Casual Cleaner (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – June 1, 2015
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 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.
Excellent manager to work for. Will acknowledge a job well done and reward with free lunch
Short staffed. Contract has restricted part time staff from working extra hours, even if we are available.
Productive and Challenging experience of scientific discovery
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – April 30, 2015
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.
Volunteer Experiences (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – May 18, 2015
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.
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
Administrative work (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – January 26, 2015
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 Just look at how outdated the webiste is...that will give you a good idea of how fractured this institution is.
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.
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
I can't say (Former Employee) – I can't say – November 27, 2014
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
Co- Principal investigator (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – January 13, 2015
- patient interaction (History taking, Examination, Discussion with supervisor) - Formulating patient management plan - Interaction with team workers - Phone calls and discussion with the multidisciplinary teams
Excellent people environment with co-workers and patients, above average compensation, exellent benefits and family-worklife balance
Business Manager (Former Employee) – Hamilton, Ontario – October 9, 2014
McMaster University is one of the best employers in Ontario and the reason is obvious. A strong work-life balance, above average compensation and benefits, staff awards, lifetime learning in any area of choice.
Mangers are well trained to deal with any situation and everyone works as part of a strong team.
Dealing with patients in a professional manner is always critical but training is readily available.
staff awards and events, education for life
large staff population so there is not the chance to meet others out of your faculty
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
Instructor (Current Employee) – Hamilton – October 2, 2014
It is a great place to learn about health economics. I really like the faculty, they are very knowledgeable and very much approachable. Almost everyone has open-door policy and the resources are made readily available for students to utilize in their research. I like the staff in the RDC; they are great and very friendly.
Great environment and great people, and good recreational facilities on campus.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – September 9, 2014
As a research assistant in process systems design, there is a lot of work on computer. Typical day involves staying in office for majority of day, while meeting with grad student and supervisor every few days. But it is manageable when there is an interest in research being done!