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University of Waterloo Reviews

Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
210 Reviews
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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.  

    Excellent place to work as coop student

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

    I worked at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    Gain tremendous experience working with professors and graduate students

    Cons

    Being able to think on a level of graduate student.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Post-doctoral fellow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    The university has strong engineering faculties. Working here means it is likely to find well-known researchers to discuss and collaborate.

    Cons

    So far I have been quite satisfied with the university. For me there are no real cons for the moment.

  3.  

    It's a good place to study computer science and all related field

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    Competitive students, great professors. Great working lab.

    Cons

    Math and Computer Science building is relatively old

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come to uWaterloo!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Procurement and Contract Services Administrator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people in the Procurement Department. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. No politics at all from what I could tell. 9-5 job and i barely worked any overtime. Work - Life balance was great.

    Cons

    I think the only con I would say that it was during the time of the economic issues and my role could not progress as much as it could. Which is rather unfortunate as I enjoyed my time there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None required. I had a great manager and director.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great environment! Nice People!

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Waterloo as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    A very nice place to work. Everyone is super nice and I definitely enjoy interacting with students and faculties. Great!

    Cons

    Quite a bit of a commute as I don't own a car.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Waterloo as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent working conditions, Very good staff members, Very good library, and moreover a very good campus

    Cons

    I didnt fins any Cons

    Recommends
  8.  

    It was completely relaxed and an amazing place to work!

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    Former Employee - WCMS Migration and Support Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - WCMS Migration and Support Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Waterloo as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - work-life balance
    - good pay

    Cons

    no time off
    not great for promotions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Prestigious University

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    Current Employee - Grad Student in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Grad Student in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    University of Waterloo is one of the best universities in North America being constantly ranked first as the most innovative Canadian university.
    It has a huge campus and great facilities with most of the labs and classrooms being modern and well maintained.
    You get to see people from all over the world getting together and enjoying undergrad life. Courses are demanding, time consuming and challenging, but you have the satisfaction of being part of a high end environment.

    Cons

    Tuition might be higher compared to other universities, but it offers the co-op terms so that one can earn money while studying.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent University

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

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

    Pros

    Nice professor, good environment for startup companies.

    Cons

    Courses are not very challenging and Waterloo is freezingly code

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good experience, learn a lot from here

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

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

    Pros

    heavy workload and lots of stuff to do

    Cons

    nice environment and a great many opportunity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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