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University of Waterloo CEO Feridun Hamdullahpur
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223 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent work-life balance, lots of opportunity to grow and learn(in 25 reviews)

  • "there are flexible hours and managers give good feedback(in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • "No cons from this part-time job(in 18 reviews)

  • "Proximity to Toronto and low salary for masters students(in 15 reviews)

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  1. Graduate Research Assistant

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    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 
    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 
    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 
    Recommends

    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 
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Waterloo

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Waterloo for more 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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Waterloo

    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

    I worked at University of Waterloo for more 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 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Waterloo full-time for more than 6 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 
      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

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