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Carleton University Reviews

Updated August 13, 2017
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  • no cons to report- an excellent experience (in 5 reviews)

  • Minimum wage does not pay the bills (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Carleton University part-time

    Pros

    good communication between professors and TAs, good experience and good pay for that level of employment

    Cons

    Work all comes at the end of the year so you weekly hours are not actually weekly, they all come in a block at the end of term.

    Advice to Management

    get feedback on specific profs at the end of term--some profs are not good to their TAs


  2. "food"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in San-Di-Gan, MD
    Former Employee - Food Server in San-Di-Gan, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carleton University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working conditions, nice co-workers

    Cons

    Pay could be better with incentives

    Advice to Management

    limited

  3. "Teaching Assistant - School of Computer Science"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carleton University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    + reasonable autonomy
    + fair pay rate for undergrads
    + nothing better than seeing that "lightbulb" click when a student understands a tricky concept with your help
    + strong union with reasonable dues

    Cons

    - limited hours and placements available
    - grad students are underpaid
    - certain professors and instructors are hit and miss to work with

    Advice to Management

    TAs sometimes have more relevant hands on experience with the topics of the course than the instructor does themselves. Paid opportunities for course development would improve course quality and relevance and give us more work.

    Also, pay contract instructors more.


  4. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carleton University full-time

    Pros

    A lot of Cultural diversity.

    Cons

    Some professors will destroy your GPA, choose wisely.


  5. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carleton University full-time

    Pros

    - Excellent supervisors, very supportive and knowledgeable
    -Great opportunities to partner with external companies for research and funding

    Cons

    - Lab equipment was challenging to gain access to


  6. "Good work experience for a student"

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible working hours to some extent
    - Friendly professors and teaching assistants
    - Decent benefits, especially for graduate students

    Cons

    - Bad work-life balance around midterms
    - Low pay for undergraduate students doing to exact same job as graduate students

    Advice to Management

    - Fix the wage gap between undergrad and grad TAs
    - Better manage work distribution during exams
    - Hire more TAs


  7. "Worked for CTS at Carleton University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Supportive staff especially if you are student
    - Flexible working hours
    - Good balance b/w work and study
    - Flexibility during exam period

    Cons

    - Work shifts can be tricky during exams period as most of the students working part time want shift changes

  8. "Teachers Assistant"

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    Former Contractor - Teacher's Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Teacher's Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Carleton University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    -flexible time
    -get to learn the material in depth
    -develop people skills

    Cons

    -pay is not good enough for the amount of work
    -depending on the professor, courses can by messy

    Advice to Management

    hire more people.


  9. "Research and Teaching assistant"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Instructor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carleton University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Multinational friendly space, welcoming everyone

    Cons

    A little bit bureaucratic management and


  10. "Good environment. A little too much politics."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Carleton University part-time

    Pros

    Friendly and culturally aware and inclusive as well as resprctful environment. Beautiful campus, mesmorizing riverside.

    Cons

    A tad too far from downtown, so not many food option except for what is offered on campus (which is not trivial).


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