University of Waterloo
4.1 of 5 148 reviews
uwaterloo.ca Waterloo, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

University of Waterloo Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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4.1 148 reviews

                             

95% Approve of the CEO

University of Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullahpur

Feridun Hamdullahpur

(55 ratings)

92% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "flexible working hours, facilities are advanced"
    in 10 reviews
  • "great work environment for starting in the field"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "The graduate student offices in Davis Center are rather poor"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Small city and not very ideal from hard ware engineers"
    in 4 reviews
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Engineering Student at UW

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

ProsOffers a very beneficial co-op/internship program which allows you to gain valuable experience in your field and also graduate debt free.
Holds high standards for their students in terms of quality of work and academic integrity.
A few good profs (depends on your learning style).
Growing rapidly and considered one of the best engineering schools in Canada.
Plenty of resources available to students.

ConsMost of the buildings are unattractive, poor school-life balance, many of the co-op jobs available are boring (paper work, repetitive, mindless work) but depends on the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut more effort into hiring more experienced lecturers.

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

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Research Associate (Current Employee)
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

ProsDepends on your professor. I have a lot of free time for my family

ConsLow salary, but you can teach at Universities such as Waterloo, Guelph, or Conestoga college

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

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A great university for graduate student

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

I worked at University of Waterloo full-time for more than 5 years

ProsUniversity staffs are very nice and supportive to students. Provides good opportunities on campus for graduate student to earn some financial support. Provides good guidance in teaching.

ConsWork pressure depending on employer (your supervisor). Less room for students to negotiate the work load unless they are funded outside of university.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It is an awesome place to live and study

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

I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time

ProsVery good professor in Math Department

ConsNot a lots of good job opportunity in Canada and local area

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lots to learn

Student Ambassador (Current Employee)
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

ProsIf you want to work schedule lots of work time, it can be a bit difficult.

ConsVery flexible work schedule which allows to study and work at the same time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Research Associate (Current Employee)
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

Prosentrepreneurship, free to develop idea , heaven from software guys

ConsSmall city and not very ideal from hard ware engineers

Advice to Senior Managementmore interaction needed with the graduate students not just to there representatives

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

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

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

Prosco-op program for undergrads which helps to get hired right after graduation.

Consgraduates studies has less industry experience and less job opportunity.

Advice to Senior Managementshould make a co-op like opportunities for MS and PhD candidates.

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

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it is a great university ,love it and recommand everyone to join

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Waterloo

Prosgood teachers, good students, good facilities, good enviroment

Constoo much pressure, much harder than other universities,

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Does not offer much learning experience

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I worked at University of Waterloo

Prosrelatively flexible hours, low stress

Conslittle interaction, work gets repetitive

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Fantastic employer for students

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at University of Waterloo

ProsFlexible scheduling, networking opportunities, development encouraged

Conscan be very hierarchical with little transparency

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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