Very friendly environment with lots of opportunity to learn and gain more skills
Summer Student (Former Employee), Kingston, ON – May 8, 2014
Pros: flexible work time
I learnt a lot while working at Queen's University. I gained skills in Molecular and Cellular Biology techniques. The laboratory was very friendly and the collaboration between co-workers enabled a professional environment. The hardest part of the job was to leave it because my co-workers became my friends and the projects became my source of knowledge. – more... The most enjoyable part of the job was to go into the laboratory and start the experiments. – less
Clinical Trials Assistant (Former Employee), Kingston, ON – March 24, 2014
Always was busy. I was able to learn valuable job skills from numerous departments. Management was always changing and decreasing due to cut-backs. Co-workers were great in the beginning then morale was down as cut-backs set in and job security became a thing of the past (in the department where I worked). Hardest part of the day was hearing others – more... complain. The most enjoyable part of the day was feeling as though I made a difference and had helped others along the way. – less
I have enjoyed and learned from my experience at Queen's: I find a new challenge is necessary now.
General Surgeon, Attending Staff (Former Employee), Kingston, ON – February 12, 2014
Pros: a friendly environment in a beautiful city.
Cons: long hours of call as one ages becomes a challenge.
Queen's has offered a rewarding and challenging work opportunity that has been carried out in a collegial manner that involves clinical, teaching and administrative work. The most difficult part of the work has been trust in resident staff and co-workers. As always the reward of patiient trust and care is foremost. A typical day includes a variety of – more... clinics, surgery, endoscopy and call responsibilities. – less
Lab Research Assistant (Current Employee), Kingston, ON – February 2, 2014
I do enjoy going into work every day (M.Sc. Graduate candidate) but as my time of completion nears, I need to start thinking about future workplaces and where I will settle down. I have learned many things while studying polymer chemistry at Queen's University, the most important being the skill of polymer coatings. I love my supervisor and I love the – more... people I work with. They are a very genuine and hardworking group of individuals that would do anything for you if you needed help. The hardest part of the job would be getting back up after an experiment doesn't work out the way you thought it would.. but I guess that's research. The best part of the job would be that feeling of joy when your experiment does work and you know it would look great in a publication. – less
student and then research assistant (Former Employee), kingston, ontario – December 3, 2013
One of the best opportunities that I had in my life was receiving my university degree and work experience from a well known university which was Queen's university. The facilities in the laboratories and knowledgeable professors were outstanding.
Project Manager and Teaching Assistant (Former Employee), Kingston, ON – June 5, 2013
Cons: too many emails from supervisors.
Had lots of fun working in the Engineering department as a TA for first year design course. Really enjoyed meeting with first years to teach them in an informal way the "soft skills" not taught in engineering such as proper email writing, respect, etc.
Fun environment that encourages personal and professional growth
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee), Kingston Ontario – July 26, 2012
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: sometimes very long hours.
My typical day involved meeting with students, lesson planning, marking and leading tutorials. Queen's is a great environment to be inspired by great minds while shaping future ones. Flexible hours and a great balance of team and individual work. Management is always available to guide you and provide assistance when needed but is not overbearing. The – more... hardest part of the job was marking - only because it is very tedious. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing students develop into academics. – less
Fundraising Caller (Former Employee), Kingston, ON – June 19, 2012
Pros: freedom to talk to people sitting around you
Cons: working till late
Working at Queen's Telefundraising Service was a fun experience. I would get to work in the evening an stay till night. The environment was very relaxed. We took our sets at our desks (there was always a new rotation so you got seated next to a different person every time which helped you get to know others) and after some updates from our employer – more... we started calling alumni. The hardest part was sometimes convincing alum to donate who had a bad experience at the university. – less