University of Waterloo Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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University of Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullahpur
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Pros
  • The flexibility is excellent in terms of achieving a work- life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • great work environment for starting in the field (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • heavy pressure, heavy work load (in 5 reviews)

  • Low salary for RA/TA ( way lower than minimum published by grad studies for full financial aid) (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Great work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Waterloo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Waterloo in a great city to live, safe environment, nice people.

    Cons

    Staff working in ECE department are the worst ever ones I have seen in my entire life. A bunch of old ladies who think don't respect other employees and students.


  2. Teaching Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Waterloo part-time

    Pros

    Good pay for total number of hours done

    Cons

    Work can come all at once


  3. Graduate research assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    very good environment to work in

    Cons

    I cant think of any cons


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  5. Manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, Good people, Nice environment

    Cons

    Almost nothing. Maybe location is a little far from Toronto


  6. Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Waterloo part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best I can think of. Not too much work and good money.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.


  7. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Waterloo (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture good education sources

    Cons

    there is no bad sides in Uwaterloo

    Advice to Management

    Management is very good.


  8. University of Waterloo

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Waterloo (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Waterloo campus has a safe, friendly environment. The people here are very nice and professional.

    Cons

    Waterloo is boring city, there is not a lot of things you can do during the weekend


  9. UW

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was good. I enjoyed it. It was fun. It was fantastic. Very good experience.

    Cons

    Nothing really bad about my experience.


  10. Really good university

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time

    Pros

    UW is a very good university

    Cons

    courses for grad student are not good enough

    Advice to Management

    keep calm and go forward!


  11. good enough for junior worker

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time

    Pros

    problems are normally easy to handle, seniors are willing to offer help when you have questions, pretty good salary, individual office, nice colleagues.

    Cons

    lacking of diversification makes daily work boring,



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