University of Waterloo
4.1 of 5 148 reviews
uwaterloo.ca Waterloo, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

University of Waterloo Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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4.1 148 reviews

                             

95% Approve of the CEO

University of Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullahpur

Feridun Hamdullahpur

(55 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "flexible working hours, facilities are advanced"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Very friendly work environment with helpful coworkers"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "As a graduate student in computer science, you will feel that TA task is kind of"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Small city and not very ideal from hard ware engineers"
    in 4 reviews
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Satidfied

Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time for more than 3 years

ProsChallenging and innovative academic environment

ConsCan't tell for now wwwwwwwwwwwww

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement staff have to be on the same page.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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decent place to be

Researcher (Current Employee)
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time

Prosmore advanced areas of research are being introduced to the university research agenda

ConsI love the University of Waterloo

Advice to Senior Managementkeep going

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Graduate Student (Current Employee)
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time for more than a year

ProsRelaxed, lots of learning opportunities

ConsNo pressure, not a lot of salary

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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A great place to work, but there's a bit of a double standard on innovation.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Waterloo

ProsGreat work environment. Friendly staff across campus. Easy to network. Very supportive of learning opportunities on the job, and of ways to progress throughout the university.

ConsVery entrenched in bureaucracy and tradition. It can sometimes feel like there is competition between the older staff who have worked at Waterloo for years, and the new younger staff who are trying to push the university into the 21st century.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou say you want innovation, so support it when someone presents you with it. Let go of tradition and history and try something new.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very stipulating place to work

Associate Professor (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time for more than 5 years

Prosinnovative, creative, good leadership, stimulating, friendly

Conssmaller town, but well within distance from Toronto

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Research Assistant

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at University of Waterloo

ProsAmazing grad students and professors to work with who want to see you grow.

ConsYou won't get amazing hours it's just a part-time opportunity and can take up more time than you might expect.

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Great Experience

Research & Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time for more than a year

ProsIt's the best job to support your education

ConsSome times it becomes really hectic especially if you are doing research.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey are doing a good job

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place for math and cs study

Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time for more than 5 years

ProsMath and computer science are famous, and engineering is also a big and famous department.

ConsAs a graduate student in computer science, you will feel that TA task is kind of ... to much.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe management of this university is really good.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall a good experience

Graduate Student (Current Employee)
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time for more than a year

ProsThe university is highly regarded in Computer Science and pays well compared to most other universities in Canada.
The graduate student residences are quite nice for what you pay.

Cons- The graduate student offices in Davis Center are rather poor. Most of the offices don't have windows and get poor airflow. They also cram too many people into each office.
- Expense reports are a pain to file. Finance requires too much documentation. The amount of paper that they waste is ludicrous.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I worked at University of Waterloo as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThe professors are great supervisors. Very knowledgeable

Consneed more resources in research

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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