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Updated June 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work environment for employees, good people to work with,good location because the campus is inside the city (in 18 reviews)

  • Flexible hours around school schedule (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "Great learning experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Ottawa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The bilingualism, location, and good learning experience and environment, great colleagues.

    Cons

    Bililingualism can pose challenges sometimes..


  4. "Excellent work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Liaison Year I in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Liaison Year I in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Ottawa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and easy to move up.

    Cons

    No bonuses given and raise are never big

    Advice to Management

    Good in general


  5. "Good salary and interesting research"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    1. Have the resources to find research paper easily
    2. Most professor are easy to be with.

    Cons

    1. Campus don't have enough rooms for student.
    2. Library are very cloudy


  6. "As a graduate student, it was a nice University to stay"

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

    I worked at University of Ottawa part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well, it was just a graduate position, as far as I remember no trouble at all.

    Cons

    The secretary responses are very slow. Need some patient to deal with them.


  7. "Uottawa is an amazing place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice environment and very helpful people

    Cons

    working downtown is not always easy for people living in the suburbs

  8. "TA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The job is only a half TA, but the workload is large. University give half TA because the class is small, but did not take the difficulty of the course into consideration.

    Cons

    Working as a TA on campus, the salary is great and the teacher is really nice. Hope I could have done the work very well to not disappoint the professor and the students.


  9. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    it is pretty good to join

    Cons

    it gets you tired after 3 years


  10. "Master of Applicated Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science"

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    Current Employee - Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    This is a well-known university with a high level of education quality. Studying in Ottawa also provides students an opportunity to experience Canadian culture in capital city.

    Cons

    Language is the first problem, and culture difference is also a trouble to all international students.

    Advice to Management

    Making some friends from different countries can help a lot in my opinion. Those compatriots who had lived in Canada for several years will offer international students useful advices and relevant experiences in all kinds of aspects.


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