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University of Ottawa Reviews

Updated December 13, 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. "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

  3. "Teaching assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    helpful supervisor, friendly colleagues and great students.

    Cons

    it would be easier if you speak French.


  4. "Excellent work experience in UO"

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    Former Employee - Visiting Professor
    Former Employee - Visiting Professor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is one of best University in Canada

    Cons

    It is a little bit code in Ottawa


  5. "Visitor Researcher"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at University of Ottawa as a contractor

    Pros

    Great experience, great environment. Definitely advised as experience

    Cons

    None. The lab was great and overall a good fit.


  6. "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,


  7. "Overall - Telfer Business school"

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

    I have been working at University of Ottawa (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Perfect courses
    perfect IT team
    Perfect Library

    Cons

    Poor mentoring
    Events are not creative and helpful

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you doing !

  8. "great environment to work at"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    lovely people to be with

    Cons

    i didnt have major drawbacks.


  9. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Ottawa part-time

    Pros

    I learnt a lot working here, especially with my daily task.

    Cons

    it was stressful sometimes because i had school


  10. "Very Good"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at University of Ottawa as a contractor

    Pros

    Highly Paid, Professors are cooperative.

    Cons

    Nothing found yet, so far there are no cons

    Advice to Management

    Haven't interacted much with the management.


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