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University of Ottawa Ottawa Reviews

Updated September 5, 2017
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Ottawa, ON, Canada Area (Canada)

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

  • Low pay, few benefits and no support (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good atmosphere!"

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    Current Contractor - Financial Officer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Financial Officer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Ottawa as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good teamwork
    - Ideas from everyone are considered
    - Good atmosphere

    Cons

    - No benefits for people on contract, even if you have been working for over a year
    - No chance to get more than a contract for non-citizens/non-residents

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "A perfect place for work and employee's growth"

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

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

    Pros

    You have the opportunity irrespective of your race and color.

    Cons

    As far as I am concerned, there is nothing to complain about.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the great job going.

  3. "Facility Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilities Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Facilities Manager 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

    Divers cultures, well organised. Small campus. Good benefits. Bilingual

    Cons

    Sometimes problems of budget management like any Universities...


  4. "Graduate Student"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Well-known faculty, advanced level of research in science

    Cons

    The budget management needs improvement

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "Full time student but also research assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All the payments are very well scheduled without any problem, no complaints at all. Dentist, ophthalmologists and other health services are paid in a plan separately, but not are expensive and really works well.

    Cons

    Sports and food activities can improve.


  6. "Challenging space"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Content Strategist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Content Strategist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    You might land on a good team

    Cons

    If you're not in a good team, it's slow moving things along to change how things are done.


  7. "Good experience overall"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Not a very stressing environment

    Cons

    The environment is too static for a software developer

  8. "Great community"

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    Current Contractor - Writer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Writer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Ottawa as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and a world class atmosphere. Promoter of important social issues like inclusivity and environmental sustainability.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and difficult to get many positions if not bilingual.

    Advice to Management

    Give more attention to student experience.


  9. "Research Assistant (PhD.)"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    University don't control the bursary/scholarship amount what a student can get from different funding authority.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get continuous funding. Professors are not helpful to get student in professional life

    Advice to Management

    Management is good but very few people to organize big number of students


  10. "Web Master"

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    Former Employee - Work-Study Web Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Work-Study Web Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - Friendly people
    - good work life balance
    - no politics

    Cons

    Ottawa weather is bad :(

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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