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University of Ottawa Reviews

Updated 13 March 2015
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Pros
  • Flexible hours and working from home possible (in 4 reviews)

  • Good benefits and easy to move up (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Power is shared, makes it difficult to move forward new initiatives (in 3 reviews)

  • Those individuals have moved up the chain together and are inhibiting true growth and progress due to lack of a broader perspective (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Nice university to gain knowledge!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Ottawa

    Pros

    team work, leadership, located convenience place in downtown.

    Cons

    study area is not enough

  2. Information Technology Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Ottawa

    Pros

    Not too stressful. Nice environment. Reduced hours in the summer. Lots of benefits and generally a great work/life balance.

    Cons

    You have to be bi-lingual.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3. satisfactory experience working as a research assistant while attending law school

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

    I worked at University of Ottawa part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked as a graduate research assistant for one of the law professors while attending law school. The work was very interesting - assisting case law research work for a professor who was writing a book on a legal topic. The professor was helpful in providing directions and feedback.

    Cons

    There is none. The work was very interesting, the schedule very flexible and the professor provided timely feedback and a lot of encouragement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a great way to financially assisting law students while providing them interesting work and expanding their experience in the legal profession.

    Recommends
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  5. Position of teaching assistant/ marker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Ottawa

    Pros

    Easy application process for students. Good pay compared to most other opportunities available to students.

    Cons

    Short contracts given, need to apply every semester unless maybe you know the professor very well.

    Recommends
  6. Research Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Ottawa

    Pros

    very good opportunity to build your resume for applying to graduate school. very good pay compared to other part-time jobs that normally hire students.

    Cons

    you need to know the professor very well before he/she would hire you for a project, because they usually just hire their graduate students and usually there is not very many positions for undergraduate students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the work culture really depends on your supervisor. some professors are very friendly, and you will become very good friends with them.

  7. Student Job

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Ottawa part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working experience. Flexible working time and reasonable pay.

    Cons

    It's just a student job and there is no possibility to continue it after graduation.

  8. Part time Application and Web Developer at Student Academic Success Services

    Current Employee - Applications and Web Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Applications and Web Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Ottawa part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Convenient if you are a student since it's on campus
    - Good if you want to learn some PHP
    - Very friendly environment
    - Very flexible supervisors
    - Your ideas will be heared

    Cons

    - You will encounter bad coding practices
    - The team is not solid because they hire part time students who end up leaving
    - Needs stronger leadership

  9. Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Ottawa

    Pros

    location, accessibility are two important elements to the favor of the university as a workplace. there are so many facilities on campus to the benefit of the staff and students

    Cons

    you need to be bilingual for most jobs, it would be have been much better if all posted jobs would be open to external candidates, not just internal ones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people need to be able to access more facilities on their time off, that should be extended too

  10. Good Salary

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    Former Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Ottawa as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    You can receive a very good pay by working as Teacing Assistant at University of Ottawa

    Cons

    You need to meet the predefined deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the salary according to students' tuition fee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Quite good atmosphere and helpful colleagues

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

    I have been working at University of Ottawa part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Colleagues in this university are very nice and they are kindly to help you to figure out some problems.

    Cons

    Sorry, I do really think that It is worth working in Ottawa U

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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