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Carleton University Reviews

Updated January 31, 2017
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Carleton University President and Vice-Chancellor Roseann O’Reilly Runte
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  • Minimum Wage, Long hours, Conflicting information that leads to customers being annoyed (in 4 reviews)

  • No cons that should detract form working at this establishment (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Development"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Carleton University full-time

    Pros

    Outgoing team of exceptionally smart individuals.

    Cons

    Constant bureaucratic jostling enhanced by poor management.


  2. "High tuition increase every year in comparison to TA/RA payment"

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    Current Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing really...transportation from campus is good.

    Cons

    Some professors make you work far more hours than you are supposed to.

    Advice to Management

    Make professors more accountable for their job.


  3. "RA salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice environment, easy to work, good city for tech jobs

    Cons

    less funding, get job only in this city, not international repute

    Advice to Management

    increase the wages


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    "Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Carleton University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    many opportunities for advancement and other positions within the organization. Pay was alright but not that great. There are good union and health benefits in place for employees

    Cons

    there can be red tape in getting certain things done. Be ready to do lots of follow up in order to advance certain courses.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay attention to the administrative processes and institute a process to hear employees' opinions on certain processes and issues.


  6. "Good for students"

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    Former Employee - Part-time Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Part-time Research Assistant
    Recommends

    Pros

    Competitive remuneration
    Good working environment - I enjoyed the work atmosphere, faculty members and department

    Cons

    HR documentation lag - had an issue with information update - it takes them too long to

    Advice to Management

    Tighten HR processes with regards to documenting and updating employee information.


  7. "Bounce Back Mentor"

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    Former Employee - Bounce Back Mentor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Bounce Back Mentor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carleton University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The working environment was great and co workers fantastic

    Cons

    The remuneration can a little bit low for the job to be done


  8. "Student Ambassador- Convocation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Carleton University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a part-time position that I got based on a good recommendation from my current supervisor at Carleton. The day started at 8:30ish and ended at around 4 or 5 pm. We received a lunch break at noon's and received free lunch! Overall, it was an alright minimum-paying job for a week.

    Cons

    Super long days, can also be boring.

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized in terms of the ambassadors. Treat the ambassadors a little better and with respect.


  9. "Research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    salary and benefits, gorgeous location, a lot of opportunities for development and learning, and a beautiful scenery

    Cons

    poor leadership, parking was too expensive, getting in and out of the campus each day was a nightmare and added to the commute


  10. "Undergraduate Engineering Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Carleton University full-time

    Pros

    There are many experience High frequency professors and plenty of experts

    Cons

    The student governing body could care less about you.
    cheating is pervasive and makes it hard to stand out as a legitimately intelligent person.

    Advice to Management

    take a harsher stance on academic infractions and ensure that the classrooms are full of people who want to be there.


  11. "Special Events Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Carleton University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy Work, Work the Varsity Games,

    Cons

    Minimum Wage, Long hours, Conflicting information that leads to customers being annoyed

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the front end staff more, they take on a lot of responsibilities



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