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"Experiences of Studying at Waterloo"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Free, Scholarship for Masters, Strong professors

Cons

Away from industries, too cold

Advice to Management

Professors should contact with students more often

Other Employee Reviews for University of Waterloo

  1. "Could be better."

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The resources and facilities are adequate.

    Cons

    The support for postdoctoral fellows is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Can be more active in helping the postdoctoral fellows to get more comfortable.


  2. "Excellent compensation if you work hard"

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    Former Employee - PhD Student in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Waterloo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I completed my PhD in Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. I earned a NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship (35,000) for 3 years. The University topped this up 10,000. CS also has an internal scholarship (Cheriton) which is another 10,000. Generally, if you can get NSERC (very competitive), you should be able to get a Cheriton (competitive) as well. Finally, the school allows you 3 TAs/year on top of this (or your advisor can buy you out): ~7000. The 55K is tax free and the 7K is taxed (but under the basic exemption amount), so it is equivalent to a mid-70K taxed job.

    Cons

    A lot has been written about the drawbacks of doing a PhD. I am not addressing these. If you have already chosen to do one, then consider Waterloo.

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