University of Waterloo

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University of Waterloo Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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4.1 164 reviews

90% Approve of the CEO

University of Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullahpur

Feridun Hamdullahpur

(60 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on your boss, flexible hours/time in lieu(in 12 reviews)

  • Very friendly work environment with helpful coworkers(in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • while the work load is a little bit heavy, because my supervisor is quite ambitious(in 5 reviews)

  • The graduate student offices in Davis Center are rather poor(in 5 reviews)

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    Grad studies at University of Waterloo

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

    ProsDepending on the supervisor and department the experience can vary from person to person. You are free to manage your own time and work-hours are flexible. Regardless of details, you can get a good idea of what you would see in an academic environment and whether it is for you or not.

    ConsThe projects you may work on may not be the best fit for you. There might be personality conflicts with your supervisor. You either try to adjust or change your group.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome

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

    ProsGood team that the team used throughout

    ConsNot the greatest technology used here

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore pay... it's been a while since I worked there

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    A very good university

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

    ProsA lot of intelligent people and professor are here, you can learn a lot in the university

    Consthe work is very hard

    Advice to Senior Managementno advice to management

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    Great school to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHighly competitive place to do research, best engineering school in Canada and one of the top in the World.

    ConsWaterloo as a city is bit remote; however, Kitchener airport being started direct flights to Chicago....it getting better.

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    As far as postdoctoral fellowships go, UW is a good choice

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

    ProsReasonable benefit package if you can get a 2 year or more contract. The University has a good reputation.

    ConsPostdoctoral fellowships never pay very much. Office space provided was really bad.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Teaching Assistant

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

    ProsEasy Job and Easy Money

    ConsCoursework students are not eligible for full time TA

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    Engineering Student at UW

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

    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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    Postdoctoral fellow

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

    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)

    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)

    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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