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University of Guelph Reviews

Updated Mar 8, 2020

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University of Guelph President Franco J. Vaccarino
Franco J. Vaccarino
78 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work environment, friendly staff, beautiful campus(in 34 reviews)

  • "Friendly co-workers, flexible hours, management genuinely cares about their staff(in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are no cons about this position(in 13 reviews)

  • "Completely depends on the professor you work for(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at University of Guelph full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The University of Guelph campus is beautiful, with many heritage buildings, access to nature trails, and local amenities. College Royal is worth checking out.

    Cons

    Out-of-date, sexist administrative practices protect faculty from inappropriate behaviour complaints from junior staff/graduate students.

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    University of Guelph2018-05-29
  2. "Good working environment, excellent co workers"

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    Former Employee - DLS in Guelph, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Guelph full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There is a generally cooperative atmosphere among the staff

    Cons

    Always short-staffed apparently as a strategy to keep costs lower.

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    University of Guelph2020-03-08
  3. "Amazing staff and infrastructure"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Guelph, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Guelph full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing staff and great infrastructure. Lots of interesting resources.

    Cons

    Most buildings are a bit cold.

    University of Guelph2020-02-01
  4. "Great employer for students"

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    Current Employee - Work Study in Guelph, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Guelph part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Flexible hours - Convenient work location - Interesting work

    Cons

    - No benefits - Lower wage despite increased role in the department

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    University of Guelph2020-01-27
  5. "Great place to develop useful skills for applied research"

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant 

    I worked at University of Guelph full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great summer job for undergraduate students to learn cutting edge technologies and methods.

    Cons

    Hours may vary (weekends, evenings etc.)

    University of Guelph2020-01-09
  6. "Good place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Guelph full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice supervisor and lab environment

    Cons

    Low salary and limited beneifts

    University of Guelph2020-01-07
  7. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - GTA Graduate Teaching Assistant 
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Guelph full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    most of the time are relaxed

    Cons

    have the grading at same period if you are the TA for several courses

    University of Guelph2020-01-07
  8. "Competitive wage, easy application"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Guelph, ON

    I worked at University of Guelph part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Hourly rate was competitive. Nice opportunity to earn extra money in colledge.

    Cons

    Fierce competition. Less chance for applicants with lower level degrees.

    University of Guelph2020-01-04
  9. "It really depends who you work with"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in University of Guelph, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Guelph full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you join a great team with good people working for the University of Guelph can be great.

    Cons

    Lower pay than government or industry. Low job security. Your experience will largely depend on what research team you join.

    University of Guelph2020-01-10
  10. "Great university to work for"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant 

    I worked at University of Guelph part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Extremely organized, highly rewarding, great compensation.

    Cons

    Work is either sparse or all at once (nature of exam season)

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    University of Guelph2019-12-30
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