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Everything is well planned and they do what they promised. People are friendly and helpful. High standard in scientific and managerial procedures. I hope one of you is hired by Dal soon.
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Fun workplace

This location always seems to have really loyal co-workers I have worked off and on here for years and always find the environment a positive one each time I return.
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Remote teaching , developing and demonstrating various math and physic principles in a relaxed test professional environment. Fair hours and fair compensation.
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Not happy with treatment of people.

What is the best part of working at the company?Over time getting a feel for the work.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Language with those that are refugees or immigrating to here.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?People are nice but skittish and are afraid of management.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Struggled to find appropriate gear for job.
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Good pay but management is terrible. Also not inclusive like they say they are

I loved my job and went above and beyond for them, only for them to take advantage of me. When I started to struggle due to my disabilities, I spoke up, tried to go through all the proper channels to get work accommodations to no avail. I ended up quitting. Now the manager refuses to give me a reference. I definitely would not recommend Dal.


Flexible work location, good pay


Terrible management, a lot of politics
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  • Ability to learn new things
  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Feeling of personal appreciation

Decent but not great

Can be so much more if not for the systemic incompetencies. Good for student life, but falls short in career prospects and science and innovation. Can do better.
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No too stressful

Pretty chill generally, but also depends on the job you have. Colleagues are really nice. No over time. Only worked there for short period of time so that's all I can provide


Chill environment
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not culture environment

Feel not good to work in Dal as a different culture employeethe good thing is University is very flexile workplace. Unions have the different rule than other employees
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Would like to apply again

Enjoy the rather busy schedule while managing my own business. Fair pay with premium benefits and unionized.Supervisors and General Forman where I`m at are patient and helpful to answer/provide improvements for our job.
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fun place

great culture and lots of learning from others and good support functions, flexible hours, great benefits, large organization, bad parking, underpaid, attractive , excellent education
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Great place to teach part time

Dalhousie is a great place to share your experience with students and staff. They provided me with an opportunity to learn while I was teaching. Very flexible in terms of how I approached the material. I learned as much from the students as they shared their experiences.


Great environment


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Friendly work culture

Not planning to change my job unless I have to, most colleagues are very friendly, have diverse cultures, multilingual place, great benefit if you are a life long learner.
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collaborative and professional office but no advancement possibilities

my days were pretty fast paced but manageable. i was trusted to make decision sand conduct my work mostly independently. I had adequate resources and an office set up which allowed me to work safely and comfortably


paid for training


no opportunity for advancement
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Fun job, but low pay

I had a nice time working with my colleagues. Only thing that isn't great is the pay, could be higher for the amount of work you do. Although teaching new students or the subject matter you love yourself, is a great perk. Sometimes there was work overload, but if you mention this to your upper, they will work with you to figure out a plan (less hours, someone taking your shift, less marking etc.)


Great colleagues


Low pay
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Good experience

Dal’s a great place to work at. The organization focuses on building a culture of respect, inclusion and understanding. Good work-life balance. Colleagues are super supportive as is management.
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Interesting and perspective place to work at

I came to Dalhousie University to work as an research internship student and that was one of the best experience possible. I got a hang of a lot skills, visited scientific conferences and my professor provided me with bunch of opportunities.


Research opportunities


Long hours and sometimes monotonous work
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It’s a complete world

I never fit in, but people do love it. It’s very inter-related. Your experience will depend on the faculty you’re in, so sometimes that can be good or bad. P
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Productive and enjoyable.

What is the best part of working at the company?Work independently with positive feedback. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Time sensitive projects at times. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Relaxed environment amongst the staff and faculty. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Answering emails, assisting professors, answering questions from students.
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Overall it is great place to work

What is the best part of working at the company?Is the dental benefits,The Staff,What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The work load,The Supervisors and the GF'sWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?It's great they hire any culture What is a typical day like for you at the company?Very busy and hectic weeks and sometimes can be very stressful
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ok place

ok place to work with. great pay and flexible hours. reasonable workload. great people and organization. have to work based on student schedules. it's a ok place.
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Good place to work. Nice environment. You will only have four days in a week in the summer. Everyone is so friendly there and it is a good place to start your career.
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Based on 227 reviews

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4.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.8 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.9 out of 5 stars for Management
4.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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