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Carleton University Reviews

Updated July 18, 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. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Carleton University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and people to work with

    Cons

    Parking is expensive, sometimes I had to park very far


  2. "a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    manager gets resources needed, then stays out of the way so that professionals can get the job done right. No micromanaging!

    Cons

    not in the top league as far as research universities go, so not much depth in terms of on-site collaboration, but so what- research is now global via the Internet, so this is no longer much of a hindrance

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, know when to step in to get resources for your people, and when to step out so they can get the job done.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Carleton is highly under-rated!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    World-leading research, friendly and tight-knit faculty, scenic campus, highly competent and helpful admin and HR staff. Science (including computer science and math) and Engineering faculties, with which I had direct contact, are very strong

    Cons

    Reliance on government funding and grants can create financial uncertainties and headaches, and entails dealing with bureaucracy on a regular basis

    Advice to Management

    Stronger advertising and PR campaigns would help improve Carleton's name recognition. Carleton should be a household name as one of the strongest universities in Canada, but currently is not!


  4. "Fantastic"

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    Current Employee - Summer Research Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Summer Research Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Calm,quiet campus. Quite beautiful.Good Profs.

    Cons

    Small, young university. Feels far away from the rush of a intensively research driven place. Also,


  5. "Great facilities with access to NRC and excellent supervisor!"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carleton University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent facilities,Great location, Good connections

    Cons

    Crowded, Some facilities are remote from university


  6. "I am a PhD student in Carleton University"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a really beautiful university. The professors are really helpful to you for your study.

    Cons

    There are too many students now. It is really crowd now everyday.


  7. "A great University."

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    Current Employee - Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Carleton University offer one of the best student to professor relation I have ever heard of.

    Cons

    Could be considered as fairly small in comparison to sister school U of O. It is however very easy to get around the campus as a result of this.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - IT Help in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Help in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carleton University part-time

    Pros

    Really flexible, lots of feedback

    Cons

    no cons with working here


  9. "Graduate studies - very good opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carleton University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good opportunities for personal growth;

    Cons

    university administration difficult to work with - they can take 2 months reimbursing money that they over-charged students by mistake, but students are expected to provide that money within days


  10. "Good postdoc in a science department at the Univ"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The faculty members in the Dept. that I've interacted with have been nice, helpful and good researchers. Good benefits package. Very helpful HR/payroll staff. The work life balance is good as well and there is flexibility with taking time off or working from out of town for short periods.

    Cons

    The funds for speakers from out of town are a little lower than ideal so there aren't as many colloquia as one would like.


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