University of Waterloo
4.1 of 5 146 reviews
uwaterloo.ca Waterloo, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

University of Waterloo Reviews

Updated Mar 19, 2014
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4.1 146 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

University of Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullahpur

Feridun Hamdullahpur

(53 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

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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Working at UW is great

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

I have been working at University of Waterloo part-time for less than a year

ProsFlexible hours, independent, u need to take the innitiative

ConsNo socializing, no office, no supervising

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

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Good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Waterloo

ProsNice working environment and people

ConsCampus can sometimes seem dreary

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Positive

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosstructure, people, environment, benefits, students

Conslocation, climate, hours, schedule, movement

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good learning experience, while polishing my social skills

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

I have been working at University of Waterloo part-time for less than a year

ProsVery good learning experience, in terms of new tools and techniques. The environment is usually very supporting for anyone to learn and contribute.

ConsExpectations are usually very high. The works structure can be challenging sometime as many projects can accumulate at certain point.

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

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Very positive experience

Grad Student (Former Employee)
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

ProsExcellent university, cutting-edge research, valuable cooperations

ConsNo funds were provided by university, had to apply for external funding

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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University of Waterloo

Associate Professor (Current Employee)
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time for more than 8 years

ProsFreedom, Generous IP policy, Co-op students

ConsLocation, weather, no medical school

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

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great work environment for start up

Research Assistanta (Current Employee)
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

Prosgreat work environment for starting in the field

Conslong hours, shifts were not well laid out

Advice to Senior Managementbetter shift management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Too Many Politics

Director (Former Employee)
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I worked at University of Waterloo full-time for less than a year

ProsDesire for learning, updated technology, smart people

ConsToo many politics, ideas aren't accepted on merit, no ability to be nimble

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to what people are saying - there are a lot of good ideas being discussed but people are afraid to share them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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GOOD

Intern (Current Employee)
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I have been working at University of Waterloo as an intern for less than a year

ProsUniversity of Waterloo is a nice place to study and to work!

ConsThe city itself is pretty boring.

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Thesis based master's student at UW

Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Waterloo

ProsSupervisor is very nice. Salary (for RA) is good.

ConsTA work for some courses is too much - you may need to work 6-7 hrs per week to finish you assignment!
TA assignment bases much on luck - you might also be lucky enough to be assigned to a course that doesn't need you to do much.

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