University of Waterloo Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. Good Opportunity

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

    I have been working at University of Waterloo

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

    Pros

    Work environment, coworkers, location, ease of job

    Cons

    Limited pay growth, odd hours, monotony

  2. Really good environment to work in except for the unnecessarily long bureaucratic procedures!

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant and Lab Instructor in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant and Lab Instructor in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good environment to foster knowledge.

    Cons

    Extremely long procedures and bureaucratic procedures and paper work kills you here.

    Advice to Management

    Get the job done instead of making things lengthy and tiresome!

  3. 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 Management

    nothing

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  5. 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)

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

    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 Management

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

  6. My first job as a laboratory technician in a neuroscience lab

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Waterloo

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I worked as a laboratory technician, supervising the daily lab activities, maintaining the equipment and the cell lines. This job allowed me to gain working experience while learning new techniques in a friendly and supportive environment. Dr Spafford has a way of encouraging and inspiring the members of his lab without putting unnecessary pressure on them. Working in the research can be frustrating and challenging at times but overall this was a rewarding experience

    Cons

    This it was a 6 month contruct and now I am on the market again, looking for something a little more long term.
    The salary could be higher.

  7. 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)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I cannot thing of any cons.

  8. 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)

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

    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 Management

    need to increase salary

  9. Excellent place to work as coop 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

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

    Pros

    Gain tremendous experience working with professors and graduate students

    Cons

    Being able to think on a level of graduate student.

  10. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.

  11. Great place for career growth

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

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

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

    Pros

    UWaterloo culture is dynamic and entrepreneurial with a student body that is ambitious and smart beyond belief. The University is also small enough to move relatively quickly (compared to larger educational institutions).

    Cons

    Very traditional and outdated systems; faculty who are not as ambitious as their students (with some exception - IQC is world class).

    Advice to Management

    Update the systems; hire more faculty from outside Canada.

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