Carleton University

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Carleton University Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
31 Reviews
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31 Reviews
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  1.  

    One of the best! People are extremely friendly, helpful and kind.

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    Former Employee - Manager, Research  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager, Research in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Carleton University as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The utter respect that each person shows one another - from the front line cashier, to students, to employees to the Professors!

    Cons

    Unfortunately the group I worked with didn't have any further funding to continue to employ me. Each division is a like a mini company so it all depends on the amount of sales each dept. can create as each dept. funds its own employees.

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    Keep up the great atmosphere!

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Part Time Student

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

    I worked at Carleton University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Really great part time work for current students because they are very accommodating of your class schedule.

    Cons

    - Work was kind of boring.

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    Carleton University

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Carleton University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice campus.
    Decent benefits.
    Fun work culture

    Cons

    Terrible for parking.
    Terrible pay rates.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Gained valuable experience working as a CSTAC TA!

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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 for less than a year

    Pros

    You learn the material better when you are teaching.
    Good pay for a Bachelor's Comp. Sci. student.

    Cons

    Little time to prepare for office hours for five courses (CSTAC TAs only).
    SOME professors do not collaborate with the TAs enough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great research internship in engineering department at university.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant, Department of Electronics, Carleton  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant, Department of Electronics, Carleton in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Carleton University as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good opportunity to gain relevant experience in field and work closely with professors on their research work. Found I learned much in how research is conducted as well. Both my supervisor and colleagues were very friendly and a joy to work with.

    Cons

    Felt at the start that it was task-by-task work, with little option for us interns to try out new ways of solving problems. (This only came towards the end, when we had more experience in the field.)

    Recommends
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  7.  

    It provides a great learning experience.

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

    I worked at Carleton University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment, including great people/colleagues and great city.

    Cons

    The facilities could use some upgrade within the department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  8.  

    Great opportunity

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Carleton University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent research opportunity
    Great place to network
    Great staff

    Cons

    Post graduate opportunities limited
    Reputation needs improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expenditures should be geared more towards better learning and better well learned professors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  9.  

    Graduate studies - very good opportunities

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Carleton University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good opportunities for personal growth;

    Cons

    university administration difficult to work with - they can take 2 months reimbursing money that they over-charged students by mistake, but students are expected to provide that money within days

    Recommends
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  10.  

    Great opportunity with National Research Connections

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

    I worked at Carleton University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities for experience, great location. Supportive environment.

    Cons

    Work space could do with upgrading

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - IT Help  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Help in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Carleton University part-time

    Pros

    Really flexible, lots of feedback

    Cons

    no cons with working here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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