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Carleton University Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  • no cons to report- an excellent experience (in 5 reviews)

  • Minimum Wage, Long hours, Conflicting information that leads to customers being annoyed (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Teaching Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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 a year)

    Pros

    The pay is decent for minimal amount of work.

    Cons

    Sometimes you will be working during weekends and breaks to mark assignments or exams.


  2. "Bounce-Back Facilitator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Bounce Back Facilitator, First-in-Family Lead Mentor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Bounce Back Facilitator, First-in-Family Lead Mentor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carleton University (More than a year)

    Pros

    - very good experience working with undergraduate students
    - allows you to prioritize your time more effectively
    - allows you to meet others and practice mentorship

    Cons

    no cons to report- an excellent experience

    Advice to Management

    amazing job


  3. "research assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    1. A good choice to enhance my knowledge after graduation.

    Cons

    1. Low salary
    2. There is not a good connection between research and industry field


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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).


  6. "Telecommunications Officer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telecommunications Officer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Telecommunications Officer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carleton University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Solid "student" salary, flexible work hours, understanding bosses.

    Cons

    Colleagues not motivated; culture of "who can do the least", quite a bit of complacency.


  7. "Review for Carleton University"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    Good opportunities available, career center is active

    Cons

    Not a very strong repute outside Ottawa, you have to work really hard to compete waterloo/toronto etc

    Advice to Management

    increase employer wages and MUST decrease tuition fee


  8. "Excellent working environment at Professional Graduate Programs, Sprott School of Business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Career and Admissions Assistant
    Former Employee - Career and Admissions Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A friendly learning environment! Good for green hands. Flexible working schedule.

    Cons

    Frankly speaking, no Cons. Really a wonderful place


  9. "Carleton University Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very positive work environment. Supportive colleagues.

    Cons

    Difficult to find full-time position.


  10. "Great pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    As a TA, the pay is amazing. You get paid for 8 hours per week though you definitely don't work that much.

    Cons

    They didn't have enough positions for undergraduate TAs when I was in my fourth year, so I was only a TA for third year


  11. "Teaching Assistant (TA)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus surrounded by the Redeau canal on one side and the Redeau river on the other side.
    Flexible timing and supervisors who are mostly helpful.

    Cons

    A compact campus compared to other universities from the similar categories
    The campus is someway detached from any major commercial location which limits the choice of food.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the choice of food by adding more chains/ varieties in convenient locations. Also, the timing of food court can be extended.


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