Carleton University
3.9 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

Roseann O’Reilly Runte

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94% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Graduate students are underpaid and under appreciated

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

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

ProsThere is some incredible research being conducted in the engineering departments

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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good hours, good pay

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

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

Prosfelixible, develop relations with professors

Consstudents can blame poor performance on grading

Advice to Senior Managementthe system works as is...

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Valuable work experience

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

I worked at Carleton University part-time for more than a 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 Senior Management- Please train and pay your contract instructors more so TAs feel less overwhelmed and more supported

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Carleton University

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

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

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O.K. as a student

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

I have been working at Carleton University

ProsThey have good tools and good measurement facilities

ConsCalibration of measurement equipment could be much better.

Advice to Senior ManagementCollaboration is much better than competition in a research environment.

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Part-time Summer job at Carleton University

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

I have been working at Carleton University

ProsGreat 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.

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

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

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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

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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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I was a TA for business classes during my studies.

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

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

ProsIt was a great, flexible job that paid well during school.

ConsHours vary from week to week and you need to manage your time well.

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

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Very good and learning oriented

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

I have been working at Carleton University as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsVery good experience with Carleton as a research assistant in mechanical and aero space engineering department. The project was very exciting.

ConsPay is low but can't blame my professor for that. Limitations with respect to tools and lab equipment due to budgetary issues. Could improve the quality of work by out sourcing some projects and using NRC devices

Advice to Senior Managementn/a

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