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University of Waterloo Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
178 Reviews
4.2
178 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • very reasonable pay, friendly people and work environment (in 13 reviews)

  • Depending on your boss, flexible hours/time in lieu (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Research assistant

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

    I worked at University of Waterloo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place to work and improve

    Cons

    nothing to mention here but may be later on

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place for a job

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    Former Employee - Student Access Van Driver  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Student Access Van Driver in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Waterloo part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lovely atmosphere, very welcoming. I enjoy the neighbor-like feel around the office

    Cons

    Management are a pleasure to work with and are always setting up events to participate in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what ur doing!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great undergrad experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Waterloo as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great reputation and great university environment.

    Cons

    School is highly catered to some programs over others, not a problem if you are studying in one of those programs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    High quality

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    They provide a good academic environment.

    Cons

    Achieving an outstanding academic status is challenging.

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    Grad studies at University of Waterloo

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    Current Employee - Research and Teaching Assistant  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research and Teaching Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Depending on the supervisor and department the experience can vary from person to person. You are free to manage your own time and work-hours are flexible. Regardless of details, you can get a good idea of what you would see in an academic environment and whether it is for you or not.

    Cons

    The projects you may work on may not be the best fit for you. There might be personality conflicts with your supervisor. You either try to adjust or change your group.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good team that the team used throughout

    Cons

    Not the greatest technology used here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More pay... it's been a while since I worked there

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A very good university

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Student  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Student in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    A lot of intelligent people and professor are here, you can learn a lot in the university

    Cons

    the work is very hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice to management

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great school to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Highly competitive place to do research, best engineering school in Canada and one of the top in the World.

    Cons

    Waterloo as a city is bit remote; however, Kitchener airport being started direct flights to Chicago....it getting better.

    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    As far as postdoctoral fellowships go, UW is a good choice

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

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

    Pros

    Reasonable benefit package if you can get a 2 year or more contract. The University has a good reputation.

    Cons

    Postdoctoral fellowships never pay very much. Office space provided was really bad.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Teaching Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    Easy Job and Easy Money

    Cons

    Coursework students are not eligible for full time TA

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