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University of Waterloo Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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4.1 165 reviews

90% Approve of the CEO

University of Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullahpur

Feridun Hamdullahpur

(60 ratings)

90% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on your boss, flexible hours/time in lieu (in 12 reviews)

  • Very friendly work environment with helpful coworkers (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • while the work load is a little bit heavy, because my supervisor is quite ambitious (in 5 reviews)

  • The graduate student offices in Davis Center are rather poor (in 5 reviews)

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    Typical Government - entitled staff, no desire to achieve or provide good service

    IT Manager (Former Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsStudent energy, ability to shine with a little effort, campus is a self contained city with amenities, educational opportunities

    Constenured staff and long time employees who never work above and beyond, dated IT, mindset that "nobody is as complicated or understands what we do here", 9-5 Monday to Friday attitude in IT

    Advice to Senior Managementrevamp, get rid of old school mindset, invest in technology

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not worth the effort

    Assistant Professor (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are some very talented undergraduates. Job hours are quite flexible. Cost of living is quite low.

    ConsColleagues are very unfriendly. Compensation is mediocre, and not merit-based. Difficult to recruit good graduate students.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a good place to work as TA or RA

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    Prosnothing, my peers are very good

    ConsNo appreciation, less pay and too much work load not divided equally among staff of same level

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould deal each department on same level

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    An OK place to work

    Research Associate (Current Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    Prosgood reputation in Canada, good programs in cs and math

    ConsToo many self-important people, too many over-paid professors who barely do any work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare about your student, not only their money, and hire more devoted professors who can DO their jobs, not just TALK a lot all day.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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