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Updated April 18, 2017
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  • there is no cons about this wonderful place (in 5 reviews)

  • Everyone will expect you to know everything (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Residence Life Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Guelph part-time

    Pros

    Staff and co-workers are fantastic to work with.
    The job is a lot of fun and rewarding
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Don't get paid a lot but most people don't do it for the money.


  2. "Sessional Lecturer"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Course Instructot
    Former Employee - Seasonal Course Instructot
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Guelph part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's a medium-size university that provides excellent education in a more personal environment.
    Directors/chairs and staff have been supportive and welcoming.
    Students have intellectual freedom, curiosity and, most of them, a genuine desire to learn.

    Cons

    NO TAs support for classes under 70 students.
    Some courses aren't offered every year and obtaining a sessional appointment is increasingly difficult.
    Bad Greyhound schedule and frequent lateness. If you commute, do line up as early as possible, as the "time stamped" ticket does NOT guarantee a seat on the bus.


  3. "Good benefits"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Interesting and positive work environment.
    Good benefits and pension. The best thing is to start with five weeks holidays.

    Cons

    Sometimes it gets very difficult to work on financial issues with the professors because they think they know everything and nobody should tell them what they are supposed to do.


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  5. "Graduate Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Coordinator
    Former Employee - Graduate Coordinator

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

    Pros

    While working at the University of Guelph I had flexible work hours. The staff were very supportive and the work environment was very positive.

    Cons

    I was only able to work over the Summer. While working for the University one has to serve the needs of a great deal of students.

    Advice to Management

    My managers were excellent and I do not have any specific advice to provide to them. Whenever I had a question about my work they were always very quick to assist me.


  6. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Guelph part-time

    Pros

    Excellent pay, good benefits, and great colleagues. Great teaching experience. Ample time for class prep. Fun to interact and educate university students.

    Cons

    Very few cons. Occasionally, I had to deal with a difficult student. Some complain when they receive poor grades. This is tempered by great advice and support from supervisor. Unfortunately, these jobs only exist if you are a graduate student. Once you graduate, you lose access to them.

    Advice to Management

    The pedagogical training we received was quite good, but short. Longer training would have been helpful. Otherwise, I have only good things to say about my experience with management.


  7. "Great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A wonderful city and a lovely campus to be on. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Doesn't have much for entertainment for a city of its size.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  8. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The salary is good and I love working with students. I would recommend this position to anyone pursuing a graduate degree.

    Cons

    Not enough positions. The number of positions available is very limited. I don't think there are any cons with this position. I had a good experience.


  9. "Working at University of Guelph"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Guelph full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best educational place for people to teach and learn

    Cons

    there is no cons about this wonderful place


  10. "CIS1500 TA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Considerably easy if you know how to code.

    Cons

    A lot of grading, and helping students understand assignments


  11. "Inclusive and Fun!"

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    Former Employee - Student Manager in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Student Manager in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Guelph (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Close knit community with front and back of house working closely together
    - Wide opportunity to touchbase with various different brands (eg: Starbucks, Subway, Booster Juice, Williams Coffee, etc)
    - Inclusive manager that taught me everything he could from employer scheduling to financial management
    - Never a dull moment surrounded by university setting
    - Very accommodating to student schedules

    Cons

    - Nothing much really from a part-time student's perspective.


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