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Updated October 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Environment, Good Work Life Balance, More Co-ops (in 18 reviews)

  • Flexible hours and courses were generally easy to tutor (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • Salary is not very high but I guess this is the same for all graduate students in all universities :) (in 12 reviews)

  • Not easy to find work life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "Graduate research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    very good environment to work in

    Cons

    I cant think of any cons


  6. "Part-time Work Experience in UW Food Services"

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    Current Employee - Part-Time Worker in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Part-Time Worker in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Waterloo (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule based on employees' availability.
    Various department, never get bored.
    Patient supervisors.
    Good location(on campus).

    Cons

    Employees are not familiar with each other at the beginning due to their various schedules

    Advice to Management

    Should hold some casual network activities for the employees in order to improve teamwork.


  7. "Assistant Professor"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, great benefits, smart people.

    Cons

    I really don't have any complaints. As far as being a professor goes, there wouldn't be many better jobs.

  8. "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 Waterloo part-time

    Pros

    Good environment and good professors

    Cons

    Nothing to say, except the grading time is a bit longer than expected.


  9. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good, people are very nice here

    Cons

    pay is not good, no much fun


  10. "Undergraduate Research Assistant"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at University of Waterloo as an intern

    Pros

    Strong computer science department, good professors

    Cons

    Not many good restaurants, ugly buildings


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