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Good place to learn, horrible place to get paid
Researcher (Former Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON14 January 2019
SNOLAB is located at Creighton Mine in Sudbury, Ontario.

There is a surface building and an underground laboratory located 6,800 ft (2 km) underground. You take the cage down at 6 AM and come up at 4 PM, most employees work 4 ten hour shifts. Surface personnel normally work 8 to 4:30. It is a clean lab so you will walk through the mine and then shower before putting on clean suits and a hair net before entering the lab.

Staff and personnel are great people and a joy to work with and around. Managers are nice and personable however not the most competent or organized, expect little in terms of guidance (great for self-motivated). Underground work is slow and will take 2 times longer than what you expect.

Due to the underground nature of the job, cleanliness requirements, and the sensitivity of scientific experiments SNOLAB is very safety conscious. Almost all issues are dealt with with safety as the main priority which is nice.

This job will never pay unless you want to move into management, even then you can make more going anywhere else in industry. Science funding is always squeezed and priorities are anywhere but paying personnel more, most are unionized due to being on VALE property however the union has little say.
Pros
Work life balance, co-workers
Cons
Early hours, underground during the winter
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Amazing place that is poorly run
HR ASSISTANT /CORE SERVICES COORDINATOR (Former Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON26 September 2018
SNOLAB is an amazing place; unfortunately the management is unprofessional (not all). The science is the main focus as it should be; yet a lot of the employees don't do much work and complain when they are tasked to do what they were hired for.
Pros
Low stress
Cons
Managers yell at employees and nothing is done about it
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Challenging and evolving workplace with many opportunities to work in clean rooms on large experiments
Mechanical Engineering Co-op Student (Former Employee) –  Lively, ON25 May 2018
SNOLAB is a deep underground Physics laboratory that specializes in the detection of neutrinos and dark matter.
There are often a lot of interesting tasks to work on related to the scientific experiments at the research laboratory.
Pros
Opportunity to work on large scientific experiments in a very clean environment.
Cons
Very early work at 6:00 AM, showering before each shift, getting to the underground lab takes a long time
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Health and Safety Officer (Former Employee) –  Lively, ON6 March 2018
A very positive work experience. Positive leadership. Flexible working. good compensation package. Wonderful work colleagues who very supportive and helpful.
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