Queen's University
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Good learning institution, good reputation and campus and fun student atmosphere. Good amount of resources available to students and staff, with a long history.
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Sad excuse for an employer, sadder excuse for a university.

My time at queens was long, and nearly drove me insane. They work on a multitiered system of pay and work terms 8 months to 12 month. They laid off workers in 2014, slashed pay and brought in the minimum wage. Working beside people making mid 20s while doing nothing. We worked hard and got nothing. No chance of improvement, no raises. Brand new materials and equipment that performs worse than older equipment and materials. Having 10 people higher than you made issue resolutions nearly impossible. Garbage employer with garbage practices stay as far away as possible.




Huge areas 168 thousand square feet and more, low pay, high turnaround
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Terrible, unproductive place to work.

Underpaid and overworked. I would not recommend working in Queens University custodial services. The pay is just slightly above minimum wage and they take so much out of your pay that you'd actually take home more working at Walmart or McDonald's. Management is a joke and treat the employees very poorly. Which is why the turnover is so high.




Overworked, low pay, management, no training
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Good place to be

I'm happy to have been a part of Queen's. I'd recommend employment here to anyone.I could advance through my whole career here in marketing and communications.
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Pleasant workplace

Pleasant experience working here, but management can be slow or uninterested in responding to complaints or concerns. Pay is pretty bad, especially if you are in a non-unionized position.


Relaxed and solitary workplace


bad pay, a lot of substance-less lip-service from management
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Amazing opportunity to build skillset and network with other researchers.

It was great! They encourage remote opportunities and have a supportive workplace culture. The group of researchers I worked with were very organized and time-efficient.




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Exceptional University and Community

Queen's offers exceptional professional opportunities and benefits in an incredibly innovative and balanced environment.It is a beautiful campus to both study and work at; immersed within a city of Canada's richest history. Queen's is diverse and inclusive, it has global reach while being deeply committed to the Kingston community. Highly recommend Queen's for the professional and life opportunities.


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Endless intellectual capital
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Understaffed and disorganized

Biggest issues are: disorganization, no communication, slow administration, no direction, lack of response, decentralized management structureI do not feel safe to be open with my coworkers and management about being a member of the LBGTQ+ community. The individual departments exploit part time employees by dangling the "carrot" in front of them with the vague possibility of full time employment.I do not recommend trying to work multiple part time positions. It negatively impacts your mental health. At the end of each day I'm so tired mentally and need time to recover to the point I don't feel I could NOT do any extra professional development. I'd change the hiring process, forcing the hiring managers actually talk with the coworkers of the potential employee and less emphasis of story time with the new hire. To me the hiring process is biased against those who have a oral and written learning disability, and/or introverts.


job security, benefits, pension


job advancement, horrible cost of living adjustment
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Great place to work

Relaxed fun competitive stressful just like any other job if you love your job you'll love the place you work...pay could be a little more or more fair but overall great job
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Understaffed and disorganized.

The employees are all lovely people who are friendly and welcoming but sometimes it's like management forgets you exist. It takes weeks for them to even send you the forms for your employee information, it was over a month before I received my first paycheck because no one sent me the financial forms until I was forced to track someone down. There's no clear idea who you report to. They don't provide on the job training, or even what exactly is expected of you. There is a severe lack of communication between management and employees.


Prestigious university, looks great on resume, independence, good schedule, great compensation


disorganization, no communication, slow administration, no direction, lack of response, decentralized management structure
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Working Contracts are hard, but rewarding

I have worked with many different departments within the University. Each one was so different from the last. But the skills and knowledge I have picked up through my time there was life changing. Most everyone was so nice and welcoming. Even though you were only on contract. They still treated you as part of the team.


5 Dollar Friday, Perks, Discounts, Lunches, Pay, Benefits, Pension, Equality, No Judgement


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Amazing Experience

Being a part of all year social at queens university made my first-year experience all that much better. I was able to meet many other like-minded students and had the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and attend events that I many not have otherwise.
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Kind professors

Best place ever! great people and so many opportunities to gain your experience especially in research. Many professors are kind enough to take you in as a research assistant and act as your mentor
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I learned a lot from my professors and the Masters students I worked under. I appreciated the fact that I got to work with some of the best minds in the field I was to go into.
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Great group of researchers

The Biology Department has a lot of capable researchers who are active in their fields. It's a great University with a lot of history to be a part of.
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Excellent work environment

Plenty of scope for professional development. Highly collaborative workplace. Opportunity to interact with people from all walks of life. Supportive management.
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Extremely positive and fun

I have nothing to review i only volunteered as a camp counsellor for 2 weeks during the summer of 2014, where I helped children with crafts and field trips, The work environment was extremely positive and fun to be in
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Productive and Fast Paced Environment

Great facilities, great work environment and excellent management staff. I would highly recommend this job to current students at Queen's as it is an excellent job to integrate into your professional experience and class schedule.
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Productive, collaborative workspace

This workplace is very self directed. You are responsible for knowing what to do and when. Other responsibilities include maintaining communication with professors and students. The professors are always there to support you and assist with any inquiries or difficulties that are met along the way.
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productive and fun workplace

Good atmosphere with friendly relationship between employees. You can dress whatever you like. Equipment are satisfactory. everything is good and I totally recommend it
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Productive and fun workplace

Very collaborative and fun team to work with. Management leads accordingly and fosters a workplace culture that balanced hard work and a healthy level of fun.
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Based on 204 reviews

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

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