University of Ottawa
3.8 of 5 39 reviews
www.uottawa.ca Ottawa, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

University of Ottawa Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
University of Ottawa – Ottawa – “Morrisette Library”

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3.8 39 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

University of Ottawa Chancellor Michaëlle Jean

Michaëlle Jean

(10 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Un satisfied

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Ottawa

ProsNot many good things to say.

ConsLimited growth, no opportunities to learn.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo genuine research done.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Appearance is everything

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Ottawa

ProsWorking with intelligent people, great benefits and a beautiful campus to work in.

ConsA culture of nepotism + low pay = very mediocre management and senior staff

Advice to Senior ManagementStart hiring leaders who are interested in collective goals for the institution instead of your golf buddies

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was a great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I have been working at University of Ottawa full-time for more than 10 years

ProsStable - mostly, rarely is anyone ever laid off.

Conspoor advancement opportunities - unless politically connected.

Advice to Senior ManagementI think many of the management are self-serving and lack client focus ( students are the clients).

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The money is good, but can you handle the drone treatment every day?

Transit Special Constable (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I have been working at University of Ottawa

ProsSalary, pension, benefits, unions. Educational opportunities, training, nice city to work and raise your family in.

ConsPoor morale, management doesn't support it's workers, clients sense of entitlement

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize people's contributions and achievements...praise is FREE!!!!

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Know why you want to work in an academic environment.

Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I worked at University of Ottawa

ProsWork in a research environment, independent.

ConsLow compensation, low working hours, no respect when moving to industry.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave a clear goal and execute the plan.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place for study, too loose for research

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I have been working at University of Ottawa full-time for more than 3 years

ProsA good place to study. Most professors are nice people.

Consthe research is not very active in this university

Advice to Senior Managementencourage scientific researches

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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not bad

Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I worked at University of Ottawa full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCompensation, diversity and benefits. Equipment is new and not an issue. Working hours are flexible and the staff re very helpful.

Consvery stressful and unprofessional supervisor, had many problems with him. Some of my colleagues chose to give up and leave, those who stayed regret it!

Advice to Senior Managementkeep an eye on supervisors and their behavior towards the students !

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Research assistant

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at University of Ottawa

ProsThe management team and administrative staff are all very nice. However, for the research assistant job, the experience really depends on your thesis supervisor. Some professors are really helpful and understanding.
It gives you valuable experience. If you only take courses, it is difficult to find a good job after graduation.

ConsFor master's student, course-based usually takes less time than thesis-based. We have to stay in lab during summer. Some professors will not allow students to get an internship. If you still want an internship, it may takes you at least 2.5-3 years to graduate.
In my opinion, internship experience is more important for finding jobs than RA.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is fine. It is difficult to take actions to some terrible professors.

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Good job, slow movement

Web Project Assistant (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

ProsGood salary and benefits
Very good for family life
Continuous Improvement

ConsLots of regulations
Takes time for project to be done because of dense administrative structure

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Long hours, little money

Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I have been working at University of Ottawa full-time for more than 5 years

ProsPeople are friendly to work with.

ConsParking is expensive and not included in salary.
No advancement possibilities unless you are bilingual

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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