Carleton University

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Updated Jul 10, 2014

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4.0 30 reviews

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Carleton University President and Vice-Chancellor Roseann O’Reilly Runte

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    Carleton University

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsNice campus.
    Decent benefits.
    Fun work culture

    ConsTerrible for parking.
    Terrible pay rates.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great opportunity

    Research Analyst (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsExcellent research opportunity
    Great place to network
    Great staff

    ConsPost graduate opportunities limited
    Reputation needs improvement

    Advice to Senior ManagementExpenditures should be geared more towards better learning and better well learned professors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    good hours, good pay

    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Prosfelixible, develop relations with professors

    Consstudents can blame poor performance on grading

    Advice to Senior Managementthe system works as is...

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    Valuable work experience

    Residence Fellow/Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros- Youthful work environment
    - Looks good on the resume
    - Work you can feel good about doing because it's contributing to the education experience of others

    Cons- When working as a TA supporting courses taught by contract instructors I was often frustrated because they were thrown into their position with little preparation and there was a lot of confusion
    - When working as a residence fellow I often felt annoyed with the unnecessarily strict and subjectively evaluated programming expectations that didn't jive with the reality of the wants or needs of the students
    - Sometimes the approach of the institution toward students, staff and faculty felt a little too profit-driven for a place of learning -- I felt the quality of the educational experience being provided by the school was sometimes compromised by the amount of students the school wanted to admit into its programs and residence buildings without the proper space, staff or resources to accommodate increased numbers (e.g. new residence buildings were built without new senior residents or onsite counselors being hired or cafeteria space being added)

    Advice to Senior Management- Please train and pay your contract instructors more so TAs feel less overwhelmed and more supported

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe main focus is that it is pretty much a research based project that I am working on and I am improving day by day.

    ConsBasically, the downsides are not that much at carleton university. Sometimes, the lab is crowded and people are chatting so it is hard to focus.

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    O.K. as a student

    PhD Researcher (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsThey have good tools and good measurement facilities

    ConsCalibration of measurement equipment could be much better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCollaboration is much better than competition in a research environment.

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    Part-time Summer job at Carleton University

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat Management and feedback, flexible hours, access to university services, beautiful campus. Room for progress and promotion, career advice services and opportunity to learn more about university before attending it.

    ConsNear minimum wage (but what can you expect from a part-time summer job anyway), Small team overloaded with work some times

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to advertise more about the opportunities available on campus, as much as you do on the off-campus ones

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