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What is the best part of working at the company?Great people, excelent working environment and benefitsWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?No stress at work and support and collaborative coworkersWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Proffesional and forward thinkingWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Work is at a comfortable pace , sometimes shifting priorities
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Good and flexible working

good pay, no pressure and relaxed, but you have to do more self-preparation before you start your work. It is a good environment, because there are back-ups from your profs and admin staffs.
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Great place to work

Very valuable summer experience and lots of work to do in the summer. Looks great on a resume and has many perks. Amazing group and feels great to maintain campus.
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Low pay and strict work environment

In our faculty we are required to be on campus most days of the week. Others with the same job only come in two so it is very inequitable especially with how expensive cost of living is now.
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I very pleasant place to work at!

It’s a really nice place to work! The work environment is really good and they encourage further education and professional development of all the workers.
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Good University to study and work

Nice and beautiful campus with all facilities for students.distant for people living in GTA.students are best in class and Uni has been following EDI.
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Pay is bad

Grad student pay is really bad at Mac, you can't afford much. Even worse if you have a bad supervisor, you'll work weekends and evenings and yet your work won't be rewarded.
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Great coworkers

The pay for a postdoctoral fellow in Engineering is competitive and the coworkers I worked with were the best part of the gig. The research was cutting edge and it didn't hurt that the contracts involved deliverables for real industries.
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Not Flexible and low pay

Work as a student camp counsellor, got the lowest rate of pay and working from eight to five. It was a fun workplace since most of my colleagues are students.
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Fun Learning Experience

Great pay and you learn alot. Very flexible and understanding staff. Great way to earn money while still studying. Fulfilling and rewarding experience
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Low pay

Low student stipends (a lot less than other school norm) but good research environment, good study environment. If your primary aim is to earn the degree, then go to Mac.
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Top university

Well funded university with diverse opportunities for growth but will differ across the school due to its size. Good pay, benefits, and amenities on campus.
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Room for growth and opportunity to learn

Great team and environment!Lovely departmentWork life balance respectedExcellent working with studentsLots to work onYour contributions are incredibly important- students and staff depend on itSatisfying to let students know they got the job and/or have an interview
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Really think about it

It doesn't really care about students' development and financial struggles. They just want to take everyone's money. Make sure you prepare excessive savings before you start. The University will not stand by you if anything happened
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Great place to work

Good cleaning job you have all the supplies you need have uniforms have free lunches. Its better than other cleaning jobs. Its unionized with a professional work culture




Lots of walking
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Productive and fun place

Amazing management, work environment. Good opportunity to grow and learn. Employees are helpful, cooperative, and freindly.
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independent work

I worked in a small team on a community project. My supervisor has been very flexible with my schedule. I guess it depends who do you work with and the department.
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No Benefits!!

They hire you for a contract just shy of a year so that you do not qualify for benefits. I moved here from the states and assumed a university would have an excellent benefit package so I did not think to ask (that is 100% on me, but who would have thought someone would have better access to health care and mental health resources in stateside?!). The onboarding process was a joke (I still haven't received my welcome package and had to bug HR weekly to get my MacID - login info you need to basically do anything).
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Very supportive work environment

Very supportive work environment. Good hours and benefits. Workload is manageable and good team and lead support. Hours are predictable and reasonable.
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Great place to work

Worked as a teaching assistant for a data science course. Fun environment to be. The other teaching assistants are friendly and the professor as well.
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The best part of my job was the ample opportunities to learn and enhance my skills in various areas. It wasn't too difficult, and it paid fairly well, making it very satisfying.
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Based on 503 reviews

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4.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.9 out of 5 stars for Management
4.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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