Western University Employee Reviews

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Poster Control Review
Poster Control (Former Employee) –  London, ON5 July 2017
Typical day included going in, getting new posters to put up, had to take down expired posters. Racing to building to building in 2 hours or more. Very tiring.
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Fun and active work environment
Resident Advisor (Former Employee) –  London, ON2 July 2017
People working here are mostly around your age and are all really positive and encouraging. Definitely a great way to earn money while studying at school.
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Great University to Work, Study, and do Research
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  London, ON30 June 2017
Great graduate university. Plenty of opportunity of research assistant and teaching assistant work. Student union is good for protecting teaching assistants.
Pros
Union
Cons
No scheduled hours - common for TAs
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Excellent research environment
PhD Candidate (Former Employee) –  London, ON23 June 2017
I would highly recommend the University of Western Ontario for graduate studies. There are many resources available for a productive research experience.
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Excellent School
Professor of Communications (Current Employee) –  London, ON22 May 2017
Excellent school, challenging environment, competitive, Fosters spirit of scientific inquiry, critical thinking and competitiveness. Progressive and dynamic place for learning.
Pros
Good salary
Cons
Large classes
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Dirty Job
Caretaker (Former Employee) –  London, ON9 May 2017
The job wasn't explained well - it ended up being a very dirty job that I ended up getting sick from. The job revolved around student housing, no explanation was given of duties at interview. No training was provided or the position as well.
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Nice both in academic and workplace
Research assistant, Teaching assistance (Former Employee) –  London, ON6 May 2017
All the faculty are really nice, well-knowleged. We can always talk about questions, life, and make fun in mathematical framework.

All the staff are extremely helpful, warm-heart.
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Good temporary job
Hospitality Services Worker (Former Employee) –  London, ON1 May 2017
This job is perfect for a student with no previous experience. Very flexible hours to accomodate school. GIven the amount of different restaurants, many different skills are learned
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
rough rush hour
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Excelente ambiente de trabajo
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  London, Ontario19 April 2017
Western University nos brindó las herramientas necesarias para poder hacer nuestro trabajo lo mejor posible. Se nos dio una buena preparación para el trabajo, buena paga, y un buen ambiente de trabajo.
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A nice place to work. Good people.
Mathematics Instructor (Former Employee) –  London, ON18 April 2017
The grad club is the best! There are tons of seminars and events for students and faculty. Sometimes things get tough as there isn't enough support staff ... is it 150 characters yet?
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Research and TA
Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  London, ON12 April 2017
Typical TA/Research Assistant position. Research is fine as it depends on the professor you work for which the student should have selected accordingly. TA assignments are time consuming and generally terrible.
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Dynamic and passionate volunteer positon
Malayalee Formal Dance Representative (Former Employee) –  London, ON16 March 2017
Using my talents of music, dance and choreography, I was able to enjoy working with my peers in creating a dance piece for a dance competition by an inter-university formal.
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bad
Lifeguard & Swim Instructor (Former Employee) –  London, ON13 March 2017
Overworked and underpaid. Very competitive and extensive hiring process for a minimum wage job. Constantly reminded how "lucky" you are to have been selected.
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Demanding Job for certain people
Caretaker (Current Employee) –  London, ON26 February 2017
If you are a women you may find that the work is heavy. If asking for help from management you may not get it right away as they expect you to handle it.
Pros
Its a Job
Cons
Hard work, Management not very helpful
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collaborative research environment
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  London, ON15 February 2017
The department culture is quite friendly and collaborative, with plenty of opportunities for social and academic meetings which encourages networking.
Pros
Flexible work hours
Cons
Somewhat low salary
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Nice place
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  London, ON31 January 2017
Western is an inclusive and fun place for those who attend. Western is located about two hours west of Toronto, ON. The most enjoyable part of attending Western, is the people.
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Excellent
PhD student (Current Employee) –  London, ON10 January 2017
Western University provides ample resources to graduate students and is an excellent institution for performing high quality research in any discipline.
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Western University is an excellent university full of vigor and promise
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) –  London, ON4 December 2016
Western Universtiy is an excellent university by providing an outstanding working environment for the students, faculties, researcher and postdocs.
Pros
The biggest gym, excellent course and outstanding research environment
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busy retail store
Western University Student Services - Clerk (Former Employee) –  London, ON2 December 2016
Unloaded trucks, move merchandise to different departments. Placed product onto shelves and into the stock room, high attention to detail.
Pros
always busy
Cons
slow at times
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Fun and lively place to work.
Cashier (Former Employee) –  London, ON3 October 2016
Working at the bookstore was a great experience. I loved my coworkers and the management was amazing and always helped with any problems that I came across. The most enjoyable part of my job was meeting many new people and being able to work with people who were fun and interesting. The days went by quickly and it made me sad that it was only a temporary job for the rush season. The hardest part of my job was how busy it would get, even though it was more fun to be busy than not, it was still hard some days to keep up with the craziness of rush season at the university.
Pros
Fun work environment
Cons
Long lines during rush season
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