Carleton University
4.0 of 5 23 reviews
www.carleton.ca Ottawa, Canada 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Apr 16, 2014

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Carleton University President and Vice-Chancellor Roseann O’Reilly Runte

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94% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to work

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

I have been working at Carleton University part-time

ProsReally flexible, lots of feedback

Consno cons with working here

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great University.

Student (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Carleton University part-time for more than 3 years

ProsCarleton University offer one of the best student to professor relation I have ever heard of.

ConsCould be considered as fairly small in comparison to sister school U of O. It is however very easy to get around the campus as a result of this.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I am a PhD student in Carleton University

PhD Student (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Carleton University full-time for more than a year

ProsIt is a really beautiful university. The professors are really helpful to you for your study.

ConsThere are too many students now. It is really crowd now everyday.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Carleton University as a contractor for more than a year

ProsNice campus and friendly environment

ConsNot-so-great compensation for the work required
Little help from professors

Advice to Senior ManagementMore vision in projects will get Carleton known world-wide

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Great facilities with access to NRC and excellent supervisor!

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Carleton University part-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent facilities,Great location, Good connections

ConsCrowded, Some facilities are remote from university

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fantastic

Summer Research Student (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Carleton University full-time for less than a year

ProsCalm,quiet campus. Quite beautiful.Good Profs.

ConsSmall, young university. Feels far away from the rush of a intensively research driven place. Also,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Carleton is highly under-rated!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Carleton University

ProsWorld-leading research, friendly and tight-knit faculty, scenic campus, highly competent and helpful admin and HR staff. Science (including computer science and math) and Engineering faculties, with which I had direct contact, are very strong

ConsReliance on government funding and grants can create financial uncertainties and headaches, and entails dealing with bureaucracy on a regular basis

Advice to Senior ManagementStronger advertising and PR campaigns would help improve Carleton's name recognition. Carleton should be a household name as one of the strongest universities in Canada, but currently is not!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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a great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Carleton University

Prosmanager gets resources needed, then stays out of the way so that professionals can get the job done right. No micromanaging!

Consnot in the top league as far as research universities go, so not much depth in terms of on-site collaboration, but so what- research is now global via the Internet, so this is no longer much of a hindrance

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work, know when to step in to get resources for your people, and when to step out so they can get the job done.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great opportunity with National Research Connections

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

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

ProsOpportunities for experience, great location. Supportive environment.

ConsWork space could do with upgrading

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to study

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsNice environment, high-end research activities, well-known professors

ConsShortage of buildings and classes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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