – January 13, 2015
Pros: not applicable
Cons: not applicable
- patient interaction (History taking, Examination, Discussion with supervisor) - Formulating patient management plan - Interaction with team workers - Phone calls and discussion with the multidisciplinary teams
Research Assistant (Current Employee), Hamilton, ON – January 8, 2015
I learned how to work in a team environment and lead project based teams. Ensured collaboration with stakeholders to deliver best solution to their needs. Organized mental health workshops. Assisted in solving business problems of the organization
I can't say (Former Employee), I can't say – November 27, 2014
Pros: great benefits
Cons: toxic and discriminatory work environment.
Not a nice place to work wide spread discrimination many employees wrongfully terminate and escorted off the property employees terminated while on sick leave if your are an employee reporting to someone involved in an office romance watch out Old culture Faculty members are treated like gods, staff are treated disrespectfully Women I know of have been harassed my tenured professors
Do not work there unless you are a student or wanting to start off your career. Trust me, few people make it to retirement at McMaster