Carleton University Reviews

Updated June 8, 2015
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Carleton University President and Vice-Chancellor Roseann O’Reilly Runte
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Pros
  • The work life balance is good as well and there is flexibility with taking time off or working from out of town for short periods (in 3 reviews)

  • Opportunities for experience, great location (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Little time to prepare for office hours for five courses (CSTAC TAs only) (in 2 reviews)

  • SOME professors do not collaborate with the TAs enough (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Summer Front-Desk Receptionist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Carleton University full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Carleton University has vibrant student-oriented atmosphere that encourages its employee and students to achieve excellence in the work they do. This comes from efficient and effective management and inter-department cooperation.

    Cons

    Occasionally there was some disagreement between management and staff. The necessity of meeting certain targets and budget constraints seemed to be the source of unpopular management decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in tune with your employees needs and unsure that you are aware of the difficulties that can arise when certain decisions are made.


  2. Software Developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carleton University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Wages, felxiable hours relazed

    Cons

    Slow process, hard to get all parties involved.


  3. Awesome Environment to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are lots of projects to work on and each project is different from the other. People you work with are also very awesome

    Cons

    Yet to find a con.


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  5. contract instructor

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    Former Employee - Ontario in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Ontario in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Carleton University

    Pros

    good support from the department. previous instructor will help to initialize the teaching.

    Cons

    almost no cons. always notice student feedback. they will complaint to the department for a minor issue.

    Advice to Management

    Good management, from the view of a contract instructor. Maybe long term faculties will have different opinions.


  6. Teaching assitant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carleton University

    Pros

    Professors are very nice. Salary is high

    Cons

    Can only work 10 hours/week


  7. Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Carleton University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    CUPE4600 is a very good organization. Lots of benefits.

    Cons

    Can only work 10 hours as a TA

    Advice to Management

    Rasise Salary


  8. 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 Carleton University part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was good, consistent, employer treated me well.

    Cons

    Lots of hours, which wasn't easy with a full schedule


  9. teaching assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carleton University

    Pros

    Good salary at this job

    Cons

    Less hours at this work


  10. research

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carleton University

    Pros

    great place great people great everything

    Cons

    not good organized and bad food


  11. Great experiences and learning

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MASc Student, Aerospace Engineering in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - MASc Student, Aerospace Engineering in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Carleton University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great selection of relevant aerospace courses
    Industry connections

    Cons

    Not a lot of collaboration between different engineering departments, and even between professors, meaning that some overlapping research occurs

    Advice to Management

    Promote collaboration between Professors and between departments



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