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Overall positive experience even if the pay was a bit subpar

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

I have been working at Carleton University part-time for more than a year

Pros

Flexible schedule, on campus site so easy to get to classes from there, recommend it for students who have long gaps between classes and will be on campus anyways, payments were always on time

Cons

The pay was a bit subpar, a certain lack of professionalism by coworkers and supervisors, have to deal with disrespectful and entitled students

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challenge your employs better

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    Family-friendly, good work-life balance and benefits, great undergraduate intake

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor

    I have been working at Carleton University full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and recognition of work-life balance.

    Cons

    Making changes to curriculum offerings as allied to faculty or shifting department interests occur at a glacial pace. Ottawa is expensive to live in as a single earner and stifling in terms of social life.

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    Valuable work experience

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    Former Employee - Residence Fellow/Teaching Assistant  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Residence Fellow/Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Carleton University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Youthful work environment
    - Looks good on the resume
    - Work you can feel good about doing because it's contributing to the education experience of others

    Cons

    - When working as a TA supporting courses taught by contract instructors I was often frustrated because they were thrown into their position with little preparation and there was a lot of confusion
    - When working as a residence fellow I often felt annoyed with the unnecessarily strict and subjectively evaluated programming expectations that didn't jive with the reality of the wants or needs of the students
    - Sometimes the approach of the institution toward students, staff and faculty felt a little too profit-driven for a place of learning -- I felt the quality of the educational experience being provided by the school was sometimes compromised by the amount of students the school wanted to admit into its programs and residence buildings without the proper space, staff or resources to accommodate increased numbers (e.g. new residence buildings were built without new senior residents or onsite counselors being hired or cafeteria space being added)

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    - Please train and pay your contract instructors more so TAs feel less overwhelmed and more supported

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