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Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
51 Reviews

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  1.  

    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)

    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
  2.  

    Great Work-Study Job on uOttawa campus

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Writing Advisor  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Writing Advisor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    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
  3.  

    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)

    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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  5.  

    Materials development and characrterization, training

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

    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
  6.  

    Student Service Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  7.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    regular hours, benefits, pension, salary, nice campus

    Cons

    need to speak French or this University won't even look at your resume

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Research Assistant

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

    Pros

    Good working experience. Working time is flexible and working load is not heavy. If you want to work for a company for a long time..i would say this is it

    Cons

    I am giving a very neutral observation as I am not one of the many disgruntled employees, I am actually one of the 'content' ones. Salaries are super unbalanced and not fair within the province.

  9.  

    Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Projects, Great Opportunities. A lot of industry participation

    Cons

    Pay is not so great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Benefits Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cosy, friendly and fun environment

    Cons

    Nothing really to say ..

  11.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Good Pay as a student

    Cons

    There is not so much cons

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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