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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mechanical Projects
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  London, ON17 July 2016
• Reverse Engineering included 3D scan of ergonomic objects, Build up CAD file from Mesh points & Generate G codes
• Light weighting Design of 3 Axis stabilize platforms by Calculating Gyroscopic effects in Matlab
• Simulation of Mechanical vibrations in automotive manufacturing with MATLAB
• Defect recognizing base on Theory of plasticity
• Heating and Cooling Calculation, Duct, Ventilation & HVAC design for Commercial Building in London
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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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Excellent workplace with skilled mentors
Technical Specialist (Current Employee) –  London, ON28 July 2016
Western's university is an excellent workplace and an ideal employer for individuals looking for work life balance. The campus is beautiful, co workers are friendly, and the organization is a place of innovation.
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productive workplace, learning-oriented
Teaching Assistant (TA) (Current Employee) –  London, ON20 May 2016
- teaching students, running labs and seminars
- learned a great deal about patience, organization
- hardest part was keeping on top of my own knowledge in order to best assist students
- most enjoyed working with students with different backgrounds, knowledge, experience, learning methods
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Productive and Understanding Work Environment
Part-time Hospitality Service Worker (Former Employee) –  London, ON3 June 2016
Management was excellent, they helped me learn the job quickly and understood I was a full-time student.
Co-workers were friendly and helpful.
Pros
50 % off meals
Cons
long bus ride there
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Learn a lot
Teaching Assistant (TA) (Former Employee) –  London, ON26 June 2016
A part time job which is a part of the Western Graduate Research Scholarship
Allocated tasks by Academic Coordinator
Coworkers are students and faculties at Western University
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Great overall experience
Marketing team (Current Employee) –  London, ON17 April 2016
Job offers flexibility and work-life balance.
Supervisors are understanding, and are always there to offer support in addition to work training.
Great opportunity to network with other students of the university.
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event staff
Event Staff (Former Employee) –  London, ON26 April 2016
concession
ticket sales
manage crowds
- Not enough hours in the week, but the work was enjoyable and fun
- Co workers were also students, good selection
Pros
fun
Cons
not enough hours
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Good
Student (Former Employee) –  London, ON11 May 2016
offered a good learning environment and complete teaching facilities;
Beautiful school buildings and opening space for students to organize activities
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Great learning environment with a multitude of resources
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  London, ON9 March 2016
As a graduate student at Western, there was always the ability to learn as well as multiple opportunities to advance personal growth and knowledge in areas such as health and illness, migration, and also in qualitative and quantitative work. At Western I learned independence as well as the importance of working as a team and learning your resources in other academics. To conduct good research requires a solid foundation in ethics and methods, and Western offers these resources through other employees or programs on-campus or through affiliations with other Institutions. The most difficult part of the position is ensuring proper balance and creating your own timeline to do work efficiently; however, this challenge is also what makes being a part of the Western community enjoyable. There is always room for growth and expansion if you choose to pursue those options yourself.
Pros
Interconnectedness with colleagues, resources, support
Cons
Politics
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Great Opportunities- if you can get them
Biomechanics Laboratory Coordinator (Former Employee) –  London, ON10 March 2016
Very supportive environment for instructors
Difficult to get a assigned a course
Provided challenges and growth opportunities
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Productive, fast paced and very demanding.
Spanish Instructor (Former Employee) –  London, ON15 September 2015
Working at Western University is a wonderful experience. I was teaching a class and the students motivated me to be a better language instructor.
Job ethics at Western is high, I enjoy the stable environment and being part of a very selective group of workers.
Western University has shaped me into a better professional.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Heavy work load
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busy with teaching
Assistant Professor (Former Employee) –  London, ON10 January 2016
I felt very busy with my teaching. I had to prepare slide for each lecture, 5 class tests, marked the test and posted the marks online promptly. I had to finish almost all the works in limited time.
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4.2
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