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University of Ottawa Reviews

Updated January 3, 2018
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Pros
  • Great work environment, multicultural staff and friendly colleagues (in 24 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. "University of Ottawa"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are some great professors at the University of Ottawa.

    Cons

    Cold weather. You will have to take courses at Carleton, which is far away, and this will introduce scheduling conflicts.

    Advice to Management

    Need to modernize statistics program.


  2. "Laboraory technician at a University"

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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

    relaxed atmosphere and great colleagues.

    Cons

    low salary compared to other similar positions

  3. "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


  4. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Ottawa full-time

    Pros

    Culturally diverse work environment with learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Too hierarchical, highly political work environment


  5. "TA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Ottawa full-time

    Pros

    Good money and good learning material

    Cons

    Francophone first, small buildings and construction


  6. "Junior Laboratory Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Ottawa full-time

    Pros

    Hands on laboratory experience, opportunity to attend seminars.

    Cons

    Monotonous, poor work atmosphere, little incentive

    Advice to Management

    Have a proper training strategy in place for students and be clear about their projects and duties.


  7. "Just a bit behind."

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Ottawa as a contractor

    Pros

    uOttawa has good people who care, the campus is well located and offers many services.

    Cons

    uOttawa is an established bureaucracy and can be very slow to adapt to the new realities of 21st century post-secondary institutions. The workforce is made up of many silos which do not necessarily work together.

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "Postdoctoral fellow"

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    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.


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