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Carleton University Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2019

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Carleton University CEO Roseann O’Reilly Runte
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  • "Experience can vary from professor to(in 15 reviews)

  • "no cons a lovely place to start career(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Decent and Fair"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant 

    I worked at Carleton University for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay Fulfilling work Influential to student futures

    Cons

    Hours are locked in at the start of the term

    Carleton University2019-08-14
  2. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carleton University for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed culture Competitive pay Great admin support

    Cons

    Can be hectic at times

    Carleton University2019-07-25
  3. "Great Student Job"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carleton University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Flexible Schedule - Generous Salary - Fun Work Environment

    Cons

    - Irregular Work Loading - Work load dependent upon supervier

    Carleton University2019-07-24
  4. "Nice place"

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    Former Employee - Research Asisitant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carleton University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    friendly people Nice staff supportive

    Cons

    kinda slow nothing too bad to say

    Carleton University2019-07-31
  5. "overall positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carleton University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexibility to chose which days work best for you

    Cons

    sometimes have to put in more hours than you are paid for

    Carleton University2019-07-17
  6. "Manager Review"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carleton University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Friendly employees, good initiatives for staff (ie. Healthy Workplace, etc.), good location, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Unethical hiring practices, emphasis on bringing back retired employees instead of giving others opportunity, slow to make change, very behind in research on supporting students, and more focused on what looks good to the news than what benefits the students.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on things that actually impact student success rather than those that look good on CTV.

    Carleton University2019-07-28
  7. "GOOD"

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    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    there was no problem to be honest

    Cons

    INTERACTION WITH PEOPLE

    Carleton University2019-07-26
  8. "Depends on the unit/department"

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    Current Employee - Various 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Carleton University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The University as a whole has many good intitiatives to take care of its people and promote career growth (Carleton Leader program, Supervisory Development, Healthy Workplace).

    Cons

    Union environments are not my preference (I am in the union). Priorities can change depending on the whims of the provincial government of the day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the initiatives mentioned above as they are vital to staff development.

    Carleton University2019-07-14
  9. "Average University Teaching Position"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends

    I worked at Carleton University for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice campus, decent library, reasonably collegial atmosphere.

    Cons

    Limited and very basic office space and support for contract instructors.

    Carleton University2019-07-11
  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at Carleton University for less than a year

    Pros

    A great place to learn and work on various exciting projects

    Cons

    Since it is a research company things change rapidly

    Carleton University2019-06-27
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