Carleton University

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Carleton University Reviews

Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
31 Reviews
4.1
31 Reviews
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Carleton University President and Vice-Chancellor Roseann O’Reilly Runte
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  1.  

    One of the best! People are extremely friendly, helpful and kind.

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    Former Employee - Manager, Research  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager, Research in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Carleton University as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The utter respect that each person shows one another - from the front line cashier, to students, to employees to the Professors!

    Cons

    Unfortunately the group I worked with didn't have any further funding to continue to employ me. Each division is a like a mini company so it all depends on the amount of sales each dept. can create as each dept. funds its own employees.

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    Keep up the great atmosphere!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2.  

    Graduate studies - very good opportunities

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Carleton University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good opportunities for personal growth;

    Cons

    university administration difficult to work with - they can take 2 months reimbursing money that they over-charged students by mistake, but students are expected to provide that money within days

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  3.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - IT Help  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Help in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Carleton University part-time

    Pros

    Really flexible, lots of feedback

    Cons

    no cons with working here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A great University.

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    Current Employee - Student  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Carleton University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Carleton University offer one of the best student to professor relation I have ever heard of.

    Cons

    Could be considered as fairly small in comparison to sister school U of O. It is however very easy to get around the campus as a result of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good job.

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    Positive Outlook
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  6.  

    I am a PhD student in Carleton University

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    Current Employee - PhD Student  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Carleton University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a really beautiful university. The professors are really helpful to you for your study.

    Cons

    There are too many students now. It is really crowd now everyday.

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    Positive Outlook
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  7.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Carleton University as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice campus and friendly environment

    Cons

    Not-so-great compensation for the work required
    Little help from professors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More vision in projects will get Carleton known world-wide

  8.  

    Great facilities with access to NRC and excellent supervisor!

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Carleton University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent facilities,Great location, Good connections

    Cons

    Crowded, Some facilities are remote from university

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Carleton is highly under-rated!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carleton University

    Pros

    World-leading research, friendly and tight-knit faculty, scenic campus, highly competent and helpful admin and HR staff. Science (including computer science and math) and Engineering faculties, with which I had direct contact, are very strong

    Cons

    Reliance on government funding and grants can create financial uncertainties and headaches, and entails dealing with bureaucracy on a regular basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stronger advertising and PR campaigns would help improve Carleton's name recognition. Carleton should be a household name as one of the strongest universities in Canada, but currently is not!

    Recommends
  10.  

    Fantastic

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    Current Employee - Summer Research Student  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Summer Research Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Carleton University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Calm,quiet campus. Quite beautiful.Good Profs.

    Cons

    Small, young university. Feels far away from the rush of a intensively research driven place. Also,

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  11.  

    a great place to work

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

    I have been working at Carleton University

    Pros

    manager gets resources needed, then stays out of the way so that professionals can get the job done right. No micromanaging!

    Cons

    not in the top league as far as research universities go, so not much depth in terms of on-site collaboration, but so what- research is now global via the Internet, so this is no longer much of a hindrance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, know when to step in to get resources for your people, and when to step out so they can get the job done.

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