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University of Ottawa Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
65 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours and working from home possible (in 4 reviews)

  • Good benefits and easy to move up (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Power is shared, makes it difficult to move forward new initiatives (in 3 reviews)

  • Those individuals have moved up the chain together and are inhibiting true growth and progress due to lack of a broader perspective (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Student Job

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

    I have been working at University of Ottawa part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good working experience. Flexible working time and reasonable pay.

    Cons

    It's just a student job and there is no possibility to continue it after graduation.

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    Good Salary

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Ottawa as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can receive a very good pay by working as Teacing Assistant at University of Ottawa

    Cons

    You need to meet the predefined deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the salary according to students' tuition fee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Research Assistant

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

    I worked at University of Ottawa full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    was a member just recently graduated from Viva. A best place for Computer Vision students and its been great due to the fact that the work and study atmosphere is different than other similar places.

    Cons

    high tuition fee and normal salary can make it difficult to handle ur expenses,
    sometimes it's a worst place to do study and research

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    Great school that emphasize on student experience and focus on a bilingual experience

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    Current Employee - Development Officer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Development Officer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Ottawa full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The bilingualism and opportunity to grow professionally

    Cons

    Expect every candidate to be bilingual which limit great professionals to obtain the job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Flexible working environment

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    Former Employee - Lab Resource Worker in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Lab Resource Worker in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Ottawa part-time

    Pros

    Hours were very flexible and the environment friendly. There was ample opportunity to be self-directed.

    Cons

    Pay was very minimal and pay dates as an independent contractor were very unpredictable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work as support staff

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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 University of Ottawa as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Worked on a term contract with the University Library. There is a strong body of leadership, an openess to trying new things, and a desire for even their short-term employees to grow on the job.

    Cons

    Cultural interta. There is some difficulty to having the org adapt to new technology. Still uses Libguides, for example. This is the only example I can thing of, and in no way should be a make-or-break thing. I had a fantastic time working for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course, but beware the looming fiscal crisis.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Work-Study Job on uOttawa campus

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    Former Employee - Writing Advisor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Writing Advisor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Ottawa as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice place to work - supervisors are easy to get along with and provide helpful insight regarding all job related questions. I considered myself a strong writer before I obtained this position but learned a lot on the job. Great way to interact with and assist other students.

    Cons

    Not allowed to be on a laptop while on duty - even if there are no students in the center. Makes it difficult to make the time go by as shifts are usually 3 times a week for 3 hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Not well payed but good experience

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

    I worked at University of Ottawa full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get familiar with industry, can find good connections among the profs and staff

    Cons

    not well payed, not many profs with good connections in industry

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    Materials development and characrterization, training

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

    I worked at University of Ottawa part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working in an academic environment is very challenging as evrything is tracked and evaluated. Time and budget are very tied.

    Cons

    You need to be inovative; lot of researches are required need to develop specific skills in any field of expertise that you useful to your project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Onsider integration of coss-functional projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Student Service Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Ottawa part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible hours and scheduling, autonomous work environment, excellent training and support for new employees

    Cons

    Year-over-year turnover of employees makes it difficult to develop long-lasting teams and relationships; pay isn't great but typical for the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The nature of these positions is what it is, but the development of better SOPs and operating manuals would make consistency easier to maintain from year to year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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