University of Waterloo Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. Postdoctoral Researcher

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The most I like about this job is the freedom of work and its scope. The salary is ok to sustain a family. Administrative overhead/interaction is minimal except for the time of contract renewal.

    Cons

    The job is very demanding resulting into a poor work/life balance. Since it is a yearly contract job, there is a constant pressure for finding a more stable position.

  2. Procurement and Contract Services Administrator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people in the Procurement Department. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. No politics at all from what I could tell. 9-5 job and i barely worked any overtime. Work - Life balance was great.

    Cons

    I think the only con I would say that it was during the time of the economic issues and my role could not progress as much as it could. Which is rather unfortunate as I enjoyed my time there.

    Advice to Management

    None required. I had a great manager and director.

  3. Great environment! Nice People!

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    Former Intern - Office Assistant in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Office Assistant in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Waterloo as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A very nice place to work. Everyone is super nice and I definitely enjoy interacting with students and faculties. Great!

    Cons

    Quite a bit of a commute as I don't own a car.

    Advice to Management

    n/a

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  5. Excellent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Fellow in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Fellow in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Waterloo as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent working conditions, Very good staff members, Very good library, and moreover a very good campus

    Cons

    I didnt fins any Cons

  6. Teaching Assistant

    Former Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Lots of training and professional development opportunities. My position was tied to being a student, however, so my hours were limited as were my prospects for advancement.

    Cons

    As only a part time position, I found no cons in work-life balance or time off policies.

  7. It was completely relaxed and an amazing place to work!

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    Former Intern - WCMS Migration and Support Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - WCMS Migration and Support Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Waterloo as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - work-life balance
    - good pay

    Cons

    no time off
    not great for promotions

  8. Administrative Assistant

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Pros

    Easy job, relaxed one and get to talk to people. Very flexible

    Cons

    Staff passes on the admin work that they don't want to do

  9. postdoc

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nothing special to say on pros

    Cons

    low salary, low chance of advancement

    Advice to Management

    not feasible

  10. PhD student then Research Engineer

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    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice place to study and work at
    Good and knowledgeable professors to learn from
    Waterloo is very quite and peaceful city to live as a student.....you will find much time to work and study as the city has no attractions

    Cons

    You may not have Work/Life Balance as you always need to work harder to prove yourself
    The city has no nice places/attractions for family with children ... you will need to drive 1.5 hrs to visit Toronto to have some fun there

  11. Prestigious University

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    Current Employee - Grad Student in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Grad Student in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    University of Waterloo is one of the best universities in North America being constantly ranked first as the most innovative Canadian university.
    It has a huge campus and great facilities with most of the labs and classrooms being modern and well maintained.
    You get to see people from all over the world getting together and enjoying undergrad life. Courses are demanding, time consuming and challenging, but you have the satisfaction of being part of a high end environment.

    Cons

    Tuition might be higher compared to other universities, but it offers the co-op terms so that one can earn money while studying.

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