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University of Waterloo Reviews

Updated February 5, 2015
Updated February 5, 2015
102 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The flexibility is excellent in terms of achieving a work- life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • very reasonable pay, friendly people and work environment (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • The graduate student offices in Davis Center are rather poor (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Good place to do research

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    Great faculties, flexible hours, the university is located in a scenic place, people in the administrative sections are very amazing. Generally very positive experience about the non-academic life. Transportation is very good.

    Cons

    Not much exposure to update ourselves in our fields, not much cultural activities in the city.

  2.  

    Teaching Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    Understanding supervisors that show flexibility with duties.
    Learn from the teachers' point of view.

    Cons

    Rigid time commitments when it comes to proctoring. Weekly work load can conflict with academics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good work.

  3.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SCC in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - SCC in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The pay is good and the enviornment is suited for me. You can also take courses while working which is a plus.

    Cons

    Work could be uninteresting at times or repetitive but these occasions were rare.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place for career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    UWaterloo culture is dynamic and entrepreneurial with a student body that is ambitious and smart beyond belief. The University is also small enough to move relatively quickly (compared to larger educational institutions).

    Cons

    Very traditional and outdated systems; faculty who are not as ambitious as their students (with some exception - IQC is world class).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update the systems; hire more faculty from outside Canada.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Satisfactory

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    Great people, work-life balance is emphasized and they invest in their employees. Work-life balance has become nonexistent as workloads increase.

    Cons

    Work-life balance has become nonexistent as workloads increase. Great people, work-life balance is emphasized and they invest in their employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Student

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    I have studied many useful courses

    Cons

    Now I need a job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    This company was enjoyable to work for while providing a meaningful contribution.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructional Support Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Instructional Support Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Waterloo full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    This job provided a great opportunity to enhance my teaching skills while educating first year computer science students.

    Cons

    At times it was challenging. There were days where you were unexpectedly required to stay late due to long lines of students asking questions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the correct amount of staff for the job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Very efficient, cooperative workplace; not much social events

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

    I have been working at University of Waterloo part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - most processes are organized and efficient
    - opportunities for training and growth
    - supervisors are reasonable and understanding

    Cons

    - underestimates the amount of work for the amount of compensation
    - not many social events for employees to mingle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - host more social events

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The RA job is so fun hiere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    The supervisors are smart and helpful. There are lots of useful resource to help finish the research. The workload is not very heavy but full of fun.

    Cons

    The salary is really low in this university( compare to others). The faculty are trying to raise the base salary while the department finds every way to cut the payout

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Research Assitant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    Health coverage for you and your wife if your contract is 1 years or more
    Good position to settle in till you find something in industry
    Flexible hours (depending on prof.)

    Cons

    Low pay

    No dental converge

    The package they give is a bit poor

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