University of Waterloo

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University of Waterloo Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
174 Reviews
4.2
174 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Coop at Uwaterloo

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

    I worked at University of Waterloo as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Most 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    Has co-op to gain work experience

    Cons

    High workload for Engineering students

  3.  

    Research Assistant in Biology as a Grad Student

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Small department so not a wide variety of research projects.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent place for graduate studies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Very 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Educational Institute with powerful connections in the industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Research Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    Professional working spirit and nice environment

    Cons

    Not enough open minded and not many opportunities

  8.  

    Satidfied

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging and innovative academic environment

    Cons

    Can't tell for now wwwwwwwwwwwww

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management staff have to be on the same page.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    decent place to be

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

    I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I love the University of Waterloo

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep going

  10.  

    Graduate Student

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

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

    Pros

    Relaxed, lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    No pressure, not a lot of salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very stipulating place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Professor
    Current Employee - Associate Professor

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

    Pros

    innovative, creative, good leadership, stimulating, friendly

    Cons

    smaller town, but well within distance from Toronto

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