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Research assistant

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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 (more than 5 years)

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

very good reputation, strong background in Computer science, maths and engineering. Small city, but harmonious and comfortable circumstance. diversity cultural background.

Cons

not very good benefits, low payment compared with other universities in Ontario. Less TA opportunities and payment as well. not very well organized. Not as good as the university itself claims.

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  1. It is challenging but worthy.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time

    Pros

    I accumulated a wealth of experience and successfully received a PhD degree . My research ability was significantly enhanced.

    Cons

    The pay was not high compared to similar positions in other institutions, and the working environment was slightly monotonous.

  2. Could be better.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The resources and facilities are adequate.

    Cons

    The support for postdoctoral fellows is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Can be more active in helping the postdoctoral fellows to get more comfortable.

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