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University of Ottawa Reviews

Updated Sep 30, 2019

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29 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good and flexible work environment(in 33 reviews)

  • "Working as a student I got flexible hours and the environment is really welcoming(in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "The best opportunities are for french first language(in 19 reviews)

  • "Experience is dependant on the professor for whom you work for(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "School"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Ottawa full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to work with warm staff

    Cons

    Great for personal development and opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Doing a fab job. Keep doing what you’re doing

    University of Ottawa2018-04-05
  2. "Grad Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Ottawa part-time

    Pros

    It's near the canal and on the transitway.

    Cons

    Sexual discrimination, verbal abuse, poor preparation for industry

    University of Ottawa2018-10-13
  3. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Student in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Ottawa full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people and great lecturers

    Cons

    The area is not my cup of tea

    Advice to Management

    Read above pros and cons

    University of Ottawa2018-02-27
  4. "good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Ottawa part-time

    Pros

    good predictable treatment for employees

    Cons

    static growth in most positions

    University of Ottawa2017-07-24
  5. "Mentor at the Workshop"

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    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.

    University of Ottawa2017-02-21
  6. "Research Assistant"

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    I worked at University of Ottawa

    Pros

    Nice staffs who are willing to help and train you.

    Cons

    Old equipment. Complicating purchasing system

    University of Ottawa2016-10-07
  7. "Postdoc in UO"

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    Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at University of Ottawa for 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.

    University of Ottawa2016-03-14
  8. "Review"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at University of Ottawa

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    Old buildings, no tunnels, not enough green space

    Advice to Management

    Keep going

    University of Ottawa2015-07-29
  9. "Research assistant at University of Ottawa"

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    Current Employee - Research in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at University of Ottawa part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay and resources are offered.

    Cons

    This is not a major university.

    University of Ottawa2019-09-20
  10. "Depend which faculty some are great other... not so good"

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    Former Employee - IT Support Technician 
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Ottawa part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Go for student Close to downtown/Byward market Good teamwork

    Cons

    Some time out of work or slow Can be repetitive Old fashion style from the higher management

    Advice to Management

    Try to switch it up a bit with new technologies and a more flexible work environment.

    University of Ottawa2019-09-30
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