University of Guelph

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University of Guelph Reviews in Toronto, ON

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
49 Reviews
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University of Guelph President and Vice-Chancellor Alastair J. S. Summerlee
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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Guelph full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Personal development, salary, work environment, mgt is genuine, students are better than most other programs in the area, food on campus is amazing, education is normally the focus (even of mgt, unless risk aversion is included in a decision)

    Cons

    Location (Guelph is too far from Toronto, small town environment lacks culture), Union environment creates negativity where there doesn't need to be any, the rules from mgt often lack a learning focus, risk aversion is over the top - I am all for it, but not to this level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the focus on education. We are beginning to falter and take a risk averse, anti-learning approach to decision-making. Let's keep the students as our focus and make decisions based on students' best interests.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good work environment

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Guelph part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked with lots of great people, a very beautiful campus, mostly modern buildings, the campus is central i the city and close to downtown but also good for commuting, very clean and beautiful grounds.

    Cons

    The parking is very expensive for Guelph, the motivation in the workers can sometimes be lackluster due to security in jobs and lack of incentives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide some incentives to make people work harder, more motivation. Most people do the bare-minimum. Classic problem with government/public sector employees

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    University of Guelph best in hospitality eleven years running

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    Current Employee - Food Service in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Food Service in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Guelph part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Chefs are personable and communicate with staff
    Schedules are set and constant
    Benefits include medical, dental, bus pass subsidy

    Cons

    Starting a position at the beginning of the semester is stressful for everyone as the new students flood in and have as many questions as do the new hires!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great memories + a Degree

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

    I have been working at University of Guelph as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment, beautiful city, lovely people. Everyone on Campus is very helpful

    Cons

    low pay but then again I was a student.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great but

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Guelph full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment.
    Great projects that I worked on.
    Great people whom I worked with.

    Cons

    Salary is less compared to other places

    Recommends
  7.  

    A Great Place to Study & Work

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Guelph full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Beautiful, small campus that gives you the feeling of being part of a community. One of the most research intensive universities in Canada.

    Cons

    Not the university to go to if you're looking for a lot of cultural diversity. Some areas around the downtown area are not the nicest to live in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great working environment - lab research, grad studies

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

    I have been working at University of Guelph as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some great professors to work for and the generally the hours are flexible and up to the student/researcher. The city is quite nice and quaint. Very close to other major city centres along the highway. Great city for doing outdoors activities.

    Cons

    The pay is not great, but this depends on the graduate program and the advisor. Proper research funding is sometimes hard to come by.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Research associate

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

    I have been working at University of Guelph full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom of speech, flexibility, leaning environment

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for long-term employment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent medium-sized university

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    Former Employee - NSERC Intern in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - NSERC Intern in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Guelph as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice environment, good school, smart people

    Cons

    Not much else to do there but study.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire teaching professors for their teaching ability.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It is nice to work in this university ,nice people ,nice enviroment

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Guelph full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    IT HAS FLEXIBILITY IN JOB

    Cons

    THE SALARY FOR POST DOC HASNT CHANGED FOR YEARS

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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