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Waterloo, ON
1001 to 5000 employees
1957
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$500 million to $1 billion (CAD) per year
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In just half a century, the University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada's technology hub, has become one of Canada's leading comprehensive universities with 35,000 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs ... Read more

Mission: The University of Waterloo's Strategic Plan has a single goal: to be recognized as one of the top innovation universities in the world.

Our Strategic Plan identifies eight themes (areas of strength) for ... Read more

University of Waterloo Reviews

  • "Being an International Master's of Applied Science Student at University of Waterloo"

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    Current Employee - Masters Student in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Masters Student in Waterloo, ON

    I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time

    Pros

    Successful and dedicated supervisors
    Research is really good
    International atmosphere
    Affordable student life

    Cons

    The University of Waterloo is not very generous about scholarships, so you probably need to do teaching assistantships to live properly.

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University of Waterloo Interviews

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    Manager, Communications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON) in November 2020.

    Interview

    I applied in October, and about 4 weeks later I received an email to schedule a video chat meeting. After that initial meeting, there was a group/panel meeting consisting of 4 people.
    Everyone was very nice and professional, and each took a turn asking me a question. The only negative element was that they did not leave any time for me to ask questions.
    I was then asked on a Thursday to attend a second panel meeting early the following week. The dates I suggested were refused, and I was told they had time only on the Monday. So I re-arranged my schedule to accommodate. I was then given an assignment, and told to prepare a presentation for the second panel interview.
    The second panel interview went well. Again everyone was very nice, and they took turns asking questions (again 4 people), but yet again there was no time built in for me to ask questions.
    A few days later I received some forms to fill out to verify my education and provide references. I was told I had to include the supervisor of my most recent employer. Never in my career have I ever been mandated as to who to provide as a reference. Despite having a written reference letter, they would not budge on this point.

    I withdrew my application at this point, as it had become very clear throughout this entire process that my questions, concerns and needs were of no interest to them. As this position was for a 12-month contract without guarantee of future employment, and only 10 days vacation, I was comfortable walking away. I knew this employer would not be a good match for me.

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University of Waterloo Awards & Accolades

  • Business Excellence Award Winner - Employee Engagement, Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, 2016

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