University of Ottawa Reviews

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Pros
  • "Excellent work environment to work(in 62 reviews)

  • "Good experience as being a TA, good pay(in 39 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay, not many services available for employees(in 11 reviews)

  • "A lot of work, weekend shift, low salary(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good

      Sep 8, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
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      Pros

      good payment and excellent working environment

      Cons

      Working pressure is sometimes extremely high

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Sep 6, 2022 - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good overall working environment and flexible time

      Cons

      No obvious cons for this role

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good for a short-term career

      Sep 11, 2022 - Program Officer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Quick hiring process - Opportunity to move around after 6 months

      Cons

      - Salary was not negotiable and no justified reasons - Not flexible on work schedule - Mandatory to work three days in the office even though our clients are online - No performance plan. They do not prioritize your professional development. - HR do not act much - No benefits for contract

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      good introduction to general office work

      Aug 19, 2022 - Line Cook in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's an office like any other, coworkers are pleasant and helpful

      Cons

      none really, early start times maybe.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Bilingual institution

      Aug 22, 2022 - Alumni Relations Officer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits, pension, union are great.

      Cons

      Duplicating efforts by producing everything in both official languages. Employees aren’t valued for their contributions.

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Researcher

      Sep 10, 2022 - PhD Graduate Student in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      get experience in addition to getting PhD degree

      Cons

      low income, no jobs available

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place to Work

      Aug 2, 2022 - Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours and a smooth staffing process.

      Cons

      I can't find any cons when it comes to University of Ottawa.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work and study

      Jul 6, 2022 - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice staff and colleagues, the payment always was timely.

      Cons

      The training was not very job specific.

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great learning opportunity

      Jul 15, 2022 - Human Resources Manager in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great colleagues and great perks

      Cons

      Unorganized and major decisions that affect employees always made without our input

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Promising employeer

      Jun 16, 2022 - Graduate Research Assistant in Ottawa, ON
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      Pros

      Time flexibility, Holidays, Compatible peers, Health benefits

      Cons

      I think they can work on providing financial aid to students

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    University of Ottawa has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 1,067 reviews left anonymously by employees. 88% of employees would recommend working at University of Ottawa to a friend and 63% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, University of Ottawa employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at University of Ottawa. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

    88% of University of Ottawa employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated University of Ottawa 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.9 for career opportunities.

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