University of Ottawa Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Enjoyed working at uOttawa

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    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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    working while going to school, you know, not bad. It's a good school, and a good place to live.

    Cons

    lots of paperwork. Hard to navigate finding all the forms, if your nice to the admins they help a lot.

    Advice to Management

    With such a diverse crowd of employees and students I don't know what they could do. I would make teaching and management courses mandatory for profs.

  2. satisfactory experience working as a research assistant while attending law school

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked as a graduate research assistant for one of the law professors while attending law school. The work was very interesting - assisting case law research work for a professor who was writing a book on a legal topic. The professor was helpful in providing directions and feedback.

    Cons

    There is none. The work was very interesting, the schedule very flexible and the professor provided timely feedback and a lot of encouragement.

    Advice to Management

    This is a great way to financially assisting law students while providing them interesting work and expanding their experience in the legal profession.

  3. 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

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  5. Student Job

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    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.

  6. Good Salary

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Increase the salary according to students' tuition fee

  7. Quite good atmosphere and helpful colleagues

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    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  8. 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)

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

    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 Management

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

  9. Good place to have Work-Study job

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.

  10. Research Assistant

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    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

  11. It's a good and cozy environment.

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

    I have been working at University of Ottawa as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of francophones which make university life easier. Lots of TA positions recently.

    Cons

    Overcrowded classes and courses.
    If you don't know French you'll be screwed!

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on quality and less on quantity.

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