Work was alright, good people, good atmosphere BUT really horrible admin and a few bad profs, especially microbio. Really small minded place, my faculty (Bio) not so good but geology and business are great!.
Engaging work environment with opportunities to learn
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 14 May 2017
The two positions I held with Saint Mary's University, one as a TA and another as an RA, were both great. My bosses were both kind and understanding about my busy family/student life. Both positions held something new for me as well: teaching is something I find both rewarding and engaging, while being an RA at the Abbie Lane Memorial Hospital taught me about attention to detail and helped me consolidate information I was learning from my courses on a very practical level.
Diverse community. Well-rounded experience There is a definite sense of belonging here. Halifax is also a great place to work in and commute to, and the bus routes are comprehensive, so it makes it easier to get to work if you live off campus.
I have done multiple jobs while at Saint Mary's. The pay is great and everyone I have worked with is easy to approach. Since these were campus jobs, staff was always understanding when exams and papers started getting heavy. Would suggest a job through Saint Mary's to any current students.
Depart. of Finance and Management Science (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 29 March 2017
I absolutely enjoyed my time as a teaching and research assistant. The professors that I got to work with were always helpful and it gave me a lot of flexibility to manage my studies while earning some money.
The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to talk to students and help them develop lab skills and chemistry experience. You did not however get any say in who you were a teaching assistant for, just which days worked for you.
During my work duration I was pretty much satisfied with everything that I used to learn from there. Everyday I used to meet new people with different thinking that helped me gain my experience. The hardest part of my job would be settling a fight. The ambience at my work place was great as all my co-workers were fun.
Bright space migration & maintenance Engineer (Current Employee) – Halifax, NS – 24 April 2016
The work culture is very friendly and professional. All the coworkers are so dedicated towards their work and helpful, especially if we are new to the work. Being a part time worker, the timings for me to work there are so flrxible.
Very flexible work hours as a teaching assistant, some weeks will be busier than others but you have a clear idea of what weeks will be busier ahead of time based on the course syllabus. Responsibilities vary depending on what course and what professor you're assigned to, however no course will exceed roughly 4 hours of work per week. A great work environment!