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University of Ottawa Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
65 Reviews
3.9
65 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.  

    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 an 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
  2.  

    Good place to have Work-Study job

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    • 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 an 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
  3.  

    Teaching Assistant.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Ottawa

    Pros

    Good job, less work and good environment.

    Cons

    Few of the other colleagues werent that smart or hard working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick the right people for the job,HR at Telfer doesnt really work well.

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  5.  

    Working with encouraging people on topics that interest me

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    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and working from home possible. Working under a very good supervisor who is very open to ideas and enthusiastic about outcomes. I'm being paid to further my education and work on topics that I'm very interested in, I am definitely lucky. The entire mechanical engineering department is very helpful and open, if I have questions the faculty is always helpful and willing to share their knowledge.

    Cons

    Shared basement office, outdated lab equipment, limited summer TA opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Ottawa part-time

    Pros

    Very nice and friendly people

    Cons

    You will struggle if you only know English and not French

  7.  

    Teaching Assistant

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

    I worked at University of Ottawa part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The working environment is very good. The professors are very nice. There is not much pressure. The salary is really great.

    Cons

    There were none. But the opportunity is very limited for international students.

  8.  

    Master of Applicated Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Current Employee - Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    This is a well-known university with a high level of education quality. Studying in Ottawa also provides students an opportunity to experience Canadian culture in capital city.

    Cons

    Language is the first problem, and culture difference is also a trouble to all international students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making some friends from different countries can help a lot in my opinion. Those compatriots who had lived in Canada for several years will offer international students useful advices and relevant experiences in all kinds of aspects.

  9.  

    Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Ottawa

    Pros

    it is pretty good to join

    Cons

    it gets you tired after 3 years

  10.  

    TA

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Ottawa

    Pros

    The job is only a half TA, but the workload is large. University give half TA because the class is small, but did not take the difficulty of the course into consideration.

    Cons

    Working as a TA on campus, the salary is great and the teacher is really nice. Hope I could have done the work very well to not disappoint the professor and the students.

  11.  

    Uottawa is an amazing place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Ottawa

    Pros

    nice environment and very helpful people

    Cons

    working downtown is not always easy for people living in the suburbs

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