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University of Ottawa Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
59 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Good place to have Work-Study job

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

    I worked at University of Ottawa part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice place to work, supervisors are easy to get along with and provide helpful insight regarding all job related questions. I have learned a lot.

    Cons

    You will meet the problem you will meet in all the rest of world. You may meet some guys who are really selfish.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Research Assistant

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

    I worked at University of Ottawa full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    was a member just recently graduated from Viva. A best place for Computer Vision students and its been great due to the fact that the work and study atmosphere is different than other similar places.

    Cons

    high tuition fee and normal salary can make it difficult to handle ur expenses,
    sometimes it's a worst place to do study and research

  3.  

    Teaching Assistant.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Ottawa

    Pros

    Good job, less work and good environment.

    Cons

    Few of the other colleagues werent that smart or hard working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick the right people for the job,HR at Telfer doesnt really work well.

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    Great school that emphasize on student experience and focus on a bilingual experience

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    Current Employee - Development Officer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Development Officer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Ottawa full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The bilingualism and opportunity to grow professionally

    Cons

    Expect every candidate to be bilingual which limit great professionals to obtain the job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It's a good and cozy environment.

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

    I have been working at University of Ottawa as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of francophones which make university life easier. Lots of TA positions recently.

    Cons

    Overcrowded classes and courses.
    If you don't know French you'll be screwed!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on quality and less on quantity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Small Overview

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Ottawa full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Stability if you are permanent employee

    Cons

    Unionized , salaries pegged
    Power is shared, makes it difficult to move forward new initiatives

  8.  

    Flexible working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Resource Worker in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Lab Resource Worker in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Ottawa part-time

    Pros

    Hours were very flexible and the environment friendly. There was ample opportunity to be self-directed.

    Cons

    Pay was very minimal and pay dates as an independent contractor were very unpredictable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Teaching Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Ottawa part-time

    Pros

    I got job experience as a teacher.

    Cons

    There is only contracts for fall and winter.

  10.  

    Working with encouraging people on topics that interest me

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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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and working from home possible. Working under a very good supervisor who is very open to ideas and enthusiastic about outcomes. I'm being paid to further my education and work on topics that I'm very interested in, I am definitely lucky. The entire mechanical engineering department is very helpful and open, if I have questions the faculty is always helpful and willing to share their knowledge.

    Cons

    Shared basement office, outdated lab equipment, limited summer TA opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work as support staff

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

    I have been working at University of Ottawa as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Worked on a term contract with the University Library. There is a strong body of leadership, an openess to trying new things, and a desire for even their short-term employees to grow on the job.

    Cons

    Cultural interta. There is some difficulty to having the org adapt to new technology. Still uses Libguides, for example. This is the only example I can thing of, and in no way should be a make-or-break thing. I had a fantastic time working for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course, but beware the looming fiscal crisis.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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