University of Ottawa Reviews

Updated March 13, 2015
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  1. 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
  2. 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)

    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. 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

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  5. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on quality and less on quantity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 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.

  7. Great school that emphasize on student experience and focus on a bilingual experience

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    Current Employee - Development Officer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Development Officer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The bilingualism and opportunity to grow professionally

    Cons

    Expect every candidate to be bilingual which limit great professionals to obtain the job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Small Overview

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Stability if you are permanent employee

    Cons

    Unionized , salaries pegged
    Power is shared, makes it difficult to move forward new initiatives

  9. Flexible working environment

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    Former Employee - Lab Resource Worker in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Lab Resource Worker in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Ottawa part-time

    Pros

    Hours were very flexible and the environment friendly. There was ample opportunity to be self-directed.

    Cons

    Pay was very minimal and pay dates as an independent contractor were very unpredictable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Ottawa part-time

    Pros

    I got job experience as a teacher.

    Cons

    There is only contracts for fall and winter.

  11. Working with encouraging people on topics that interest me

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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 full-time (more than a 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

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