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Updated August 15, 2017
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  • 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. "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


  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


  4. "exam proctor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    high pay rate
    easy job

    Cons

    schedule not guaranteed
    boring at times


  5. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at University of Ottawa full-time

    Pros

    great work-life balance.
    summer hours

    Cons

    need better communication between upper management and staff


  6. "Challenging space"

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    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. "Research Technician"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    People respect each other. There is zero office bureaucracy because your supervisor and colleagues are here to help you. Very good benefits.

    Cons

    The goal given by your supervisor can be vague at times.

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people and management is pretty good. They have pretty good benefits (health, dental, and drugs) and vacation times too.

    Cons

    It can get extremely busy during application times and during the first month of school starting


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