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Good work environment; varied food production; meeting clients.
Cook (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON5 June 2019
Prepared and presented food for cafeteria style service to students and other guests at Leonard Hall. Working environment was good and Staff worked in a cooperative spirit. Enjoyed my interaction with the students/guests.
Pros
Good working environment.
Cons
Only part-time employment.
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4.0
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Great place to work
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Kingston, ON26 April 2019
Great place to work. Kingston is a nice city to live in.
Opportunities exist to advance in career and move across departments for non-faculty positions
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Great university with lots of internal opportunity
Teacher's Assistant (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON19 April 2019
Being a TA at Queen's was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life. Some really bright students are really engaging and it means a lot to be able to instruct them.
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one o the worst places where I worked
Research assistant - Physics Department (Former Employee) –  Belfast, UK15 April 2019
I was working with a physicist who had no background in radiotherapy, oncology, biology, genetics.
Therefore making uninformed choices about the projects.
There was hardly any IT assistance, poor computational resources, and shortage of physical space.

There was friction among the various groups.
A work environment dominated by cronyism and corruption.

I do not regret leaving that institute.
Pros
Uninformal
Cons
Everything else.
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A good, not great place to work
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) –  Kingston, ON13 April 2019
Some good things about working at Queen's but admin can be a hassle. Have had better experiences working at other universities. Would recommend several other universities in Ontario before this one.

Although not Queen's U's fault, cost of living in Kingston is also very high and few jobs on campus pay enough to make up for this.
Pros
$5 staff lunches every Friday
Cons
Everything else.
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Computer vision researcher (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON7 April 2019
The people are friendly and motivative. I have been working at Queen's University (More than a year), it has a lot of great labs that are equipped with extremely good sensors and devices and it has a great research environment with a lot of respectable researchers. The only problem is the few courses are available for graduate students
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It's The Best Security Gig in Kingston
Security Practitioner (Current Employee) –  Kingston, ON27 March 2019
Queen's pays the highest wage for security in Kingston for both full time and casual positions. Full time positions with Queen's happen very infrequently and there are very few spots available, most guards are casual, and so they are highly competitive. Casual positions do not include any benefits or pension whereas the full time positions do.

The role itself is generally interesting and can be quite rewarding at times. Of course the regular duties of securing areas can get monotonous, but attending to calls for assistance is generally a chance to feel good about helping someone out. Regular duty patrol is a great time to get to know the University and meet other University staff; the job can be quite social.

Duties generally include ensuring buildings are secured on time, being a visual deterrent to bike and other theft, assisting with directions, checking in with staff at various locations around Campus. Other duties that happen less frequently include responding to first aid requests, fire alarms, intrusion alarms, access requests, suspicious persons, securing safety hazards, unauthorized activity.

Like any big institution there are significant politics at play which can be frustrating and demoralizing at times but if you remember that in the end you are there to ensure a safe Campus for students, staff, and faculty, you can usually go home knowing you made a small difference somewhere.
Pros
The work feels meaningful
Cons
Takes a long, long time to have an opportunity at a full time position, The pay is high for the industry in this area, but low compared to other Universities, University politics can be defeating at times
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I went to school here, and did the Activities in my Free Time.
Notetaking Peer Recruiter (Current Employee) –  Kingston, ON26 March 2019
It was a great experience, and I learned a lot from the staff here. especially in molecular biology techniques, and any support that might be needed to accommodate students or patients.
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very good
Canada, Research Associate (Former Employee) –  ksjd, ny16 March 2019
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Great place to work bet place to be
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Kingston, Ontario12 March 2019
Queen's University is in Ontario Canada. I am having a great experience here. The payment is also fantastic and enough to make a living. I also like the city.
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Great opportunity to mentor students in a well-paying, easy going atmosphere
Statistics Teachers Assistant and Tutor (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON21 February 2019
Very rewarding and fulfilling opportunity that allows you to teach/tutor other stats students about course material. Great pay and easy going atmosphere.
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Good pay, few hours
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) –  Kingston, ON1 February 2019
As a TA, the pay is great. However, you are provided with a limited amount of hours. Overall, it is a good environment and not overly onerous to balance with school.
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I am a student here
Research Assistant and Graduate Student (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ONin18 January 2019
I am a student here and it has a balancing life and work atmosphere. The professors are highly knowledgeable and can reach out to them whenever we have queries.
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Queen's Research Labs
Research Technician (Current Employee) –  Kingston, ON15 January 2019
Queen's is a great place for employment. They offer salary, paid benefits, pension and set hours. Research positions are based on funding and grants, which means the position is not permanent to the University.
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Productive and highly efficient workplace with cheerful people!
Receptionist / Ordering Clerk (Current Employee) –  Office of the University Registrar.11 January 2019
It is a fun working for queens. People are very nice and helpful. They provide you proper training and always appreciate your hard work. Managment team is very efficient and always try to resolve the issues.
Pros
High Salary; Positive environment!:)
Cons
Hard to get a full time job:(
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ambiente di lavoro stimolante e fessibile
Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Belfast9 January 2019
la struttura è nuova, spaziosa e fornita di una solida core di imaging e genomica.
Pros
flessibile
Cons
poca stabilità
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Truly amazing place to work
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Kingston, JM11 December 2018
Great academic environment, knowledgable staff
Great working environment, great management
Friendly and supportive
Great place to work and develop professionally
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Graduate Student (Current Employee) –  Kingston, ON1 December 2018
University does not protect individual students from abusive PIs. Building conditions are old and worn down, constantly there is not enough circulation of air in the buildings causing most people to develop respiratory issues over the years. Hierarchy is controlled by politics to the point that it hinders collaborations between labs and different departments. There is a lack of support of basic research with funding going to either translational research or undergraduate courses.
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Bellissima esperienza di stage
Stage durante il progetto Erasmus+ (Former Employee) –  County Antrim7 November 2018
Ambiente ottimale per imparare a conoscere il mondo del lavoro e della ricerca scientifica
Pros
pause di giusta durata, collaborazione
Cons
no
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Excellent School
Student (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON6 November 2018
Great school culture and learning environment. A lot of experience through courses, teamwork and individual projects. I highly recommend this school for future students
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