University of Ottawa
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Opened my eyes to the relationship and differences between Government, Private industry and Academia

Management (Former Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

ProsFascinating work with highly educated and motivated people. The benefits are fantastic including access to fitness facilities, tuition benefit for yourself and dependents, medical plan with 100% prescription coverage, Christmas break shut down in addition to vacation time etc...

ConsThe salaries are very low as compared to other employers.
While the majority of people were fantastic to work with there were a strong contingent who had graduated from there and have spent their entire careers there with no outside experience. Those individuals have moved up the chain together and are inhibiting true growth and progress due to lack of a broader perspective. The phrase "we've always done it this way" should be a red flag for upper management but in this case they make up a significant portion of the upper management.

Advice to Senior ManagementShake up your management especially in the IT group. The "yes" people who tell you what you want to hear are not the people that you need on board.
Take action to forge a better relationship between the faculties and equally with the services.
Revisit your hiring practices to allow management to hire the best fit rather than just whomever has the highest seniority. You want to be change makers but your current hiring practices often prevent you from bringing in the talent you need to do that.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent employer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at University of Ottawa

    Pros: Good employer and good union. The wage per hour… Cons: Again, the wage is high but the allocated hours are few. The work… More



    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at University of Ottawa

    Pros: Great colleagues and manager. Flexible hours if you are studying… Cons: Pay was not always on time More
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