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University of Waterloo Reviews

Updated 12 December 2014
Updated 12 December 2014
201 Reviews
4.2
201 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The flexibility is excellent in terms of achieving a work- life balance (in 9 reviews)

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


Cons
  • The graduate student offices in Davis Center are rather poor (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    TA Position

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant

    I worked at University of Waterloo part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The professor I worked with was very helpful in making sure that we (my TA partner and I) stayed within our allotted hours, taking on more work personally to make sure of it.

    Cons

    There was enough work in the course for TAs that we could have benefitted from at least one more TA for the course I worked (technical course). I have it on authority that a similar course in other programs could have up to 5 TAs for the number of students we were responsible for.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good environment. I am glad that I did my degree here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Strong research environment, very talented people around.

    Cons

    It is a college town and is an hour drive from Toronto. For people who are focused on research though this is not really a con

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent working environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grad Student in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Grad Student in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Various opportunities to develop yourself in academia or industry-related projects depending on your area and collaboration of your group and companies. Plus, the working environment is pretty decent and the schedule flexible.

    Cons

    TA opportunities are limited and strongly background oriented. It's not quite possible to apply for a TA position in other department if you've changed your major.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    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 (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
  6.  

    Great place for a job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  7.  

    Great undergrad experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    Grad studies at University of Waterloo

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  11.  

    A very good university

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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

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