University of Waterloo Reviews

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Pros
  • The flexibility is excellent in terms of achieving a work- life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • very reasonable pay, friendly people and work environment (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • The graduate student offices in Davis Center are rather poor (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. Decent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, some opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Worst intellectual life of any university of earth. Student experience geared toward bring products to market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make faculty/staff pay for parking. All that endowment money should cover a few parking spaces.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. postdoc

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    great work ethics friendly people, resourceful

    Cons

    benefits were not that great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

  3. Great organization with fantastic people

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    Former Contractor - IT Project Specialist in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - IT Project Specialist in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Waterloo as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are very friendly. I had a brief consulting position for about 8 months, however during my time everyone was very cooperative of my project initiatives.

    Also, the salary ranges are very reasonable for industry standards

    Cons

    Expense management was slow, other than that everything is excellent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, as this is an excellent place of employment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. great school

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    great environment for study, lots of resources

    Cons

    too boring, all others are fine

    Recommends
  6. Postdoc

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    High education level and friendly environment

    Cons

    Low pay, very low, very

  7. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

    I worked at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, flex time available

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  8. One of the finest schools in Canada

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Waterloo full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good work ethics, environmental friendly, great infrastructure, detail oriented courses, good job oppurtunities

    Cons

    I cannot thing of any cons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. excellent place

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    Former Employee - PhD Researcher in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - PhD Researcher in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Innovation, resourceful and a lot to do. you will find what you look for

    Cons

    pay less and hard to get other job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to increase salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Teaching Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    Understanding supervisors that show flexibility with duties.
    Learn from the teachers' point of view.

    Cons

    Rigid time commitments when it comes to proctoring. Weekly work load can conflict with academics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good work.

  11. Excellent

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    Current Employee - SCC in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - SCC in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The pay is good and the enviornment is suited for me. You can also take courses while working which is a plus.

    Cons

    Work could be uninteresting at times or repetitive but these occasions were rare.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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