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Phd Student/ research assistant at UW

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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 for more than 3 years

Pros

Good research experience, recognition, good industry contacts

Cons

Low pay, may not find a job after graduation, good city to live in

Recommends
Positive Outlook

Other Reviews for University of Waterloo

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    A good place to make some extra cash

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Only have to work for one month per term, on campus, employee discount for some stores on campus

    Cons

    Annoying customers (students), angry supervisor, low pay, advancement is not always based on merit, scheduled based on school schedule rather than preference, arbitrary dress code

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Graduate Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Researchers at Waterloo are well-connected to the industries
    - There are many interesting interdisciplinary research going on under different umbrella-like institutes
    - Most of the people I meet and work with are actually interested by their work, some of them are super smart too!

    Cons

    - The physical environment is somewhat austere
    - The town of Waterloo is not that interesting, if you are the sort of person who likes to do people-watching on the street

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to make the physical space as stimulating as the intellectual one

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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