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Updated November 30, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work environment, multicultural staff and friendly colleagues (in 23 reviews)

  • Flexible hours around school schedule (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard to get a full-time position (in 5 reviews)

  • Low pay, few benefits and no support (in 5 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. "good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Ottawa part-time

    Pros

    good predictable treatment for employees

    Cons

    static growth in most positions

  3. "Mentor at the Workshop"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. "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


  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. "Laboraory technician at a University"

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

    I have been working at University of Ottawa full-time

    Pros

    relaxed atmosphere and great colleagues.

    Cons

    low salary compared to other similar positions


  7. "Athletics: Great Area to Work in While in School"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Working in athletics was great! Very flexible with school schedules

    Cons

    Most jobs require you to speak both English and French fluently

  8. "Teaching assistant"

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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

    Pros

    flexible working hours, decent pay

    Cons

    There is no major drawback,


  9. "Work Study Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at University of Ottawa part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Hours as a work study, employees get a lot of vacation if they are permanent.

    Cons

    Literally no one cares about their job there, they come in, get their paycheck and leave. Its depressing.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe pretend to care about your employees a bit better


  10. "Lecturer"

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

    I worked at University of Ottawa part-time

    Pros

    You have academic freedom. Materials for teaching can be found for free everywhere.

    Cons

    No job secure and low payment


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