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Colleagues are friendly and helpful.The benefits are good.There isn't much room for promotion.Unions are powerful, and basic rights and interests can be well protected
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Nice place to start working

work is repetitive, but less stressful. Typical day is full but not exhausted. Good place to have work life balances. Recommended for people who wish to build a life outside of work.
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  • Ability to meet personal goals

Solid and reliable job

Good place to work, not as flexible on hours or part time opportunities as I would like. It can be difficult to move or advance to different roles based on experience and skills as seniority takes priority.
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Fun place to work.

Great work-life balance. Helpful and supportive staff. But lack of communication and support from management. Limited salary increment and job opportunities.
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Good place to start

The laboratory environment is excellent. Technician is very responsible and is willing to offer any help when they are available. The flexibility is also high. A good place for any student who want to start their career, especially aiming at research-based position in the future.


Friendly environment, patience guidance, high flexibility
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A healthy work environment

It is a good place to work. The management there was good. I gained a lot of my customer service skills from working there. You can expect a respective working environment
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Poor management style; apathetic environment

I work with vulnerable students helping them face academic challenges, organize their time and work on study skills. I have a background in special needs and literacy. I began work with this department just before the pandemic and was overjoyed because I hoped I could quit my other part time job where the work environment was extremely difficult. I enjoy working with chikdren and adults in education, and I hoped the job would be lower stress than my other job, and be more fulfilling. Firstly, hours come and go too easily, so I wasn'table to leave my other job, presenting me with more time running back and forth on the bus . If you have a student who bails on a meeting-which, given their challenges, could be quite common- you don't get paid. So you can be scheduled for 20 hours work and only work ten. It's untenable.However, I worked hard and cultivated relationships wherein the students understood that showing up for appointments is important, bc those appointments and other commitments are for their benefit.When the university "went remote" I didn't hear from my manager for months. My position-negotiating schedule, dealing with anxious parents, students' increased anxiety and difficulties going through the pandemic- was entirely on my shoulders. When my manager did show up again, he never alluded to his absence and then proceeded to pile more hours on top of me and my colleagues, in violation of university policy of capping hours at 20 a week, rather than hire more help. We got the students through the pandemic at the detriment of my own schoolwork and mental health, - 


Fulfilling work with students.


Management and lack of support ; unsecured hours and inability to say no to hours.
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Fair place to work

Average compensation, good work life balance. Many opportunities to move around within the organization. Benefits are excellent. I loved working there.


Good work life balance


None really
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Excellent place to work

Learnt alot of thingsRelaxed deadlinesExcellent payGood benefits Great experience for resumeOpportunity for growthWell supportedCollaboration and independent nature of work
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Supportive and friendly environment. Much flexibility, you can work from home. Some time needs to do extensive field work to collect samples and analysis.


Good benefit


Contact basis
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Lack of clarity regarding overall direction for the organization.

Uninspiring place to work, unfortunately. It seems like nobody really has much vision and also reacting with not a lot of thinking about the more long term vision.
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It is a great university to work for.

I like working here. It is very supportive and collaborative environment. I also appreciate the opportunity to work from home during the pandemic. I would love to continue working here.
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Very productive work environment

UoM is more than a work place, if you are looking for a work place where you can easily enjoy work-life culture while maintaining professionalism and still be relevant in your specific field, UoM is definitely the place.


Company pension, relevant training, professional development and average benefit you get from a decent employer


None for now
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Incompetent management and nepotism to the max

For a post-secondary institute, it's ironic how stuck the university is in the past when these institutions are supposed to encourage progress. Senior admin at totally out of touch and hire other incompetent people in higher positions - to the point where qualifications and experience don't matter, just how well you're liked - just perpetuating the problem. Staff are treated poorly with limited opportunities for growth and advancement (unless you've sucked up to the right people). And forget trying to say anything, they'll just gaslight you in thinking it was your fault. This is a systemic issue at the university, not worth the cost of your mental health


Health benefits


Toxic work environment starting from the top
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Zero work-life balance.

Administration is completely out of touch with the day-to-day realities of staff and students.Endless turnover because people are treated so badly.Say they believe in diversity and inclusion, but don't show it in the way they treat their staff and students.No job security.


Great co-workers who work extremely hard.


Extremely long hours. Admin does not care about staff and students' health.
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entry point screener

categorized as “student office assistant” means we’re basically nobodies on campus, zero job benefits and unorganized management. Cutting them some slack as this is a brand new COVID position but we have no on-site supervisors 99% of the time and have to figure everything out ourselves, then the supervisor tells us what we should have done. High turnover as it’s an unskilled position with no benefits or job security, we’re given no clue how long the position will even last. No priority given to people who have worked here longer, they keep hiring new people so they can give us less hours/shorter shifts and cut down on overtime pay. I lucked out and got some amazing coworkers but I’ll be quitting as soon as I have a full time position lined up. Also for some reason students are paid less than non-students for the same position and duties??


long stretches where you can do your own work at the desk, good coworkers, relatively good pay for an unskilled job


no job security, can be tedious, no break room or job benefits of any kind
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Only paid as a beginner always

Only paid as a beginner always. No hope for job security. No promotion. Specially if you are a research associate, you are left in limbo. Never expect to get what you deserve.
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Great Culture to work with

I had an excellent experience. The University provides a diverse and great environment to work. The workplace culture is collaborative, and I have learned a lot during the time I worked there.
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Awesome place

One of the best employers in the province. The opportunity of a rewarding career and a fun time was had supporting and growing with the university community.
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This was not an actual paid job but a voluntary position and work for the students and coordinate with central student organization. I enjoyed that position.
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It was good

As a sabbatical opportunity it was very good for me. I had a good time to leverage and enlarge my speaking skills, literature review and scientific reports.
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Based on 304 reviews

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

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