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University of Ottawa Reviews in Canada

Updated February 12, 2015
Updated February 12, 2015
64 Reviews
3.9
64 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours and working from home possible (in 4 reviews)

  • Good benefits and easy to move up (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Power is shared, makes it difficult to move forward new initiatives (in 3 reviews)

  • Those individuals have moved up the chain together and are inhibiting true growth and progress due to lack of a broader perspective (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Position of teaching assistant/ marker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Ottawa

    Pros

    Easy application process for students. Good pay compared to most other opportunities available to students.

    Cons

    Short contracts given, need to apply every semester unless maybe you know the professor very well.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Research Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Ottawa

    Pros

    very good opportunity to build your resume for applying to graduate school. very good pay compared to other part-time jobs that normally hire students.

    Cons

    you need to know the professor very well before he/she would hire you for a project, because they usually just hire their graduate students and usually there is not very many positions for undergraduate students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the work culture really depends on your supervisor. some professors are very friendly, and you will become very good friends with them.

  3.  

    Student Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Ottawa part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working experience. Flexible working time and reasonable pay.

    Cons

    It's just a student job and there is no possibility to continue it after graduation.

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  5.  

    Part time Application and Web Developer at Student Academic Success Services

    Current Employee - Applications and Web Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Applications and Web Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Ottawa part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Convenient if you are a student since it's on campus
    - Good if you want to learn some PHP
    - Very friendly environment
    - Very flexible supervisors
    - Your ideas will be heared

    Cons

    - You will encounter bad coding practices
    - The team is not solid because they hire part time students who end up leaving
    - Needs stronger leadership

  6.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Ottawa

    Pros

    location, accessibility are two important elements to the favor of the university as a workplace. there are so many facilities on campus to the benefit of the staff and students

    Cons

    you need to be bilingual for most jobs, it would be have been much better if all posted jobs would be open to external candidates, not just internal ones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people need to be able to access more facilities on their time off, that should be extended too

  7.  

    Good Salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Ottawa as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    You can receive a very good pay by working as Teacing Assistant at University of Ottawa

    Cons

    You need to meet the predefined deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the salary according to students' tuition fee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Quite good atmosphere and helpful colleagues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Ottawa part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Colleagues in this university are very nice and they are kindly to help you to figure out some problems.

    Cons

    Sorry, I do really think that It is worth working in Ottawa U

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Grad student researcher

    Current Contractor - Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Ottawa as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some profs are well known in their fields. The campus is in a nice location and the city is quiet chill.

    Cons

    Excessive bureaucracy. Administration staff members are very rude in all departments of the university (they have no idea about customer service). Grad students are under-appreciated by the management and have to pay outrageous tuition fees. Upper management prefers to pursue superficial PR campaigns rather than initiatives that improve student experiences at the university

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop prioritizing bilingualism over customer service training for your administration staff. Treat your grad students better; they enhance the university's reputation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to have Work-Study job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Ottawa part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice place to work, supervisors are easy to get along with and provide helpful insight regarding all job related questions. I have learned a lot.

    Cons

    You will meet the problem you will meet in all the rest of world. You may meet some guys who are really selfish.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Research Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Ottawa full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    was a member just recently graduated from Viva. A best place for Computer Vision students and its been great due to the fact that the work and study atmosphere is different than other similar places.

    Cons

    high tuition fee and normal salary can make it difficult to handle ur expenses,
    sometimes it's a worst place to do study and research

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