University of Waterloo

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University of Waterloo Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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4.1 165 reviews

90% Approve of the CEO

University of Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullahpur

Feridun Hamdullahpur

(60 ratings)

90% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on your boss, flexible hours/time in lieu (in 12 reviews)

  • Very friendly work environment with helpful coworkers (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • while the work load is a little bit heavy, because my supervisor is quite ambitious (in 5 reviews)

  • The graduate student offices in Davis Center are rather poor (in 5 reviews)

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    A great university for graduate student

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

    ProsUniversity staffs are very nice and supportive to students. Provides good opportunities on campus for graduate student to earn some financial support. Provides good guidance in teaching.

    ConsWork pressure depending on employer (your supervisor). Less room for students to negotiate the work load unless they are funded outside of university.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    research assistant

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

    Prosco-op program for undergrads which helps to get hired right after graduation.

    Consgraduates studies has less industry experience and less job opportunity.

    Advice to Senior Managementshould make a co-op like opportunities for MS and PhD candidates.

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

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    Research Assistant

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

    Prosentrepreneurship, free to develop idea , heaven from software guys

    ConsSmall city and not very ideal from hard ware engineers

    Advice to Senior Managementmore interaction needed with the graduate students not just to there representatives

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

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    Lots to learn

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

    ProsIf you want to work schedule lots of work time, it can be a bit difficult.

    ConsVery flexible work schedule which allows to study and work at the same time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    it is a great university ,love it and recommand everyone to join

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood teachers, good students, good facilities, good enviroment

    Constoo much pressure, much harder than other universities,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Does not offer much learning experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosrelatively flexible hours, low stress

    Conslittle interaction, work gets repetitive

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    Fantastic employer for students

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible scheduling, networking opportunities, development encouraged

    Conscan be very hierarchical with little transparency

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Post Doctoral Fellow

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsYou have some freedom in performing your research
    You will have very good chance to collaborate with your group mates to produce some good publications

    ConsIt really and mailnly depends on your supervisor....Some supervisor might force you to stick with his research plan...others might give you some freedom in choosing your research topics....At the end of the day....you will need to produce some good publications

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

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    A good experience for those looking to get some experience in education.

    CS116 Instructional Support Assistant (Former Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsLots of good interaction with professors and students.
    A large community in which an intern can explore the field they think they are interested in with minimal risk.

    ConsA bit of a stagnant atmosphere. The university is stuck using very old software solutions that seem to be coded by previous interns. A lot of functionality is unknown to current management, because the people who made the code have left without leaving documentation.

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

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    Coop at Uwaterloo

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

    ProsGives you lots of mentoring and training,
    you can work on campus,
    people working at university are generally nice and conmendating

    ConsMost jobs are entry level jobs
    You have to have applied OSAP in order to apply a job on campus
    They just offer some simple jobs for students and there aren't many variaties

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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