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Updated April 22, 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. "Postdoc in UO"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Great working environment. Great people.

    Cons

    No permanent contract opportunities. Need to know French in order to stay in the game.


  2. "Mentor at the Workshop"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Ottawa part-time

    Pros

    The opportunity to work as a mentor and help undergraduate students with particularly difficult courses is highly rewarding.

    Cons

    Often, no students show up to the study group sessions, and you will find yourself with nothing to do.

    Advice to Management

    Increase exposure to the program. More announcements in the classrooms of the courses we mentor would likely go a long way.


  3. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice staffs who are willing to help and train you.

    Cons

    Old equipment. Complicating purchasing system


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  5. "Review"

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    Old buildings, no tunnels, not enough green space

    Advice to Management

    Keep going


  6. "ra"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good salary and good boss

    Cons

    no time for lesiue events


  7. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Ottawa full-time

    Pros

    Best place to work at

    Cons

    The salary is not that competitive

    Advice to Management

    They are all good


  8. "Great work team and work environment!"

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    Current Employee - Proctor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Proctor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Ottawa part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can study while proctoring during slow hours! Friendly team alleviate stress of being unsure of protocols. Team environment ensures successful outcome!

    Cons

    Need to multi-task when students are finished writing their exams or need to be seated to start. Must be okay with working early mornings or later evenings in bulk shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent work, keep up the great open communication and flow of proctoring process, especially during finals -fantastic!


  9. "Postdoctoral fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good env, relaxed, good location

    Cons

    nothing to notice at the moment.


  10. "Teaching Assistant"

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

    Pros

    Good practical experience , good compensation while studying, best for people who are looking for their in career in teaching .

    Cons

    Some Professor ask international student to work more because they are new to country and they exploit .


  11. "Public Admin"

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

    I have been working at University of Ottawa full-time

    Pros

    Education at an excellent university

    Cons

    Nothing, Education is a gift

    Advice to Management

    Work hard


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