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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    Coop at Uwaterloo

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

    ProsGives you lots of mentoring and training,
    you can work on campus,
    people working at university are generally nice and conmendating

    ConsMost jobs are entry level jobs
    You have to have applied OSAP in order to apply a job on campus
    They just offer some simple jobs for students and there aren't many variaties

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Student

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHas co-op to gain work experience

    ConsHigh workload for Engineering students

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    Research Assistant in Biology as a Grad Student

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

    ProsTeaching assistantship is automatically included in the research assistant position as a graduate student. Therefore there is not competition to earn a spot.

    ConsSmall department so not a wide variety of research projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent place for graduate studies

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

    ProsVery nice people and professors. Very promising career opportunities. The experience here greatly depends on your supervisor, but in general most of them are very helpful. You can always talk to their former students.

    ConsThe city of waterloo is a little bit boring, go to UoT if possible.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Educational Institute with powerful connections in the industry

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

    Pros1. Provides great help to get their gradates into high profile jobs.
    2. Has powerful connections in industry.
    3. Has strong research infrastructure.

    Cons1. has weak teaching infrastructure.
    2. Administration works takes forever to go through.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people in the admin sector that actually like their job and don't delay work just because they can!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Research Associate

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsProfessional working spirit and nice environment

    ConsNot enough open minded and not many opportunities

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    Satidfied

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

    ProsChallenging and innovative academic environment

    ConsCan't tell for now wwwwwwwwwwwww

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement staff have to be on the same page.

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

     

    decent place to be

    Researcher (Current Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    Prosmore advanced areas of research are being introduced to the university research agenda

    ConsI love the University of Waterloo

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep going

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    Graduate Student

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

    ProsRelaxed, lots of learning opportunities

    ConsNo pressure, not a lot of salary

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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    A great place to work, but there's a bit of a double standard on innovation.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work environment. Friendly staff across campus. Easy to network. Very supportive of learning opportunities on the job, and of ways to progress throughout the university.

    ConsVery entrenched in bureaucracy and tradition. It can sometimes feel like there is competition between the older staff who have worked at Waterloo for years, and the new younger staff who are trying to push the university into the 21st century.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou say you want innovation, so support it when someone presents you with it. Let go of tradition and history and try something new.

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

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