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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Great undergrad experience.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I worked at University of Waterloo as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsGreat reputation and great university environment.

ConsSchool is highly catered to some programs over others, not a problem if you are studying in one of those programs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome

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

I have been working at University of Waterloo as an intern for less than a year

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)

I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time for less than a year

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

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

ProsEasy Job and Easy Money

ConsCoursework students are not eligible for full time TA

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Postdoctoral fellow

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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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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No Technical Interview

Technical Specialist (Former Employee)

I worked at University of Waterloo full-time for less than a year

ProsThe good thing is that they only look at marks, and responses from behavioural interview questions.

ConsIt's only hard when you have a lot of course to take care of.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Student

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Waterloo

ProsHas co-op to gain work experience

ConsHigh workload for Engineering students

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Excellent place for graduate studies

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

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

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)

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

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

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