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University of Ottawa Canada Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work environment for employees, good people to work with,good location because the campus is inside the city (in 17 reviews)

  • Flexible hours around school schedule (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard to get a full-time position (in 4 reviews)

  • low salary for PDFs, but this is Canada-wide (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Legal Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at University of Ottawa as an intern

    Pros

    I had a positive experience

    Cons

    Nothing to report in this section


  2. "MMDS(TLS) is an amazing dept. to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Work-Study Web Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Work-Study Web Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Ottawa as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people who know their stuff. They go from 0 to extinguishing fires in no time. Lots to learn and loads of freedom. Great environment to work in. Great hours. Accommodating to course schedule.

    Cons

    Odd office layout. basement of old building. work is divided such that no one really knows what the others are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Have them move you above ground somewhere, would really improve moral.


  3. "Teaching Assitant"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at University of Ottawa as a contractor

    Pros

    I learn time management skills and advance the technical skills.

    Cons

    It was a good experience


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  5. "phd student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good environment - beautiful campus - bilingual courses are offered.

    Cons

    low budget - not very competitive academic area to study.


  6. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    * Most supervisors understand the stress level of the graduate students

    Cons

    *Has to work more hours than intended (at times)


  7. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Excellent employer and best place to work ever

    Cons

    one needs to be versatile

    Advice to Management

    Excellent


  8. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Ottawa as a contractor

    Pros

    flexible schedule, can work from anywhere

    Cons

    not paid enough for the amount of work to do

    Advice to Management

    respect for grad students


  9. "Programme manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience

    Cons

    Gets repetitive. Must like event planning

    Advice to Management

    no advice


  10. "Postdoctoral fellow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Ottawa full-time

    Pros

    It is a good place to work.

    Cons

    There is no cons about Ottawa.


  11. "Nice people and positive work environment"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Office Administrative Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Graduate Office Administrative Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Ottawa (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, positive workplace, lots of natural light, opportunity to work for different graduate departments varied the work experience

    Cons

    Got the job through placement agency so wage was quite low, and since it was contract there were no opportunities for advancement



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