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Research Assistant

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

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

Pros

Provides excellent research opportunity, funding, and great opportunity to learn.

Cons

Have to spend a lot of time on TA activities.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

TA time should be reduced.

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    A fun and relaxing workplace atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HRMS Project Assistant  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - HRMS Project Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Working for the University has its pros. The workplace atmosphere is very relaxed and the people you work with are awesome.

    Since you are already here at the University you have the opportunity to take classes (if your employer agrees) and other development courses in leadership etc.

    Cons

    The University pays their students based on their own salary's depending on faculty and year. It is not bad pay but I believe you would get paid more working for a company outside the university.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay and always consider allowing students to take at least 1 course during their coop. Also give them that extra time to focus on their work-report and PD courses too!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Researcher

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Co-op programs, cutting edge research, state of the art facilities, co-operation with other research and teaching centers, top level researchers,

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, lack of professional managers, insufficient amount of administrative and mechanical staff consequently increasing the length for completion of work around campus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more pro-active and transparent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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