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Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
52 Reviews
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    Working with encouraging people on topics that interest me

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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 University of Ottawa full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours and working from home possible. Working under a very good supervisor who is very open to ideas and enthusiastic about outcomes. I'm being paid to further my education and work on topics that I'm very interested in, I am definitely lucky. The entire mechanical engineering department is very helpful and open, if I have questions the faculty is always helpful and willing to share their knowledge.

    Cons

    Shared basement office, outdated lab equipment, limited summer TA opportunities.

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    Nice people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Ottawa part-time

    Pros

    Very nice and friendly people

    Cons

    You will struggle if you only know English and not French

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    Teaching Assistant

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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 part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The working environment is very good. The professors are very nice. There is not much pressure. The salary is really great.

    Cons

    There were none. But the opportunity is very limited for international students.

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    Master of Applicated Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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

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

    Pros

    This is a well-known university with a high level of education quality. Studying in Ottawa also provides students an opportunity to experience Canadian culture in capital city.

    Cons

    Language is the first problem, and culture difference is also a trouble to all international students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making some friends from different countries can help a lot in my opinion. Those compatriots who had lived in Canada for several years will offer international students useful advices and relevant experiences in all kinds of aspects.

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    Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Ottawa

    Pros

    it is pretty good to join

    Cons

    it gets you tired after 3 years

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    TA

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Ottawa

    Pros

    The job is only a half TA, but the workload is large. University give half TA because the class is small, but did not take the difficulty of the course into consideration.

    Cons

    Working as a TA on campus, the salary is great and the teacher is really nice. Hope I could have done the work very well to not disappoint the professor and the students.

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    Uottawa is an amazing place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Ottawa

    Pros

    nice environment and very helpful people

    Cons

    working downtown is not always easy for people living in the suburbs

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    As a graduate student, it was a nice University to stay

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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 part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Well, it was just a graduate position, as far as I remember no trouble at all.

    Cons

    The secretary responses are very slow. Need some patient to deal with them.

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    Good salary and interesting research

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Ottawa

    Pros

    1. Have the resources to find research paper easily
    2. Most professor are easy to be with.

    Cons

    1. Campus don't have enough rooms for student.
    2. Library are very cloudy

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    Flexible and Growing

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant - Student Contract  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Program Assistant - Student Contract in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Ottawa as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great flexibility of tasks, autonomy and role. You have the opportunity to work on many projects outside your job description if you show an interest.

    Cons

    Too many employees are French only, discouraging to Canadians. A lot of red tape decisions even for the smallest approval of procurement or sourcing.

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