University of Ottawa Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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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)

  • need to speak French or this University won't even look at your resume (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Great learning experience

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Ottawa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The bilingualism, location, and good learning experience and environment, great colleagues.

    Cons

    Bililingualism can pose challenges sometimes..


  2. Excellent work environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Liaison Year I in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Liaison Year I in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Ottawa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and easy to move up.

    Cons

    No bonuses given and raise are never big

    Advice to Management

    Good in general


  3. Good salary and interesting research

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Ottawa

    Pros

    1. Have the resources to find research paper easily 2. Most professor are easy to be with.

    Cons

    1. Campus don't have enough rooms for student. 2. Library are very cloudy


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  5. As a graduate student, it was a nice University to stay

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Ottawa part-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Well, it was just a graduate position, as far as I remember no trouble at all.

    Cons

    The secretary responses are very slow. Need some patient to deal with them.


  6. Uottawa is an amazing place to work

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    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


  7. 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.


  8. 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


  9. 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 a 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 Management

    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.


  10. Teaching Assistant

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    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 a 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.


  11. 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



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