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 – more... 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. – less
Gardener (Former Employee), Hamilton, ON – June 6, 2015
Pros: great pay, helpful supervisors, great lunch times and bbq ocationally
Cons: The cuts from the thissles and rose gardens
Working at McMaster University as a gardener was a great and unforgettable experience. I would recommend this job to anyone who is hardworking, willing to learn new things and loves to work in the dirt. – more... I had plenty of fun in the summer not only because of my own love for nature but because of the supervisors love and dedication to McMaster's Garden as well. The supervisors were so kind, helpful and patient. I enjoyed my time working at McMaster University a lot. – less
Presider, Invigilator (Current Employee), Hamilton, ON – June 3, 2015
Get to work before time, to sign in, and set-up co-workers are great the hardest part is standing at one spot, or walking around depending on where you are, the floor makes a lot of sound helping the students with certain questions
Casual Cleaner (Current Employee), Hamilton, ON – June 1, 2015
Pros: Excellent manager to work for. Will acknowledge a job well done and reward with free lunch
Cons: Short staffed. Contract has restricted part time staff from working extra hours, even if we are available.
Typical day will consist of arriving for 6am to meet up with the lead-hand, who then delegates out the scheduled cleaning tasks to part time employees. Full time staff have set schedules. Usually work – more... alone. But if needed, lead-hand or manager will contact us via cell phone or pager. Can be called off of schedule to tend to something that takes priority. We do set up for exams in the gymnasiums.
I enjoy doing the set ups. I like the physicality of this job. Keeping myself moving, and learning new skills. Working alone and with coworkers. All around, a decent working environment. – less
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 – more... 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. – less
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