From the perspective of an Undergrad Teaching Assistant
Teaching Assistant (TA) (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 3 February 2017
In both cases was able to keep good relations with Teaching Assistants. Colleagues are typically nice. Supervisor was reasonable in both cases. Good way to get a reference when you graduate.
Easier to work and study full-time when you are closer to school. Can become difficult to TA when taking 6-7 courses per semester, especially when you have assessments with little time given (take home tests, for example).
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 22 January 2017
I was overall satisfied with my job and salary.I have worked both as Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant in McMaster. The Research Assistant job gave me a lot of exposure on my filed of interest and the Teaching Assistant job helped me teach students and brush up my basics.
Admissions Representative (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 18 January 2017
I enjoyed working on the campus of Mcmaster university. The offices are filled with open, and easy to work with people and they have a great sense of community. the work load was also reasonable and enjoyable, considering the potentially repetitive nature of the data entry position.
Event Staff (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 16 January 2017
Event Staff is very welcoming and it is very easy to make personal connections with top managers. The hardest part of the job however, was dealing with disgruntled customers. It is a very fun environment that every individual would love to be apart of.
Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 11 January 2017
Working in the research labs at the university, you have access to a wide range of facilities and have many opportunities to work collaborative on projects with individuals from different research groups.
Assistant Manager -Centro@Commons, La Piazza (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 16 December 2016
Learned an incredible amount about managing multi tiered unionized workforce. Had some amazing experiences. Opportunity to work in a variety of food service operations. Served anywhere from 100-5000 transactions per day. Multi-million dollar operations.
One in a lifetime experiences
Long Hours. High Management turnover--13 in 15 months.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 31 October 2016
Working as a research assistant in Rehablitation Science department was a good opportunity for me to get involved in the clinical research field. From data collection to the final thesis paper writing, I finished all the procedure by myself. My thesis is a motion analysis project. I have learned a motion analysis software, Dartfish, to extract body movement from a two dimensional video. For the data analysis, both Stata and SPSS have been used. Additionally, all memebers in my research group communicated quite well during the project. We enjoyed the moment when we solved diffcult question together.
Self learning, productive
Everything should be accomplished by myself. Too much pressure.
McMaster Altitude Program Senior Leader (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 26 September 2016
I worked during my time as a student. It had extremely flexible hours, but there was little opportunity for promotion, or raises. While well managed, there were a variety of levels of workers that you'd be working side by side with.
Free Lunches, Good Working Atmosphere, Flexible Hours and Time Off