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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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    Graduate Student

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Waterloo part-time

    Pros

    Great department and full of support

    Cons

    To be successful in your study at University of Waterloo, trying to get support from your classmates and professors as much as possible is very critical.

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    University of Waterloo welcomes to all enthusiastic students, educators and researchers.

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    University of Waterloo is a dynamic research-based University. It offers many things to learn and to do. A friendly educational environment and work place that brings you close to the feeling that you are at home.

    Cons

    I cannot think of cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Research Assistant Thesis

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    You get hands on experience on analog and digital circuits and get an opportunity to test the circuits

    Cons

    It takes a lot of time to test the chips.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    TA experience

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

    I have been working at University of Waterloo as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Well paid and get to work with subject experts

    Cons

    Sometimes courses are poorly organized and increases TA overload

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nil

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    I have learned lots of stuff here!

    Cons

    Always have some work to do!

  7.  

    Very nice experience overall

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

    I worked at University of Waterloo as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Good Teaching Assistant salary, enough money for graduate students in addition with Research Assistantships
    - Great communication and cooperation between the TA team and course instructor; very good flexibility in case one TA is not able to attend his session due to unseen circumstances.

    Cons

    - You will have to work very hard and keep polishing your concepts to satisfy intellectual demands of the students
    - sometimes issues with setting up of meeting times with the students

    Recommends
  8.  

    Typical Government - entitled staff, no desire to achieve or provide good service

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Student energy, ability to shine with a little effort, campus is a self contained city with amenities, educational opportunities

    Cons

    tenured staff and long time employees who never work above and beyond, dated IT, mindset that "nobody is as complicated or understands what we do here", 9-5 Monday to Friday attitude in IT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    revamp, get rid of old school mindset, invest in technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great people to work with!

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in duties and timings
    Well paid
    Easy work
    Get to work with professors

    Cons

    No promotion opportunities for teaching assistant position
    Marking papers is sometimes boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward good TAs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Research Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Waterloo as an intern

    Pros

    Intellectual autonomy, fantastic peer group

    Cons

    Weather is suboptimal, town is a bit dull

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    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    everything, people are nice and supportive. people are very supportive, supportive people

    Cons

    boring job, basic pay, minimum wage, doing this to fill the rview not much career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

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