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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. "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


  2. "Facility Manager"

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    Current Employee - Facilities Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Facilities Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Divers cultures, well organised. Small campus. Good benefits. Bilingual

    Cons

    Sometimes problems of budget management like any Universities...

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "Teaching Assitant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Ottawa part-time

    Pros

    Great pay , quick response , timely updates

    Cons

    No cons I would say as long as you have good supervisor

    Advice to Management

    Please improve the time tracking system for the TA.


  6. "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


  7. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Ottawa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well-known faculty, advanced level of research in science

    Cons

    The budget management needs improvement

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. "great student employer"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Ottawa part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay, good experience overall

    Cons

    hours can be very heavily weighted during particular parts of the year


  9. "Full time student but also research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All the payments are very well scheduled without any problem, no complaints at all. Dentist, ophthalmologists and other health services are paid in a plan separately, but not are expensive and really works well.

    Cons

    Sports and food activities can improve.


  10. "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.


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