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Updated December 7, 2018
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  • "There are no cons for this position" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Low salary, not much exposure to real work environment" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Research 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 Waterloo full-time

    Pros

    Very good environment. Passionate professors.

    Cons

    It is located in countryside


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Waterloo part-time

    Pros

    Lots of networking opportunities and events.

    Cons

    Waterloo city does not have a lot to do

  3. "Post-doc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Waterloo part-time

    Pros

    Freedom depending on your supervisor professor.

    Cons

    Low income to live (also depending on your supervisor)


  4. "Useful Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at University of Waterloo part-time

    Pros

    Reinforce knowledge, Improve teaching skills

    Cons

    No cons from this part-time job.


  5. "Great experience!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Pay you enough for the work you do. Average payment for 5 hours a week and average of $2,800 a term (4 months).

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.


  6. "Research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Briarcliff Manor, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Briarcliff Manor, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment for a graduate student. Faculties are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Don't see any down sides.


  7. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work place environment. Good place to learn new skills

    Cons

    None that i can see. Great place to work

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Post-doctoral Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodstock, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodstock, MO

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

    Pros

    Able to work independently in the research project.
    Relative good salary for the post-doc level.

    Cons

    Can´t think of any. Post-doc experience varies too much.

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved in the initial stages after anyone has started working.


  9. "Great work environment"

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

    I worked at University of Waterloo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Waterloo in a great city to live, safe environment, nice people.

    Cons

    Staff working in ECE department are the worst ever ones I have seen in my entire life. A bunch of old ladies who think don't respect other employees and students.


  10. "Teaching Assistant"

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

    I worked at University of Waterloo part-time

    Pros

    Good pay for total number of hours done

    Cons

    Work can come all at once