Highly confining to anyone with fresh management or related ideas.
Radiation Safety Officer (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 21 October 2018
Glad to be of service to them BUT would not want to be "stuck" contracting or employed forever other than the money, in the long view of things.
They attract many highly skilled and motivated people for every aspect of their internal programs as far as I can tell. As well, had the great pleasure to work with a high quality "crop" of new scientific and academic staff in STEM areas with which I was acquainted, but noted a relatively high level of frustration with inefficiencies and unnecessary hurdles put in the way of progress. In-fighting and other nasty cultural problems seem low or non-existent in the STEM departments and I hope it always remains that way so that energies and inspiration is not sapped down this unproductive path.
University itself could probably do a LOT more to recover and flesh out some departments now, to me, seemingly languishing due to favouring of one scientific area over another. Have seen a Physics department, for instance, shrink badly due to inadequate University and government support - possibly relying on the School's other areas of excellence such agri and vet studies to be an attractive research institute. This is a dangerous viewpoint in my opinion.
renumeration and benefits
poor management overall: no ability to motivate talented staff