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Carleton University Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
37 Reviews
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  1.  

    Graduate students are underpaid and under appreciated

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

    I have been working at Carleton University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is some incredible research being conducted in the engineering departments

    Cons

    Antiquated facilities, terrible offices, limited (if any) introductory training on available resources

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  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 (less than an 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.

  3.  

    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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice campus.
    Decent benefits.
    Fun work culture

    Cons

    Terrible for parking.
    Terrible pay rates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 (more than an 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
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good hours, good pay

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

    I have been working at Carleton University as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    felixible, develop relations with professors

    Cons

    students can blame poor performance on grading

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the system works as is...

  7.  

    Valuable work experience

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    Former Employee - Residence Fellow/Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Residence Fellow/Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Carleton University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Youthful work environment
    - Looks good on the resume
    - Work you can feel good about doing because it's contributing to the education experience of others

    Cons

    - When working as a TA supporting courses taught by contract instructors I was often frustrated because they were thrown into their position with little preparation and there was a lot of confusion
    - When working as a residence fellow I often felt annoyed with the unnecessarily strict and subjectively evaluated programming expectations that didn't jive with the reality of the wants or needs of the students
    - Sometimes the approach of the institution toward students, staff and faculty felt a little too profit-driven for a place of learning -- I felt the quality of the educational experience being provided by the school was sometimes compromised by the amount of students the school wanted to admit into its programs and residence buildings without the proper space, staff or resources to accommodate increased numbers (e.g. new residence buildings were built without new senior residents or onsite counselors being hired or cafeteria space being added)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Please train and pay your contract instructors more so TAs feel less overwhelmed and more supported

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carleton University

    Pros

    The main focus is that it is pretty much a research based project that I am working on and I am improving day by day.

    Cons

    Basically, the downsides are not that much at carleton university. Sometimes, the lab is crowded and people are chatting so it is hard to focus.

  9.  

    O.K. as a student

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    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Carleton University

    Pros

    They have good tools and good measurement facilities

    Cons

    Calibration of measurement equipment could be much better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Collaboration is much better than competition in a research environment.

  10.  

    Part-time Summer job at Carleton University

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

    I have been working at Carleton University

    Pros

    Great Management and feedback, flexible hours, access to university services, beautiful campus. Room for progress and promotion, career advice services and opportunity to learn more about university before attending it.

    Cons

    Near minimum wage (but what can you expect from a part-time summer job anyway), Small team overloaded with work some times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to advertise more about the opportunities available on campus, as much as you do on the off-campus ones

  11.  

    Good education experience

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

    I have been working at Carleton University

    Pros

    Nice environment. The experience depends on your supervisor though, but mine was good.
    High TA hourly payments.
    Good life/work balance

    Cons

    Highest tuition ever! As an international student you have to pay more than $21,000 per year! If you can become domestic, like me, you then pay around $8,000 per year, which is a huge jump in a student's life!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lower the tuition.
    more related courses

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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